Seventeenth-Century Europe: State, Conflict and Social Order in Europe, 1598-1700

Seventeenth-Century Europe: State, Conflict and Social Order in Europe, 1598-1700

by Daniel Fitzpatrick

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Seventeenth-Century Europe: State, Conflict and Social Order in Europe, 1598-1700 by Daniel Fitzpatrick

This thematically organised text provides a compelling introduction and guide to the key problems and issues of this highly controversial century. Offering a genuinely comparative history, Thomas Munck adeptly balances Eastern and Southern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Ottoman Empire against the better-known history of France, the British Isles and Spain.

Seventeenth-Century Europe
- gives full prominence to the political context of the period, arguing that the Thirty Years War is vital to understanding the social and political developments of the early modern period
- provides detailed coverage of the debates surrounding the 'general crisis', absolutism and the growth of the state, and the implications these had for townspeople, the peasantry and the poor
- examines changes in economic orientation within Europe, as well as continuity and change in mental and cultural traditions at different social levels.

Now fully revised, this second edition of a well-established and approachable synthesis features important new material on the Ottomans, Christian-Moslem contacts and on the role of women. The text has also been thoroughly updated to take account of recent research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403936189
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/03/2005
Series: Palgrave History of Europe Series
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2005
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

THOMAS MUNCK is Reader in History at the University of Glasgow, UK. His publications include The Peasantry and the Early Absolute Monarchy in Denmark, 1660-1708 (1979) and The Enlightenment: A Comparative Social History, 1721-1794 (2000), and a range of articles on early modern Denmark, literacy in Europe, and related issues.

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