Early Modern Europe: From Crisis to Stability


Fifty years after the beginning of the debate about the "general crisis of the seventeenth century," and thirty years after theodore K. Rabb's reformulation of it as the "European struggle for stability." this volume returns to the fundamental questions raised by the long-running discussion: What continent-wide patterns of change can be discerned in European history across the centuries from the Renaissance to the French Revolution? What were the causes of the revolts that rocked so many countries between 1640 and 1660? Did fundamental changes occur in the relationship between politics and religion? Politics and military technology? Politics and the structures of intellectual authority?

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Philip Benedict
  • J. H. Elliott
  • Howard Louthan
  • Luis R. Corteguera
  • Marie-Louise Rodén
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Newark, DE
Publication year:
  • 2005


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