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The Transformation of Europe 1300-1 : Arnold History of Europe - David Nicholas

The Transformation of Europe 1300-1

Arnold History of Europe

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This comprehensive survey of European history between 1300 and 1600 challenges conventional vision of Europe that divides the world between the late-medieval and early modern periods, emphasizing the distortion involved in that construction. Important changes toward "modernity" are evident, the book argues, as early as the fourteenth century; only in religious history does there appear to be some justification for retaining the traditional notion that "modern age" began with Martin Luther, though even in that arena the institutional break of the Protestants with Rome cannot conceal fundamental continuity of expression and attitude.
David Nicholas is Emeritus Professor of History at Clemson University This comprehensive survey of European history between 1300 and 1600 challenges conventional vision of Europe that divides the world between the late-medieval and early modern periods, emphasizing the distortion involved in that construction. Important changes toward "modernity" are evident, the book argues, as early as the fourteenth century; only in religious history does there appear to be some justification for retaining the traditional notion that "modern age" began with Martin Luther, though even in that arena the institutional break of the Protestants with Rome cannot conceal fundamental continuity of expression and attitude.
This comprehensive survey of European history between 1300 and 1600 challenges conventional vision of Europe that divides the world between the late-medieval and early modern periods, emphasizing the distortion involved in that construction. Important changes toward "modernity" are evident, the book argues, as early as the fourteenth century; only in religious history does there appear to be some justification for retaining the traditional notion that "modern age" began with Martin Luther, though even in that arena the institutional break of the Protestants with Rome cannot conceal fundamental continuity of expression and attitude.

a refreshingly different perspective to the usual 'birth of the Renaissance and its consequences' approach. English Historical Review A wide-ranging, informative and engaging study of European life in what are conventionally described as the late medieval and early modern periods an intelligent and coherent study, which provides an excellent introduction to a complex period. Economic History Review

Introduction
Birth and Rebirth, 1300-14501
Europe in the Era of the Hundred Years War
Of Nations and States: The Institutions of Government
Economic Integration and Social Change in Late Medieval Europe
Late Nominalism and Early Humanism: The Cultural Life of the Late Middle Ages
The Modern State and the Ancient State of Mind, 1450-16005
From the Politics of Religion to the Religion of Politics
The 'Renaissance State'?
The Besieged as Besieger: West European Expansion in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Slavic Europe
The 'Long Sixteenth Century' in the Economic and Social Development of Europe
The Later Renaissance: From Classical Humanism to Vernacular Classicism
Antiquity and Modernity: The Religious Division of Europe in the Sixteenth Century
Conclusion: Retrospective, Prospective and Perspective
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ISBN: 9780340662083
ISBN-10: 0340662085
Series: Arnold History of Europe
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 35.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1