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The Agrarian East

Edgar Melton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Industrial History. 12670 words.

This chapter deals with the vast territories east of the Elbe river, including Poland–Lithuania, the Czech lands, Brandenburg–Prussia, and Russia. There are two primary and interlocking...

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The Agrarian West

Tom Scott.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 15627 words.

The main developments in western European agrarian society and economy are surveyed at the outset in a regional analysis which stresses the degree of variety within quite small areas and by...

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Art and Architecture

T. K. Rabb.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 12339 words.

This chapter traces the revolution in style and taste that swept over the visual arts as a result of the movement we call the Renaissance. Not only was there a transformation in subject...

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Asian Connections and Chinese Comparisons

R. Bin Wong.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Asian History. 9407 words.

Many of early modern Europe’s connections to Asia were commercial in nature, in contrast to the colonial relations forged by Europeans in the Americas. This chapter considers the ways in...

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Authority and Popular Resistance

Samuel K. Cohn,.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 11340 words.

Divisions between Marxist and non-Marxist historians have fuelled debate of late medieval and early modern popular protest over the past fifty years. Yet, an underlying consensus has arisen...

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Belief and its Limits

Mack P. Holt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 13726 words.

‘Belief and its Limits’ outlines five major themes: (1) the transformation started by the Protestant and Catholic reformations of the sixteenth century that refashioned the way most people...

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The Bohemian Reformations

Howard Louthan.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations

December 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10620 words.

The article examines religious changes in Bohemia and Moravia from the age of Emperor Charles IV (1346–1378) through the first half of the seventeenth century. It begins by considering the...

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The Cartographic Emergence of Europe?

Valerie A. Kivelson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 13129 words.

Like any human construct, Europe had to be imagined into being. It emerged gradually as an idea, a place, a people, and a culture, from its first appearance in ancient texts through its...

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The Christian Church, 1370<i>–</i>1550

David J. Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 13973 words.

This chapter reviews major themes in the history of Western Christianity from the onset of the Western Schism (1378) to the opening of the Council of Trent (1345). Topics include late...

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Colonial Societies

Gabriel Paquette.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 13465 words.

This chapter traces the development of European colonial societies in the extra-European world c. 1500–1800, chiefly in the Americas. It examines the factors affecting the growth and...

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