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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 Hamish Scott (Senior Research Fellow in History, Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 By Hamish Scott (Senior Research Fellow in History, Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 by Hamish Scott (Senior Research Fellow in History, Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Oxford)


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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. Volume II engages with philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment, and examines the military and political developments within and beyond the boundaries of Europe.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume II: Cultures and Power by Hamish Scott (Senior Research Fellow in History, Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Oxford)

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 chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume II is devoted to 'Cultures and Power', opening with chapters on philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment. Subsequent sections examine 'Europe beyond Europe', with the transformation of contact with other continents during the first global age, and military and political developments, notably the expansion of state power.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 Reviews

the very real achievement the two volumes represent ... will be valuable indeed as introductions, for those, students and established scholars alike, seeking to find their conceptual and bibliographical footing in unfamiliar terrain. * Spencer J. Weinreich, Journal of Jesuit Studies *

About Hamish Scott (Senior Research Fellow in History, Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Oxford)

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.

Table of Contents

1: A.S. Brett: Political Thought 2: Margaret L. King: A Return to the Ancient World? 3: Kathleen Crowther: A Revolution in Natural Philosophy 4: T.K. Rabb: Art and Architecture 5: Thomas Munck: Music 6: John Robertson and Avi Lifschitz: Europe's Enlightenment 7: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Navigation and Discovery 8: J.H. Elliott: Iberian Empires 9: Leonard Blusse: Northern European Empires 10: Thomas Cohen and Emanuele Colombo: The Role of the Religious Orders 11: Gabriel Paquette: Colonial Societies 12: Matthew Romaniello: Trade and the 'Global Economy' 13: R. Bin Wong: The Unconquered East 14: Ronald G. Asch: Western European Monarchies 15: Robert Frost: Northern and Eastern Monarchies 16: Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.: Authority and Popular Resistance 17: Jeroen Duindam: Rulers and Courts 18: Carlo Capra: Governance 19: James D. Tracy: Taxation and Finance 20: Robert von Friedeburg: Republics and Republicanism 21: Carol B. Stevens: Warfare on Land 22: Louis Sicking: Warfare at Sea 23: Gabor Agoston: The Ottoman Empire and Europe 24: Brendan Simms: Europe's Shifting Balance of Power, c.1450-1815 25: Paul Dover and Hamish Scott: The Growth of Diplomacy, c.1450-1815

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NLS9780198820574
9780198820574
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume II: Cultures and Power by Hamish Scott (Senior Research Fellow in History, Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Oxford)
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2018-07-06
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