The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume II: Cultures and Power

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 II is devoted to "Cultures and Power", opening with chapters on philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment. Subsequent sections examine 'Europe beyond Europe', with the transformation of contact with other continents during the first global age, and military andpolitical developments, notably the expansion of state power.

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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 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019959726X

ISBN - 13:9780199597260

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Table of Contents

1. A.S. Brett: Political Thought2. Margaret L. King: A Return to the Ancient World?3. Kathleen Crowther: A Revolution in Natural Philosophy4. T.K. Rabb: Art and Architecture5. Thomas Munck: Music6. John Robertson and Avi Lifschitz: Europe's Enlightenment7. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Navigation and Discovery8. J.H. Elliott: Iberian Empires9. Leonard Blusse: Northern European Empires10. Thomas Cohen and Emanuele Colombo: The Role of the Religious Orders11. Gabriel Paquette: Colonial Societies12. Matthew Romaniello: Trade and the 'Global Economy'13. R. Bin Wong: The Unconquered East14. Ronald G. Asch: Western European Monarchies15. Robert Frost: Northern and Eastern Monarchies16. Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.: Authority and Popular Resistance17. Jeroen Duindam: Rulers and Courts18. Carlo Capra: Governance19. James D. Tracy: Taxation and Finance20. Robert von Friedeburg: Republics and Republicanism21. Carol B. Stevens: Warfare on Land22. Louis Sicking: Warfare at Sea23. Gabor Agoston: The Ottoman Empire and Europe24. Brendan Simms: Europe's Shifting Balance of Power, c.1450-181525. Paul Dover and Hamish Scott: The Growth of Diplomacy, c.1450-1815