Early Modern Europe 1500-1789

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Routledge, Jun 17, 2014 - History - 356 pages
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Opening at the height of the Renaissance, the book chronicles the dawning of a new age on the European continent. Koenigsberger paints a detailed picture of the Reformation and its significance as increasingly powerful nations began to intrude on their subjects’ public and private lives. He gives account of the Counter-Reformation and the political and economic crisis that accompanied it, and an in-depth discussion of the age of Louis XIV and the balance of power in Europe. A full chapter addresses the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, and throughout attention is given to social, cultural and intellectual developments.

The book concludes with a summary of the situation throughout Europe on the eve of the French Revolution, and the dramatic changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of a consumer society.

 

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Contents

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From Medieval to Modern Europe
Expansion andReformation 1500c1600
CounterReformation andCrisis 1560c1600
The Age of Louis XIV and the Balance of Power 1660c1750
Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment 1500c1750
Before the Revolution
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