Europe in the Sixteenth Century / Edition 1

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Overview

Assuming no prior knowledge of the period, this engaging narrative history introduces readers to the central features and main developments of sixteenth-century Europe.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Andrew Pettegree is one of the most eloquent and perceptive historians working on early-modern European history, and this work is evidence of that." C. Scott Dixon, The Queen's University of Belfast

"Europe in the Sixteenth Century offers an excellent introduction to the complexities of the sixteenth century and deserves a place on the bookshelf of every library and any student." Reformation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631207047
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Blackwell History of Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrew's and Director of the St Andrew's Reformation Studies Institute. He has published widely on sixteenth-century history, the English and European Reformations, and the history of the Book, including most recently a survey of The Reformation World (2000).

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
1 Time and Space: Living in Sixteenth-century Europe 1
2 Europe in 1500: Political Organization 19
3 The Struggle for Italy 48
4 The Winds of Change 66
5 The Reformation 88
6 Charles V and the Defence of Catholic Europe 114
7 The Age of Religious War 131
8 The French Wars of Religion 149
9 The Dutch Revolt 170
10 The Making of Protestant Britain 193
11 Philip II and the Resolution of the Reformation Conflict 213
12 New Worlds 227
13 Eastern Europe 249
14 Culture 272
15 Europe in 1600 306
App Lists of the Major European Rulers and their Consorts 329
Timelines 337
Notes 344
Further Reading 353
Index 367
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