Early Modern Europe: The Age of Religious War, 1559-1715

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University of Toronto Press, Aug 23, 2008 - History - 399 pages

Drawing on the most recent social, economic, cultural, and intellectual research, Mark Konnert provides an engrossing overview of Europe during a highly dynamic and turbulent historical period. The book argues that while territorial trade-offs, resource and wealth distribution, and social conflict contributed to a century and a half of revolts, civil wars, and witch hunts, religion was the main catalyst for the violence that rocked the continent.

Konnert's comprehensive study will help guide the student through this complex period in European history. Maps, illustrations, and an index are included.

 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
7
CHAPTER I
19
CHAPTER 5
99
CHAPTER 9
163
The Construction of Royal Absolutism in France
171
Louis XIV
297
CHAPTER 18
313
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Mark Konnert is an associate professor of history at the University of Calgary and the author of Civic Agendas and Religious Passion: Châlons-sur-Marne during the French Wars of Religion and the upcoming Local Politics in the French Wars of Religion: The Towns of Champagne, the Duc de Guise, and the Catholic League, 1560-95.

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