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
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
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.