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Overview

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.
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British historian Cameron, author of The European Reformation Oxford Univ., 1991, joins ten prominent British and American historians in surveying the three centuries of European history from 1500 to 1800. Perhaps the most momentous period of European development, these years saw the fragmentation of the Christian Church, the European exploration and settlement of North and South America, the emergence of new forms of governance, and the rise of the nation state. While considering the broad cultural, religious, and political trends over the course of these three centuries, the authors also attempt to illustrate what daily life was like for the people of this period and how they felt and responded as their world changed around them. The authors succeed in illuminating one of the most eventful periods in European history. This work should be of interest to the general reader as well as to students. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.--Robert J. Andrews, Duluth P.L., MN Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198205289
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Euan Cameron is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Editor's Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction
Prologue: Europe and the World Around 1
I The Sixteenth Century, c.1500 - c.1618 29
1 The Conditions of Life for the Masses 31
2 The Power of the Word: Renaissance and Reformation 63
3 War, Religion, and the State 102
II The Seventeenth Century, c.1618 - c.1715 135
4 Colonies, Enterprises, and Wealth: the Economies of Europe and the Wider World 137
5 Embattled Faiths: Religion and Natural Philosophy 171
6 Warfare, Crisis, and Absolutism 206
III The Eighteenth Century, c.1715 - c.1789 231
7 A Widening Market in Consumer Goods 233
8 The Enlightenment 265
9 Europe Turns East: Political Developments 298
Epilogue: The Old Order Transformed 1789-1815 345
Further Reading 375
Index 381
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