1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Early Modern Europe, 1453-1763

ISBN 9780415409582
Published February 26, 2007 by Routledge
384 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.


'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