Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History / Edition 1

Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History / Edition 1

by Euan Cameron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198205287

ISBN-13: 9780198205289

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The contributors to Early Modern Europe set out to convey the feel of the changes in life, beyond the raw historical data. Their chapters are extensively illustrated with carefully chosen images which complement the text. The book considers the evolving economy and society - the basic facts of life for the majority of Europe's people. It shows how the religious and…  See more details below

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The contributors to Early Modern Europe set out to convey the feel of the changes in life, beyond the raw historical data. Their chapters are extensively illustrated with carefully chosen images which complement the text. The book considers the evolving economy and society - the basic facts of life for the majority of Europe's people. It shows how the religious and intellectual unity of western culture fragmented and dissolved under the impact of new ideas. It examines politics, not just as the rise and fall of empires, but for the emergence of modern attitudes and techniques in governing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198205289
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Editor's Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction
Prologue: Europe and the World Around1
IThe Sixteenth Century, c.1500 - c.161829
1The Conditions of Life for the Masses31
2The Power of the Word: Renaissance and Reformation63
3War, Religion, and the State102
IIThe Seventeenth Century, c.1618 - c.1715135
4Colonies, Enterprises, and Wealth: the Economies of Europe and the Wider World137
5Embattled Faiths: Religion and Natural Philosophy171
6Warfare, Crisis, and Absolutism206
IIIThe Eighteenth Century, c.1715 - c.1789231
7A Widening Market in Consumer Goods233
8The Enlightenment265
9Europe Turns East: Political Developments298
Epilogue: The Old Order Transformed 1789-1815345
Further Reading375
Index381

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