After the Black Death / Edition 2

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Praise for the first edition:

"To give a sense of immediacy and vividness to the long period in such a short space is a major achievement." —History

"Huppert’s book is a little masterpiece every teacher should welcome." —Renaissance Quarterly

A work of genuine social history, 'After the Black Death leads the reader into the real villages and cities of European society. For this second edition, George Huppert has added a new chapter on the incessant warfare of the age and thoroughly updated the bibliographical essay.

Indiana University Press

"Students and general readers, however, will read the work with interest and pleasure for the information it provides in an engaging manner."--Choice

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the flood of books in European social history, this superb synthesis will surely stand out. It is based on specialized studies of social changes across early modern Europe (but primarily in France) that led to the Industrial and the French revolutions. Structured around communitiesvillages, towns, and citiesit offers a mine of fresh information about elites, the middle classes, the poor, demographic trends, marriage patterns, education, crime, social rebellions, and sexuality. As in late medieval, so in early modern Western Europe, the nuclear family of four or five people was the general norm. College teachers, students, anyone interested in the social life of the modern West will appreciate this beautifully written, soundly researched, and highly knowledgeable book. Bennett D. Hill, St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, D.C. Kammen, Michael. A Machine That Would Go of Itself: the Constitution in American culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253211804
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in History Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 764,668
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

George Huppert is Professor of History at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of The Idea of Perfect History: Historical Erudition and Historical Philosophy in Renaissance France, Les Bourgeois Gentilhommes: An Essay on the Definition of Elites in Renaissance France, and Public Schools in Renaissance France, as well as numerous essays and articles on the social history of early modern Europe.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1. The Eternal Village
2. The Freedom of the City
3. The Urban Community
4. The Urban Elite
5. The Privileged Estates
6. The Evolution of Rural Society
7. Rebellion
8. On the Margins of the Community
9. Private Lives
10. Worldly Minds
11. War and Plunder
12. Conclusion
Bibliographical Essay

Indiana University Press

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