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The European World 1500-1800
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Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

Abbreviations and Symbols Part I: Starting Points I.1 Introduction: Beat Kumin 1.2 Europe in 1500: Humfrey Butters Part II: Society and Economy II. 1 Gender and Family: Bernard Capp II.2 Rural Society: Steve Hindle II.3 Urban Society: Penny Roberts II.4 Marginals and Deviants: Penny Roberts II.5 Sickness and Health: Claudia Stein II.6 The Early Modern Economy: Steve Hindle Part III: Religion III.1 Church and People at the Close of the Middle Ages: Beat Kumin and Peter Marshall III.2 The Long Reformation - Lutheran: Henry J. Cohn III.3 The Long Reformation - Reformed: Penny Roberts III.4 The Long Reformation - Catholic: Anne Gerritsen, Kevin Gould and Peter Marshall III.5 Religious Culture: Peter Marshall III.6 Jews and Muslims: Henry J. Cohn Part IV: The Wider World IV.1 Beyond Europe c. 1500: Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane IV.2 European Relations with the Ottoman World: James Baldwin IV.3 Expanding Horizons: Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane IV.4 Europe Overseas: Anthony McFarlane IV.5 The Global Exchange of Goods: Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello IV.6 Europe and the World c. 1800: Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane Part V: Culture V.1 Renaissance: Humfrey Butters V.2 Arts and Society: Luca Mola V.3 From Pen to Print: Mark Knights and Angela McShane V.4 The Scientific Revolution: Claudia Stein V.5 Witchcraft and Magic: Penny Roberts V.6 Popular Culture(s): Bernard Capp V.7 Enlightenment: Colin Jones Part VI: Politics A) Surveys VI.1 The Theory and Practice of Politics and Government: Humfrey Butters VI.2 Dynastic Politics, Religious Conflict and Reason of State c.1500-1650:
Humfrey Butters and Henry J. Cohn VI.3 European Politics from the Peace of Westphalia to the French Revolution c.1650-1800:
Colin Jones and Mark Knights B) Themes VI. 4 Courts and Centres: Stephane van Damme and Janet Dickinson VI.5 Centre and Periphery: Steve Hindle and Beat Kumin VI.6 The Impact of War: Jonathan Davies VI.7 Riot and Rebellion: Bernard Capp VI.8 Revolution: Bernard Capp and Colin Jones Epilogue Europe in 1800: Humfrey Butters Appendices Maps Glossary Index

About the Author

Beat Kumin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick

Reviews

Praise for this edition:

'This is one of the only textbooks to portray the early modern period as a distinctive era in its own right and to fully explore its richness and diversity. The European World provides an authoritative survey of the period's characteristic developments, an overview of the latest scholarly perspectives and an original selection of easily accessible source fragments.'

Bart Lambert, University of York, UK

Praise for previous editions:

'An informative, synthetic account of the major themes in early modern European history. The authors introduce readers to an array of "histories" (social, economic, religious, etc.) which they may not have encountered before and encourage further specialised reading . . . the illustrative examples are useful and pertinent.'
Stephen Bowd, University of Edinburgh 'This impressive textbook provides a firm basis for any further student research. Easy to read, it delivers in-depth considerations of the most important developments of the European early modern period.'
Renate Durr, University of Tubingen 'Didactically, it is all brilliantly executed, especially compared to some German textbooks and it is easy to read, without being simplistic.'
Wolfgang Reinhard, Zeitschrift fur Historische Forschung 'One of the best introductions to this period I have seen.'
Retha Warnicke, Arizona State University
'A student-friendly text, well written by excellent scholars who make the reader want to turn the page. The European World, 1500-1800, contains analytical chapters on a variety of both traditional and recent historical topics while excelling in comparative descriptions of life throughout Europe, between different centuries, and between Europe and the wider world.'
Richard M. Golden, University of North Texas
This is a well-organized, thoughtful and thought-provoking survey of a seminal period in the history of Europe. It draws upon current scholarship to provide a useful overview the major themes of early modern European history. Its thematic approach is especially helpful in getting students to think about the past in new and fruitful ways.
Christine Kooi, Louisiana State University.

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