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European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History / Edition 3

European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History / Edition 3

by Beat Kumin
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ISBN-13: 2901138119153
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/03/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Beat Kümin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick

Table of Contents

List of figures and acknowledgements vii

Notes on contributors xii

Preface xvi

List of abbreviations and symbols xvii

Introduction Beat Kumin 1

Part I Starting Points 9

Europe in 1500 Humfrey Butters 11

Beyond Europe c. 1500 Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane 20

Part II Society and Economy 31

Gender and Family Bernard Capp 33

Rural Society Steve Hindle 44

Urban Society Penny Roberts 54

Marginals and Deviants Penny Roberts 64

The Early Modern Economy Steve Hindle 74

Part III Religion 85

Church and People at the Close of the Middle Ages Beat Küet;min and Peter Marshall 87

The Long Reformation 96

Lutheran Henry J. Cohn 97

Reformed Penny Roberts 107

Catholic Anne Gerritsen, Kevin Gould and Peter Marshall 117

Religious Culture in Early Modern Europe Peter Marshall 128

Jews and Muslims Henry J. Cohn 139

Part IV Culture 149

The Renaissance Humfrey Butters 151

Expanding Horizons Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane 161

Arts and Society Luca Molà 173

From Pen to Print - a revolution in Communications? Mark Knights and Angela McShane 183

The Scientific Revolution Claudia Stein 194

Witchcraft and Magic Penny Roberts 203

Popular Culture(s) Bernard Capp 215

Enlightenment Colin Jones 225

Part V Politics 237

(a) Themes 239

The Political Landscape Humfrey Butters 240

State Building: Finance, Justice and 'Good Police' Humfrey Butters 250

Locales 260

Courts and Centres Stéphane van Damme and Janet Dickinson 261

Centre and Periphery Steve Hindle and Beat Küet;min 271

Rebels and Revolutionaries Bernard Capp 281

(b) Periods 291

Dynastic Politics, Religious Conflict and Reason of State c. 1500-1650Humfrey Butters and Henry J. Cohn 292

European Politics from the Peace of Westphalia to the French Revoluation c. 1650-1800 Colin Jones and Mark Knights 302

Part VI Transition Points 313

Europe in 1800 Humfrey Butters 315

Beyond Europe c. 1800 Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane 324

Epilogue 337

Early Modern Europe Beat Küet;min 339

Appendices 341


1 Europe c. 1500 343

2 Europe c. 1800 344

3 A European perception of the world c. 1500 345

4 European explorations and empires 1400-1700 346

5 The world c. 1800 347

Glossary 348

Chronology 358

Index 366

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