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History of Humanity: Volume V

From the Sixteenth Century to the Eighteenth Century

Edited by Peter Burke, Halil Inalcik

Routledge – 1999 – 600 pages

Series: History of Humanity

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    978-0-415-09309-5
    May 26th 1999

Description

Volume V of the History of Humanity is concerned with the 'early modern' period: the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It gives an extensive overview of this crucial stage in the rise of the West as well as examining the development of cultures and societies elsewhere.

Structure

The volume is divided into two main parts. The first is thematic, discussing the geography, chronology and sociology of cultural change in this period. The second is regional, less theoretical and more empirical; it stresses cultural diversity, the links between different activities in a given region, and the importance of social contexts and local circumstances.

Each chapter has a bibliography which directs the reader to sources of further information. The volume is extensively illustrated with line drawings and plates, and is comprehensively indexed.

Reviews

'The entries are solid and well written…highly recommended.' - American Reference Books Annual [2000]

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Name: History of Humanity: Volume V: From the Sixteenth Century to the Eighteenth Century (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Peter Burke, Halil Inalcik. Volume V of the History of Humanity is concerned with the 'early modern' period: the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It gives an extensive overview of this crucial stage in the rise of the West as well as examining the...
Categories: History, General Reference