Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History / Edition 1

Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History / Edition 1

by Euan Cameron
     
 

This extensively illustrated book offers a new kind of introduction to Europe between 1500 and 1800. It 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 also examines politics to

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This extensively illustrated book offers a new kind of introduction to Europe between 1500 and 1800. It 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 also examines politics to consider the emergence of modern attitudes and techniques in governing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198207603
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
945,001
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors, List of Illustrations
Editor's Introduction
Editor's Acknowledgements
Prologue: Europe and the World Around, Anthony R. D. Pagden
I: THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY c.1500-c.1618
1. The Conditions of Life for the Masses, Alison Rowlands
2. The Power of the Word: Renaissance and Reformation, Euan Cameron
3. War, Religion, and the State, Steven J. Gunn
II: THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY c.1618-c.1715
4. Colonies, Enterprises, and Wealth: The Economies of Europe and the Wider World, R. A. Houston
5. Embattled Faiths: Religion and Natural Philosophy, Robin Briggs
6. Warfare, Crisis, and Absolutism, Jeremy Black
III: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY c.1715-1789
7. A Widening Market in Consumer Goods, James C. Riley
8. The Enlightenment, Norman Hampson
9. Europe Turns East: Political Developments, H. M. Scott
Epilogue: The Old Order Transformed 1789-1815, T. C. W. Blanning
Further Reading
Illustration Sources
Index

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