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Early Modern Europe : Issues and Interpretations - James B. Collins

Early Modern Europe

Issues and Interpretations

By: James B. Collins (Editor), Karen L. Taylor (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9780631228936
Number Of Pages: 470

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This reader brings together original and influential recent work in the field of early modern European history.<br><ul><br><li>Provides a thought-provoking overview of current thinking on this period. <br><li>Key themes include evolving early-modern identities; changes in religion and cultural life; the revolution of the mind; roles of women in early-modern societies; the rise of the modern state; and Europe and the new world system <br><li>Incorporates new scholarship on Eastern and Central Europe. <br><li>Includes an article translated into English for the first time.</li></ul>

"Collin and Taylor's anthology... will be a valuable resource in teaching the historiography of the early modern era." History"Touches on a wide range of methodologies ... .Offers ... a broadening of horizons beyond any specialty. Much undiscovered territory ... much inspiration." Sixteenth Century Journal


Introduction: Interpreting Early Modern Europe: Karen L. Taylor and James B. Collins.

Part I Evolving Early Modern Identities.


1 The Legacy of Rome: Anthony Pagden.

2 Europe and the Atlantic Slave Systems: David Eltis.

3 History, Myth and, Historical Identity: Karin Friedrich.

4 The Theresian School Reform of 1774: James Van Horn Melton.

5 The Evil Empire? The Debate on Turkish Despotism in Eighteenth-Century French Political Culture: Thomas Kaiser.

Part II Changes in Religion and Cultural Life.


6 Ira Dei super nos: Denis Crouzet.

7 Charitable Activities of Confraternities: Maureen Flynn.

8 The Sins of Belief: A Village Remedy for Hoof and Mouth Disease (1796) David Warren Sabean.

9 ?Dutiful Love and Natural Affection?: Parent-Child Relationships in the Early Modern Netherlands: Sherrin Marshall.

Part III The Revolution of the Mind.


10 A Possible Support for Irreligion: The Sciences: Lucien Febvre.

11 The Material Culture of the Church and Incipient Consumerism: Richard A. Goldthwaite.

12 From a Culture of Science toward the Enlightenment: Kathleen Wellman.

13 Contesting Possession: Patricia Seed.

14 Ritual and Print Discipline and Invention: The Fete in France from the Middle Ages to the Revolution: Roger Chartier.

Part IV The Roles of Women in Early Modern Society Introduction.

15 Political, Economic, and Legal Structures: Merry E. Wiesner.

16 Women before the Bench: Female Litigants in Early Modern Normandy: Zoƫ A Schneider.

17 Review of The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800, by Lawrence Stone: Alan Macfarlane.

18 Illegitimacy and Infanticide in Early Modern Russia: David L Ransel.

19 Public Leisure and the Rise of Salons: Deborah Hertz.

Part V The Rise of the Modern State System.


20 The Crisis in Assumptions about Political Thinking: Felix Gilbert.

21 From Contractual Monarchy to Constitutionalism: Gerhard Oestrich.

22 Paradoxes of State Power: John Brewer.

23 The Power of the King: Antonio Feros Feros.

24 The Royal Government, Guilds, and the Seamstresses of Paris, Normany, and Provence: Clare Haru Crowston.

Part VI Research Paradigms, Old and New.


25 The Courtization of the Warriors: Norbert Elias.

26 Women on Top: Natalie Zemon Davis.

27 The Contrasts: Alfred W. Crosby.

28 Transcending East-West Dichotomies: State and Culture Formation in Six Ostensibly Disparate Areas: Victor Lieberman.

29 Introduction to The Great Divergence. China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy: Kenneth Pomeranz.

30 Between Carnival and Lent: Paula Findlen.


ISBN: 9780631228936
ISBN-10: 0631228934
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 470
Published: 1st August 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 17.22  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1