The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume I: Peoples and Place

Hardcover | September 30, 2015

EditorHamish Scott

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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term "early modern" has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however,the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subjectduring the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of "early modernity" itself and to survey early modern Europe as an establishedfield of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that "early modern" is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity.Volume I examines "Peoples and Place", assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.

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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term "early modern" has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however,the unity implied in the notion has fragmen...

Hamish Scott has published extensively on eighteenth-century international relations, government and enlightened absolutism, and on the early modern nobility. He taught for many years at the University of St Andrews, and is now attached to the University of Glasgow. A Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pagesPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199597251

ISBN - 13:9780199597253

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1. Hamish Scott: Introduction: 'Early Modern' Europe and the Idea of Early Modernity2. Valerie Kivelson: The Early Modern Emergence of 'Europe'?3. Christian Pfister: Weather, Climate, and the Environment4. Mary Lindemann: Disease and Medicine5. Anne McCants: Demography6. Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum: Time7. Hamish Scott: Travel and Communications8. James R. Raven: Print and Printedness9. Fania Oz-Salzberger: Languages and Literacy10. Ann Blair and Devin Fitzgerald: A Revolution in Information?11. Regina Grafe: Economic and Social Trends12. Andreas Gestrich: The Social Order13. Mikolaj Szoltysek: Families and Households14. Margaret R. Hunt: Sexual Identity and the Family15. Janine Maegraith and Craig Muldrew: Consumption and Material Life16. Tom Scott: The Agrarian West17. Edgar Melton: The Agrarian East18. James S. Amelang: Country and Town in Mediterranean Europe19. Rab Houston: Towns and Urbanisation20. Markus Kupker: Manufacturing21. David J. Collins, SJ: The Christian Church, 1370-155022. Ulinka Rublack: Protestantism and Its Adherents23. Nicholas Terpstra: Early Modern Catholicism24. Nikolaos Chrissidis: The World of Orthodoxy25. David B. Ruderman: The Transformations of Judaism26. Tijana Krstic: Islam within Europe27. Caroline Castiglione: The Culture of Peoples28. Mack Holt: Belief and its Limits