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The Sixteenth Century

Edited by Euan Cameron

Publication Date - 02 May 2006

ISBN: 9780198731894

288 pages

Six leading experts consider the sixteenth century from political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual perspectives.


This volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series examines the sixteenth century--one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual perspectives. The book includes material on regions of Europe often ignored in other general histories of the period, such as the East and the Mediterranean world. This unique text challenges, tests, and revises the received wisdom of past accounts in light of the most modern historical scholarship. Traditional textbook history--from the multiple "revolutions" to the rise of the nation-states--emerges transformed from this volume.

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Euan Cameron
    1. The Economy, Tom Scott
    2. Authority, Power, and Violence, Mark Greengrass
    3. Society, Christopher Black
    4. The Mind, Charles G. Nauert
    5. The Turmoil of Faith, Euan Cameron
    6. Europe and a World Expanded, David Brading
    Commentary and Conclusion, Euan Cameron