Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History

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CONTENTS
List of Illustrationsix
List of Contributorsxiii
Editor's Acknowledgementsxv
Editor 's Introductionxvii
Prologue: Europe and the World Around ANTHONY PAGDENI
Europe: The Myths of Europe---A Continent and its Peoples--The Cultural Inheritance--Frontiers and Boundaries--Technologies and their Impact--The Sense of being European--The Quest for Peace and Union
I. The Sixteenth Century, c. 1500--c, 161829
1. The Conditions of Life for the Masses ALISON ROWLANDS31
Who were the Masses?--The Peasant Household--The Peasant Life- Cycle--Ways of Coping--Wider Links: Village, Lordship, Market-- The Processes of Change--The Effects of Change--The Urban Experience of the Lower Orders--Conclusion
2. The Power of the Word: Renaissance and Reformation EUAN CAMERON63
The Renaissance and the Word--The Word Written and Printed-- The Ancient Word and the Ancient Tongue--The Word of Exhortation--Describing the World and the Universe--The Word of Faith: The Old Faith--The Reformation Challenge--Reformed Churches and Reformed People--The Old Church Responds--Conclusion
3. War, Religion, and the State STEVEN GUNN102
States and Borders--The Habsburgs and their Rivals--War and the State--Courts and Government--Society, Justice, and Sovereignty-- The Impact of Religious Change--The Impact of Religious Division--

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