The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

by Geoffrey Parker
     
 

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One of the most fierce and wide-ranging debates in historical circles during the last twenty years has concerned the theory that throughout Europe, the seventeenth century was a period of crisis so pervasive, significant and intense that it could be labelled a 'General Crisis'. A number of articles stimulated by the debate were collected and published in a book

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One of the most fierce and wide-ranging debates in historical circles during the last twenty years has concerned the theory that throughout Europe, the seventeenth century was a period of crisis so pervasive, significant and intense that it could be labelled a 'General Crisis'. A number of articles stimulated by the debate were collected and published in a book entitled Crisis in Europe, edited by Trevor Aston.
This volume takes the still acrimonious debate up to the present day. The editors have collected together ten important subsequent essays concerning the social, economic and political crises which affected not only Europe but also Asia in the mid-seventeenth century. All the pieces are essential reading for a clear understanding of the period. This new edition of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century contains fresh research, new perspectives and completely updated bibliographies and index.

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A collection of essays continuing the debate in historical circles on the theory that, throughout Europe, the 17th century saw a period of crisis so pervasive and intense that it could be labeled a "general crisis." This edition, revised since the first was published in 1978, takes the still undecided debate up to the present day, with a new introduction, several updated essays, and four new chapters on the social, economic, and political crises that affected not only Europe but also Asia during the mid-17th century. Complementary to the publisher's 1965 title, "Crisis in Europe, 1560-1660". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415165181
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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