The Sixteenth Century

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Overview

This volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series examines the sixteenth century—one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual perspectives. The book includes material on regions of Europe often ignored in other general histories of the period, such as the East and the Mediterranean world. This unique text challenges, tests, and revises the received wisdom of past accounts in light of the most modern historical scholarship. Traditional textbook history—from the multiple "revolutions" to the rise of the nation-states—emerges transformed from this volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198731894
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Series: Short Oxford History of Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Euan Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at the Union Theological Seminary, New York, and was previously Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has published extensively on European history in the age of the Reformation, including The European Reformation and, as editor, Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History, both also published by Oxford University Press.

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Table of Contents

1 The economy 18
2 Politics and warfare 58
3 Society 89
4 The mind 116
5 The turmoil of faith 145
6 Europe and a world expanded 174
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