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> Early Modern Europe, 1450–1789

Early Modern Europe, 1450–1789


Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Covering European history from the invention of the printing press to the French Revolution, the third edition of this best-selling textbook is thoroughly updated with new scholarship and an emphasis on environmental history, travel and migration, race and cultural blending, and the circulation of goods and knowledge. Summaries, timelines, maps, illustrations, and discussion questions illuminate the narrative and support the student. Enhanced online content and sections on sources and methodology give students the tools they need to study early modern…

New in this edition

Added and expanded material on:

  • Environmental History

  • Consumer culture, food & fashion

  • Europe and the world

  • Changing notions of difference, hierarchy, blood and race

  • Global religious and trade networks

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Key features

  • Fully revised to bring readers up-to-date on the latest scholarship on early modern Europe and introduce them to developing areas of study, such as environmental history
  • Features coverage of both eastern and western Europe, and places European history in a global context, to give students a holistic understanding
  • Wiesner-Hanks skilfully integrates discussion of gender, class, regional and ethnic differences with economic, political, religious and cultural history, engaging students and promoting nuanced comprehension of the period

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