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The European World 1500–1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History Paperback – 23 Dec 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0415628648 ISBN-10: 0415628644 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (23 December 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415628644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415628648
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2.4 x 24.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 798 g
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‘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 Dürr, University of Tübingen

‘Didactically, it is all brilliantly executed, especially compared to some German textbooks and it is easy to read, without being simplistic.’
Wolfgang Reinhard, Zeitschrift für 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.

About the Author

Beat Kumin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the AHRC Peer Review College, his previous works include Drinking Matters: Public Houses and Social Exchange in Early Modern Central Europe and (as editor) Political Space in Pre-Industrial Europe.

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