Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 / Edition 2 available in Paperback
The second edition of this best-selling textbook is thoroughly updated to include expanded coverage of the late eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and incorporates recent advances in gender history, global connections and cultural analysis. It features summaries, timelines, maps, illustrations and discussion questions to support the student. Enhanced online content and sections on sources and methodology give students the tools they need to study early modern European history. Leading historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks skilfully balances breadth and depth of coverage to create a strong narrative, paying particular attention to the global context of European developments. She integrates discussion of gender, class, regional and ethnic differences across the entirety of Europe and its overseas colonies as well as the economic, political, religious and cultural history of the period.
About the Author
Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and an experienced textbook author. Her recent books include Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (third edition, Cambridge University Press, 2008), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice (second edition, 2010) and Gender in History: Global Perspectives (second edition, 2010).
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Europe in the world of 1450; 2. Individuals in society, 1450–1600; 3. Politics and power, 1450–1600; 4. Cultural and intellectual life, 1450–1600; 5. Religious reform and consolidation, 1450–1600; 6. Economics and technology, 1450–1600; 7. Europe in the world, 1450–1600; 8. Individuals in society, 1600–1789; 9. Politics and power, 1600–1789; 10. Cultural and intellectual life, 1600–1789; 11. Religious consolidation and renewal, 1600–1789; 12. Economics and technology, 1600–1789; 13. Europe in the world, 1600–1789.
What People are Saying About This
"Wiesner-Hank's approach is heavily conditioned by social history and splendidly integrates the non-European world and Europe's colonial interests. […] Libraries will want to add this erudite volume, which is much more than a textbook, to their collections." Choice
"Wiesner-Hanks has succeeded in writing an engaging synthesis of the 'new picture' of the early modern period at the survey level. It is up to date and impressive in its breadth of coverage, and will be useful for anyone with a general interest in the period, especially those interested in gender and social history" -Dwight E.R. Ten Huisen, H-German
"As an introductory survey of European history from the invention of the printing press to the French Revolution, it admirably synthesizes an immense array of disparate themes and approaches while maintaining reader attention… Throughout, Wiesner's style is engaging and intentionally accessible to the current generation of students." -Dwight E.R. Ten Huisen, H-German