Urban Achievement in Early Modern Europe: Golden Ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London

Urban Achievement in Early Modern Europe: Golden Ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London

by Patrick O'Brien, Derek Keene, Marjolein 't Hart, Herman van der Wee
     
 

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Comparative urban history examines early modern economic and cultural achievements in Antwerp, Amsterdam, and London.See more details below

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Comparative urban history examines early modern economic and cultural achievements in Antwerp, Amsterdam, and London.

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"...[an] useful and interesting book of essays that are, in their own right, uniformly knowledgeable, clearly written and eminently readable. There is a great deal here to admire and savor..." Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature

"All of the essays are...useful to general audiences, as well as to specialists in the sub-field of early modern urban history." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"...a superb overview of current work on early modern cultural history." Christopher P. Heuer, Historians of Netherlandish Art

"This is a good book where the individual chapters all manifest high quality scholarship and the overall realization is successful." American Historical Review

"This collection of essays presents some of the best current scholarship on each of the three cities during the early modern period, and is crucial reading for both specialists and for those interested in a comparative urban history in a more general sense." Sixteenth Century Journal

"...well thought-out and finely executed volume...this is an unusually rich and thought-provoking collection of essays, and will doubtless prove of interest to an exceptionally wide range of readers." Renaissance Quarterly

"This highly informative, well prepared, and coherent collection is recommended to all students of early modern business history. May it open up a new field of comparative golden-age studies." Business History Review

"[O'Brien] poses basic questions with refreshing openness, advances ideas but does not proscribe answers. His introduction is noteworthy for setting context and spinning ideas instead of merely summarizing papers...The authors of the fifteen essays are all experts who deliver important chapters." Journal of Modern History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088879
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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