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The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century - Geoffrey Parker

The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

By: Geoffrey Parker (Editor), Lesley M. Smith (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th July 1997
ISBN: 9780415128827
Number Of Pages: 320

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One of the most fierce and wide-ranging debates in historical circles during the last twenty years has concerned the theory that throughout Europe, the seventeenth century was a period of crisis so pervasive, significant and intense that it could be labelled a 'General Crisis'. A number of articles stimulated by the debate were collected and published in a book entitled Crisis in Europe, edited by Trevor Aston.
This volume takes the still acrimonious debate up to the present day. The editors have collected together ten important subsequent essays concerning the social, economic and political crises which affected not only Europe but also Asia in the mid-seventeenth century. All the pieces are essential reading for a clear understanding of the period. This new edition of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century contains fresh research, new perspectives and completely updated bibliographies and index.

List of figures
List of tables
Introductionp. 1
The Seventeenth-Century Crisisp. 32
Germany and the Seventeenth-Century Crisisp. 57
Did Holland's Golden Age Coincide with a Period of Crisis?p. 87
Revolution and Continuity in Early Modern Europep. 108
The Preconditions of Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Did They Really Exist?p. 128
Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: The Economic Crisis of 1619-22p. 153
The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century in Southeast Asiap. 206
A Seventeenth-Century 'General Crisis' in East Asia?p. 235
The Seventeenth-Century Crisis and the Unity of Eurasian Historyp. 255
The 'Maunder Minimum': Sunspots and Climate in the Reign of Louis XIVp. 264
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780415128827
ISBN-10: 041512882X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.57  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition