The Age of Religious Wars, 1559-1715

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Norton, 1979 - History - 322 pages
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The individual volumes interlock to form a continuous narrative, but each volume also stands alone as a distinctive study of a major period of European history. Emphasis is placed on trends rather than isolated facts and on meaning and process in history. Where standard views are dated or inadequate, the authors do not hesitate to advance fresh interpretations. the result is history on a broad scale that measures up to the demands of current scholarship.

The Volumes in the Norton History of Modern Europe are striking in the quality of their illustrations and maps. New Sources have been drawn upon for engravings and halftones from contemporary documents and works of art; unusually clear maps have been prepared by the cartographer Harold K. Faye.

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Variations on a theme. Whether or not you accept Huntington's thesis of the so-called "Clash of Civilizations," it behoves us to remember that before the Treaty of Westphalia established the nation ... Read full review

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An interesting and very well-written work on the era of religious wars - worthy of recommendation. What I enjoyed most were certain observations of Dunn's - for example, his illustration of Michelangelo's transition from Renaissance perfection of form to mannerism - that could be expected from no one less than a specialist in the given field.  

About the author (1979)

Richard S. Dunn is director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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