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By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publish 12 months note: First released March 1st 2006

Covering ecu heritage from the discovery of the printing press to the French Revolution, this available and interesting textbook bargains an leading edge account of people's lives, from various backgrounds, within the early glossy interval and in the worldwide context of ecu advancements.

Six primary subject matters - participants in society, politics and gear, cultural and highbrow lifestyles, faith, economics and expertise - are explored in chronological sections, 1450-1600 and 1600-1789.

The textual content takes in Europe in its entirety, eastward to the Ottoman Empire, northward to Sweden, and southward to Portugal, comprises eu colonies out of the country, and integrates non secular, ethnic, gender, classification, and nearby alterations. scholars are inspired to contemplate continuities in addition to alterations throughout this formative interval and in the course of the textual content, maps, illustrations, timelines, and textboxes of unique resources and featured subject matters light up the narrative.

Online resources comprise fundamental resource fabric, song examples and often up to date bibliographies.

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In a wave of anti-Jewish sentiment, they had been expelled from some parts of Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, including England and (temporarily) France. Expulsions would start up again in the later fifteenth century, including in Bavaria in the 1480s and Castile and Aragon in 1492. The Ottoman Turks controlled most of Greece and the Balkans in 1450, ruling a population that was mixed in terms of religion, language, and ethnicity. Less than half the population of the Ottoman Empire was Muslim, and Jews and Christians were largely free to practice their own religion, educate their children, and control such matters as marriage.

For many historical questions, then, printed materials provide a steadily increasing number of sources. For other questions, however, manuscript – which literally means hand-written – sources are the only way to find information. Governments slowly began to print their law codes and some official decisions or proclamations after the development of the printing press, but records of the meetings and proceedings of government bodies – city councils, courts, representative assemblies – survive largely as manuscripts.

Historians also use manuscript sources, art, and material objects to broaden the range of information available, and apply methods of interpretation and analysis drawn from a range of scholarly fields. This book draws on the insights of recent scholarship to present a Europe in the early modern era that includes the Ottoman Empire and Russia, because they were important actors in the story. It connects Europe to the rest of the world, for this was the era in which that connection became a shaper of the world’s history.

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