History of Humanity: From the seventh to the sixteenth century

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Routledge, 1994 - Civilization - 682 pages
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Volume V of the History of Humanity is concerned with the 'early modern' period: the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It gives an extensive overview of this crucial stage in the rise of the West as well as examining the development of cultures and societies elsewhere. Structure The volume is divided into two main parts. The first is thematic, discussing the geography, chronology and sociology of cultural change in this period. The second is regional, less theoretical and more empirical; it stresses cultural diversity, the links between different activities in a given region, and the importance of social contexts and local circumstances. Each chapter has a bibliography which directs the reader to sources of further information. The volume is extensively illustrated with line drawings and plates, and is comprehensively indexed

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This is the third volume in the History of Humanity series, covering a time period from 700 BCE to 700 CE with a truly global geographical span. It is primarily a reference work, but it can well be ... Read full review

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