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That emphasis, although no doubt interesting to some, probably detracted somewhat from the quality of this book as a survey of the period.

Many of the positions and essays come across as being exercises in reiterating academic convention versus providing insight. Some attention is also given to European Jews and Muslims.

This is an easy to read book that covers all important aspects of this period.

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In this model, the break between the Middle Ages and the modern era was marked by the first voyage of Columbus and the beginning of the Protestant Reformationthough some scholars, especially those who focused on Italy, set the break somewhat earlier with the Italian Renaissance.

She is the coeditor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of more than twenty books, most recently The Marvelous Hairy Girls: Selected pages Title Page.


Sep 11, Nele omdern it really liked it Shelves: Jess rated it liked it Nov 16, Politics and power Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Andy rated it it was ok Apr 05, Feb 16, Mark rated it liked it.

Leanna rated it liked it Jun 23, Six central topics – individuals in society, politics and power, cultural and inte Covering European history from the invention of the printing press to the French Revolution, this accessible and engaging textbook offers an innovative account of people’s lives, from a variety of backgrounds, in the early modern period and within the global context of European developments.

Religious reform and consolidation The book stands out for its interest in women’s experience in the period, and its inclusion of the Ottoman Empire within the A history text-book for undergrads with a commandable attempt at problematising the major terms. The text takes in Europe in its entirety, eastward to the Ottoman Empire, northward to Sweden, and southward to Portugal, includes European colonies overseas, and integrates religious, ethnic, gender, class, and regional differences.


Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The format of the book, however, means that such a broad scope leaves a lot out in particular as far as the arts and religions are concerned. Cultural and intellectual life.

The G Merry E. Early Modern Europe, — Merry E. Cultural and intellectual life William rated it really liked it Jun 24, Wiesner-Hanks Limited preview – No trivia or quizzes yet.


The dates in the title inform you about the chronological span coveredbut they do not explain the designation “early modern. Apr 15, Emrah Sever rated it it was amazing. There is no appendix listing the political powers of the critical political jurisdictions throughout janks period. Amy rated it really liked it Jan 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Wiesner Limited preview – Earlt central topics – individuals in society, politics and power, cultural and intellectual life, religion, economics and technology – are explored in two chronological sections, and Online resources include primary source material, music examples and regularly updated bibliographies.

Early Modern Europe, by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Wiesner Limited preview – The introduction, nodern the titular notions of early modernity and of Europe is concise and intelligent. Wiesner-Hanks probably thinks that other textbooks have focused too much on, say, battlefield tactics and warfare, but she has gone too far in the other direction.

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