History PDF – Early Modern European History – 1500-1700

Reformation, 1520-1559, ed. – History of the Reformation Books

Elton, G.R.
1975 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Vol. 2 in the series “The New Cambridge Modern History”.
The age of the Reformation -Economic change – The Reformation movements in Germany – The Reformation in Zurich, Strassburg and Geneva – The Anabaptists and the sects – The Reformation in Scandinavia and the Baltic – Politics and the institutionalism of reform in Germany – Poland, Bohemia and Hungary – The Reformation in France, 1515-1559 – The Reformation in England – Italy and the papacy – The new orders – The empire of Charles V in Europe – The Habsburg-Valois wars – Intellectual tendencies

Reformation Europe 1517-1559 – History of the Reformation Books

Elton, G.R.
1963 Dewey Dec. 940.2

G.R. Elton’s classic account of the Reformation, revealing the issues and preoccupations which seemed central to the age and portraying its leading figures with vigour and realism.
Luther — Charles V — Years of triumph – The radicals – Outside Germany – The formation of parties – The revival of Rome – Calvin – War and peace – The age.

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Families in Former Times: Kinship, Household, and Sexuality – History PDF

Flandrin, Jean-Louis
1979 Dewey Dec. 940.2

In this book, the author provides a detailed analysis of kinship, household and family relations in early modern France. He discusses the strength of kinship and family ties, the structure of households, the rights and duties of husband and wife, their authority over their children, the role of the family in education, the position of servants within the family, the attitudes and sentiments of different family members towards each other and the differences between noble and peasant families. He also deals with the changes in the patterns of sexual life that occurred in this period and investigates the beginnings of birth control in the late eighteenth century, and the possibilities of abortion and divorce. Professor Flandrin uses primarily documentary evidence from early modern France, but also draws comparisons with England in the same period, and with the medieval and modern family. His book provides a fascinating account of the intimate life of men and women in past society, and shows how that society has exerted a lasting influence on the behaviour of our contemporaries.

Madness And Civilization – Early Modern European History

A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Foucault, Michel
1965 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 – from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the “insane” and the rest of humanity.

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Age of the Baroque 1610-1660 – 17th Century European History

Friedrich, Carl J.
1962 Dewey Dec. 940.2

The pattern of politics and economics – Baroque in life and letters – Baroque in art and music – Religion, philosophy and the sciences – The sultry years of precarious balance: the Dutch ascendancy – The Thirty Years’ War and the liquidation of the medieval empire – The modern state absolute: France under Richelieu and Mazarin – The eastern dynasties: Hapsburg, Romanov, Hohenzollern and Vasa, 1610-1660 – The modern state limited: the Parliament, Civil War, Commonwealth and Protectorate – The learned ax: a bibliographical essay

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Thirty Years’ War 1618-1648 – 17th Century European History

Gardiner, Samuel R.
1874 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Causes of the Thirty Years’ War – The Bohemian revolution – Imperialist victories in Bohemia and the Palatinate – Intervention of the King of Denmark – Stralsund and Rochelle – Victories of Gustavus Adolphus – Death of Wallenstein and the Treaty of Prague – The Preponderance of France – The End of the War

World of Humanism, 1453-1517 – History PDF

Gilmore, Myron P
1952 Dewey Dec. 940.2

The frontiers of Latin Christendom — The direction of economic and social change — Dynastic consolidation — The structure and function of government — The particular interests of the Christian princes — The condition of the Christian church — Scholarship and philosophy — The program of Christian humanism — Art and science

Elizabeth I and Tudor England – 16th Century European History

Greenblatt, Miriam
2002 Dewey Dec. 940.2

A short history, probably for high school readers.

English Reformation Revised – History of the Reformation

Haigh, Christopher, ed.
1987 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Twenty years ago, historians thought they understood the Reformation in England. Professor A. G. Dickens’s elegant The English Reformation was then new, and highly influential: it seemed to show how national policy and developing reformist allegiance interacted to produce an acceptable and successful Protestant Reformation. But, since then, the evidence of the statute book, of Protestant propagandists and of heresy trials has come to seem less convincing, Neglected documents, especially the records of diocesan administration and parish life, have been explored, new questions have been asked – and many of the answers have been surprising.
This volume seeks to fulfill two crucial needs for students of Tudor England. First, it brings together some of the most readable of the recent innovative essays and articles into a single book. Second, it seeks to show how a new ‘revisionist’ interpretation of the English Reformation can be constructed, and examines its strengths and weaknesses.
Contents: Recent historiography of the English Reformation – Church courts and the Reformation in diocese of Chichester, 1500-58 – Anti-clericalism and the English Reformation – The Henrician Reformation and the parish clergy – Popular reactions to the Reformation during the years of uncertainty, 1530-70 – Local impact of the Tudor Reformations – Revival and reform in Mary Tudor’s Church: a question of money – Bonner and the Marian persecutions – The continuity of Catholicism in the English Reformation – Conclusion

Renaissance Europe, 1480-1520 – Early Modern European History

Hale, J.R.
1971 Dewey Dec. 940.2

A volume in the “”Fontana History of Europe”” series.
Time and space. Calendar, clock and life span ; Diet and health ; Violence and death ; Mobility ; Feeling for nature ; Exploration — Political Europe. The political unit ; Some examples: Florence, France, Spain, England and Germany ; Internal development ; International relations and war — Individual and community. Christendom ; State, region, patria ; The ‘foreigner’ ; Local associations ; The family and personal relationships — Economic Europe. Continuity and change ; The tone of economic life ; Economic policy and taxation — Class. Definitions and attitudes ; Special cases ; The agricultural community, town-dwellers, aristocracy — Religion. Church and state ; Clerics ; The appeal of the church ; Dissatisfactions — The arts and their audience. Music ; Drama ; Art — Secular learning. The appeal of humanism ; Educational reform ; Christian humanism ; Political thought ; Science

Women and Work in Preindustrial Europe, ed. – History PDF

Hanawalt, Barbara
1986 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Ten essays by various historians.
Peasant women’s work in the context of marriage. Peasant women’s contribution to the home economy in late Medieval England / Barbara A. Hanawalt — The village ale-wife : women and brewing in fourteenth-century England / Judith M. Bennett — Slaves and domestic servants. To town to serve : urban domestic slavery in Medieval Ragusa / Susan Mosher Stuard — Women servants in Florence during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries / Christiane Klapisch-Zuber — Occupations related to female biology : wet nurses and midwives. Municipal wet nurses in fifteenth-century Montpellier / Leah L. Otis — Early modern midwifery : a case study / Merry E. Wiesner — Urban women in work and business. Women in business in Medieval Montpellier / Kathryn L. Reyerson — Women’s work in a market town : Exeter in the late fourteenth century / Maryanne Kowaleski — Is there a decline in women’s economic position in the sixteenth century? Women in the crafts in sixteenth-century Lyon / Natalie Zemon Davis — Women, the family economy, and the structures of market production in cities of Northern Europe during the late Middle Ages / Martha C. Howell

The Armada: The Decisive Battle – 16th Century European History

Harris, Nathaniel
1987 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Describes the causes, events, and aftermath of the battle in which the smaller English fleet defeated the great Spanish Armada in 1588.
THE EVENTS: The night of the fireships – diversion – the crippled GIANT – THE Duke defiant – the confusion of battle – Aftermath: the Armada in flight.
THE INVESTIGATION: Why were England and Spain at war? – What was the Spanish plan? – Could the Armada have succeeded? – The end of the Spanish threat? – further reading.
Intended for high school students.

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Political and Social History of Modern Europe, Vol 1 – History PDF

Volume 2 – History PDF

Hayes, Carlton J.H.
1921 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Part I: Foundations Of Modern Europe: The Countries Of Europe At The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century – The Commercial Revolution – European Politics In The Sixteenth Century – The Protestant Revolt And The Catholic Reformation – The Culture Of The Sixteenth Century.
Part II: Dynastic And Colonial Rivlary: The Growth Of Absolutism In France And The Struggle Between Bourbons And Habsburgs, 1589-1661 – The Growth Of Absolutism In France And The Struggle Between Bourbons And Habseurgs, 1661-1743 – The Triumph Or Parliamentary Government In England – The World Conflict Of France And Great Britain – The Revolution Within The British Empire – The Germanies In The Eighteenth Century . The Rise Of Russia, And The Decline Of Turkey, – Sweden, And Poland.
Part III: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”: European Society In The Eighteenth Century – European Governments In The Eighteenth Century – The French Revolution – The Era Of Napoleon.
Volume II: The Era Of Metternich, 1815-1830 –
Part IV: Democracy And Nationalism: The Industrial Revolution – Democratic Reform And Revolution, 1830-1849 – The Growth Of Nationalism, 1848-1871 – Social Factors In Recent European History, 1871-1914 – The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland, 1867-1914 – Latin Europe, 1870-1914 – Teutonic Europe, 1871-1914 – The Russian Empire, 1855-1914 – The Dismemberment Of The Ottoman Empire, 1683-1914.
Part V: National Imperialism: The New Imperialism And The Spread 0f European Civilization In Asia – The Spread Of European Civilization In America And In Africa – The British Empire – International Relations (1871-1914) And The Outbreak Of The War Or The Nations.

Social & Political Ideas of Some Great Thinkers of the Renaissance and the Reformation – Early Modern European History

A Series of lectures delivered at King’s College Unversity of London

Hearnshaw, F.J.C.
1925 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Nicolas of Cusa / E.F. Jacob — Sir John Fortescue / A.E. Levett — Nicolo Machiavelli / by the editor — Sir Thomas More / A.W. Reed — Desiderius Erasmus / J.A.K. Thomson — Martin Luther / J.W. Allen — John Calvin / W.R. Matthews.

Social And Political Ideas Of Some Great Thinkers of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries – Early Modern European History

A series of lectures delivered at King’s College University of London during the session 1925-26

Hearnshaw, F.J.C., ed.
Dewey Dec. 940.2

Introductory: The social and political problems of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, by the editor.- Jean Bodin, by J.W. Allen.- Richard Hooker, by Norman Sykes.- Francisco Suarez, by A.L. Lilley.- King James I, by Miss H.M. Chew.- Hugo Grotius, by the editor.- Thomas Hobbes, by E.L. Woodward.- James Harrington, by Miss A.E. Levett.- Benedict Spinoza, by A.D. Kindsay.

The Church (Life in the Renaissance) – History PDF

Hinds, Kathryn
2004 Dewey Dec. 940.2

A description of the religious controversies of the Renaissance and Reformation with a focus on what life was like for ordinary people, both Catholic and Protestant.
Christian roots and branches — Power and protest — Community life — Men of God — Women and the church — Holy days and every day — Learning tolerance

Da Vinci and his Times – History PDF

Langley , Andrew
2006 Dewey Dec. 940.2

Illustrated biography of artist Leonardo da Vinci introduces his work and the world in which he lived.
The early renaissance — Discovering the past — City-states of Italy — Renaissance men — The new trade — Governing the people — City of the Medici — The church — The new architecture — The workshop — Making a panel for an altarpiece — Taming the wilderness — Proportion and perspective — Renaissance rivals — Fashion and finery — In the home — Design for living — The human body — Dreams of flying — Exploring the heavens — Warfare — Death and disease — A reading public — Music and leisure — The renaissance in the north — The renaissance legacy — Did you know? — Timeline of the renaissance

Thirty Years War – 17th Century European History

Lee, Stephen J.
1991 Dewey Dec. 940.2

“The period 1618-1648 was one of the most complex in European history. Religion interacted with rebellion and dynastic rivalry in a series of conflicts in central Europe known collectively as the Thirty Years War. This book guides the reader through the period by surveying the narrative of events and establishing the essential chronological framework. In addition Stephen Lee looks at such key issues as the motives of the participants, their gains and losses, as well as at the religious, military, social and economic aspects of the War. Each section in the book incorporates the most recent research.” – Publisher
Outline of the Thirty Years War – Motives of the participants – Personalities in the War – Religious issues in the War – Military developments in the War – The impact of the War on society and the German economy – The Peace of – Westphalia – Select bibliography

History of Protestantism: The Reformation – History of the Reformation

Leonard, Emile G.
1968 Dewey Dec. 940.2

The Emergence Of Luther: The Message Of Individual Salvation – Luther And Social Problems – Organization And Spread Of Lutheranism – Lutheranism Checked By The Humanist Reformation – Stemming Of The Lutheran Tide – The Catholic Counter-Attack – Calvin, The Founder Of A Civilization

Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48 – 17th Century European History

Mortimer, Geoff
2002 Dewey Dec. 940.2

“The Thirty Years War – the first great pan-European war, and until the twentieth century the most terrible – ravaged Germany, but myth, propaganda and historical controversy have obscured its true nature. The image is of the three scourges of war, famine and plague, bringing ruin, depopulation and even cannibalism in their wake. A ruthless and licentious soldiery allegedly looted, raped and burned their way repeatedly across the country, torturing civilians to force them to reveal their hidden valuables and cutting down anyone who resisted. But how far is this picture supported by the private diaries, memoirs and chronicles of soldiers and citizens who recorded their own experiences and those of their families and communities?
In this book war at the individual level is discussed and described using these sources, which are extensively quoted in their own words.” – Book cover

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