Sixteenth century Europe: expansion and conflict

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Macmillan, 1993 - History - 393 pages
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Few periods of a hundred years have held the imagination as much as the period 1500-1600. At least four great themes - Renaissance, Reformation, Counter-Reformation and Expansion - vie for dominance. The decisive cultural theme of the fifteenth century - classical revival in Italy - had spread and diversified, the social structures of the Ancien Regime were yet to solidify. This study examines the symptons of expansion - population growth, adventure overseas, new voyages of the imagination - and the areas of conflict - the world and the spirit, the public and private spheres, elite and popular cultures - and argues that spiritual quest and intellectual curiosity had the same cultural roots.

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I had to read this for university and while it had a lot of information it got bogged down in words, using many more words than was needed. Brilliant for my course and interesting but at the same time hard going in parts. Read full review

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