The Origins of European Individualism

The Origins of European Individualism

by Aaron Gurevich
     
 

The development of modern Europe, through such events as the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the rise of industrial capitalism, is often seen in terms of the triumph of individualism. Yet the precise stages in the evolution of the European individual remain one of the most elusive aspects of the region's history.

Overview

The development of modern Europe, through such events as the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the rise of industrial capitalism, is often seen in terms of the triumph of individualism. Yet the precise stages in the evolution of the European individual remain one of the most elusive aspects of the region's history. In this broad and thought-provoking investigation, Aaron Gurevich, one of Russia's leading historians, examines the growth of individual consciousness through European history, and assesses its impact on key social and political events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631179634
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/1995
Series:
Making of Europe Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Gurevich is Professor at the Institute of General History at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

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