Anthony Pagden: Prologue: Europe and the World Around The Sixteenth Century, c.1500-c.1618 1: Alison Rowlands: The Conditions of Life for the Masses 2: Euan Cameron: The Power of the World: Renaissance and Reformation 3: Steven Gunn: War, Religion, and the State The Seventeenth Century, c.1618-c.1715 4: R. A. Houston: Colonies, Enterprises, and Wealth: the Economies of Europe and the Wider World 5: Robin Briggs: Embattled Faiths: Religion and Natural Philosophy 6: Jeremy Black: Warfare, Crisis, and Absolutism The Eighteenth Century, c.1715-c.1789 7: James C. Riley: A Widening Market in Consumer Goods 8: Norman Hampson: The Enlightenment 9: H. M. Scott: Europe Turns East: Political Developments T. C. W. Blanning: Epilogue: The Old Order transformed 1789-1815
Euan Cameron is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
British historian Cameron, author of The European Reformation (Oxford Univ., 1991), joins ten prominent British and American historians in surveying the three centuries of European history from 1500 to 1800. Perhaps the most momentous period of European development, these years saw the fragmentation of the Christian Church, the European exploration and settlement of North and South America, the emergence of new forms of governance, and the rise of the nation state. While considering the broad cultural, religious, and political trends over the course of these three centuries, the authors also attempt to illustrate what daily life was like for the people of this period and how they felt and responded as their world changed around them. The authors succeed in illuminating one of the most eventful periods in European history. This work should be of interest to the general reader as well as to students. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.ÄRobert J. Andrews, Duluth P.L., MN Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
this lucidly written, erudite and important book/ Patrick Richards, Day By Day, 30/04/99. this is a coherent, informative and thoughtful treatment of three centuries of European history./Paul Dukes, Journal of European Studies 32 (2002)