Europe in the Sixteenth Century

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Routledge, Jun 6, 2014 - History - 560 pages
This bestselling, seminal book - a general survey of Europe in the era of `Rennaisance and Reformation' - was originally published in Denys Hay's famous Series, `A General History of Europe'.

It looks at sixteenth-century Europe as a complex but interconnected whole, rather than as a mosaic of separate states. The authors explore its different aspects through the various political structures of the age - empires, monarchies, city-republics - and how they functioned and related to one another. A strength of the book remains the space it devotes to the growing importance of town-life in the sixteenth century, and to the economic background of political change.


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A comprehensive textbook on Europe in the 1500s. whilst not taking a chronological approach to the various topics of governments, politics, religion, society and culture, it is well structured, with ... Read full review


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