Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe (4 Volume Hardback Set)

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At a time when the enlarged European Community asserts the humanist values uniting its members, this series of four volumes, featuring leading scholars from twelve countries, seeks to uncover the deep but hidden unities shaping a common European past. These volumes examine the domains of religion, the city, communication and information, the conception of man and the use of material goods, identifying the links which endured and were strengthened through ceaseless cultural exchanges, even during this time of endless wars and religious disputes. Volume I examines the role of religion as a vehicle for cultural exchange. Volume II surveys the reception of foreigners within the cities of early modern Europe. Volume III explores the place of information and communication in early modern Europe. Volume IV reveals how cultural exchange played a central role in the fashioning of a first European identity.

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"...a most ambitious and valuable series of very scholarly, thoroughly researched papers that focus on specific original research areas yet present broad interpretations of the general themes. The papers were all discussed by the participants and revised for publications, and thus are of the highest academic standards for both writing and research." —CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521855532
  • Publisher: European Science Foundation
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 1750
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 4.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Muchembled is Professor of History at Universite Paris XIII. He specialises in the social and cultural history of Western Europe, especially France. His publications in English include A History of the Devil from the Middle Ages to the Present (2004).

William Monter is Emeritus Professor of History at North-western University. He is an internationally renowned early-modern social historian who has worked on a wide variety of subjects, including witchcraft, the Inquisition, women's history, and perceived deviance, with special reference to France, Switzerland and Spain.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introductions; Part II. Cohabitation and Conflict in the Religious Borderlands - Central (and North-east-central) Europe as Example); 3. Religious frontiers in the Bohemian lands after the White Mountain Olivier Chaline; 4. Religious coexistence and competition in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth c. 1600 Daniel Tollet; 5. Missionaries as cultural intermediaries in religious borderlands Istvan Tóth; Part III. Churches in Action; Part III. Churches in Action; Part IV. Religious Communication; Part I. Introduction; Part II. Presence and Reception of Foreigners; Part II Marc Boone and Heleni Porfyriou; 5. The Greek diaspora; Part III. Structures and Spaces of Cultural Exchanges; Part III Stephen Turk Christensen, Alex Cowan and Derek Keene; 12. Fairs as sites of economic and cultural exchange Alberto Grohmann; 13. Markets, squares, streets; Part I. Networks and Markets of Information; Part II. Uses and Meanings of Correspondence; Part III. Uses and Meanings of Correspondence.

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