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The Routledge Companion to Early Modern Europe, 1453-1763

1st Edition

By Chris Cook, Philip Broadhead


374 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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This compact and highly accessible work of reference covers the broad sweep of events as Europe transformed during the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.

This Companion examines the centuries that saw the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the expansion of Europe and the beginnings of imperialism and enormous changes in the way government and kingship were conducted.

With a wealth of chronologies, tables, family trees and maps, this handy book is an indispensable resource for all students and teachers of early modern history.


'The entries are by necessity brief and condensed but the range of entries more than compensates: this remains one of the best, if not the best, starting points for anyone wanting the essential information required about an event or person during this period.' - Contemporary Review

Table of Contents

Section 1: Political History Section 2: Warfare and Diplomacy Section 3: Religion Section 4: The Expansion of Europe Section 5: Economy and Society Section 6: Culture and Society Section 7: Biographies Section 8: Glossary of Terms Section 9: Bibliography

About the Authors

Chris Cook is a Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE Library. He is currently working on the Routledge Companion to the History of Christianity.

Philip Broadhead is Pro-Warden (Students) at Goldsmith’s College, London where he has taught early modern history for many years.

About the Series

Routledge Companions to History

Routledge Companions to History offer perfect reference guides to key historical events and eras, providing everything that the student or general reader needs to know.

These comprehensive guides include essential apparatus for navigating through specific topics in a clear and straightforward manner – including introductory articles, biographies and chronologies – to provide accessible and indispensable surveys crammed with vital information valuable for beginner and expert alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century