The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume I: Peoples and Place

ISBN : 9780198820567

Hamish Scott
816 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
Oxford Handbooks
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronolog


1 Hamish Scott: Introduction: 'Early Modern' Europe and the Idea of Early Modernity
2 Valerie Kivelson: The Early Modern Emergence of 'Europe'?
3 Christian Pfister: Weather, Climate, and the Environment
4 Mary Lindemann: Disease and Medicine
5 Anne McCants: Demography
6 Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum: Time
7 Hamish Scott: Travel and Communications
8 James R. Raven: Print and Printedness
9 Fania Oz-Salzberger: Languages and Literacy
10 Ann Blair and Devin Fitzgerald: A Revolution in Information?
11 Regina Grafe: Economic and Social Trends
12 Andreas Gestrich: The Social Order
13 Mikolaj Szoltysek: Families and Households
14 Margaret R. Hunt: Sexual Identity and the Family
15 Janine Maegraith and Craig Muldrew: Consumption and Material Life
16 Tom Scott: The Agrarian West
17 Edgar Melton: The Agrarian East
18 James S. Amelang: Country and Town in Mediterranean Europe
19 Rab Houston: Towns and Urbanisation
20 Markus Kupker: Manufacturing
21 David J. Collins, SJ: The Christian Church, 1370-1550
22 Ulinka Rublack: Protestantism and Its Adherents
23 Nicholas Terpstra: Early Modern Catholicism
24 Nikolaos Chrissidis: The World of Orthodoxy
25 David B. Ruderman: The Transformations of Judaism
26 Tijana Krstic: Islam within Europe
27 Caroline Castiglione: The Culture of Peoples
28 Mack Holt: Belief and its Limits

About the author: 

Hamish Scott has published extensively on eighteenth-century international relations, government and enlightened absolutism, and on the early modern nobility. He taught for many years at the University of St Andrews, and is now a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. A Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he is currently completing a major study, Forming Aristocracy: The Reconfiguration of the European Nobility, which is to be published by Oxford University Press.

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