Early modern Europe : an Oxford history /

"The contributors to Early Modern Europe set out to convey the feel of the changes in life, beyond the raw historical data. Their chapters are extensively illustrated with carefully chosen images which complement the text. The book considers the evolving economy and society - the basic facts of...

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Other Authors: Cameron, Euan (Editor)
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Language:English
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Summary:"The contributors to Early Modern Europe set out to convey the feel of the changes in life, beyond the raw historical data. Their chapters are extensively illustrated with carefully chosen images which complement the text. The book considers the evolving economy and society - the basic facts of life for the majority of Europe's people. It shows how the religious and intellectual unity of western culture fragmented and dissolved under the impact of new ideas. It examines politics, not just as the rise and fall of empires, but for the emergence of modern attitudes and techniques in governing."--Jacket.

'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity.Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time.The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in lifebeyond the raw historical data.

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Physical Description:xxxi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-380) and index.
ISBN:9780198207603 (pbk.)
0198207603 (pbk.)
0198205287 (hardbound)
9780198205289 (hardbound)
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Euan Cameron is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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