Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 21, 2013 - History - 546 pages
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The second edition of this best-selling textbook is thoroughly updated to include expanded coverage of the late eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and incorporates recent advances in gender history, global connections and cultural analysis. It features summaries, timelines, maps, illustrations and discussion questions to support the student. Enhanced online content and sections on sources and methodology give students the tools they need to study early modern European history. Leading historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks skilfully balances breadth and depth of coverage to create a strong narrative, paying particular attention to the global context of European developments. She integrates discussion of gender, class, regional and ethnic differences across the entirety of Europe and its overseas colonies as well as the economic, political, religious and cultural history of the period.
 

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Contents

Structure of the book
6
Travel beyond Europe
21
Cultural and intellectual life
35
Questions
48
Politics and power 14501600
86
Cultural and intellectual life 14501600
126
Religious reform and consolidation 14501600
162
The radical Reformation
174
Late medieval agriculture
206
Neoserfdom and slavery in eastern Europe
213
Banking and moneylending
220
Poverty and crime
228
Questions
234
Indian Ocean connections
241
Early voyagers after Columbus
249
slavers and sugar growers
258

Religious wars
180
The Catholic Reformation
186
Later religious wars
192
Further reading
198
Global connections and the Columbian exchange
267
Part summary 14501600
273
Politics and power 16001789
314
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Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and an experienced textbook author. Her recent books include Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (third edition, Cambridge University Press, 2008), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice (second edition, 2010) and Gender in History: Global Perspectives (second edition, 2010).

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