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  Early modern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early modern period is characterized by the rise to importance of science and increasingly rapid technological progress, secularized civic politics and the nation state.
The beginning of the early modern period is not clear-cut, but is generally accepted to be in the late 15th century or early 16th century.
The expression "early modern" is sometimes, and incorrectly, used as a substitute for the term Renaissance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_modern_Europe   (652 words)

 Historical Roots of Early Modern Europe
Early Modern Europe is the name given to an era of European history which began in 1648 following the end of the Thirty Years War and the Treaty of Westphalia.
The process of modernization, involving the accumulation of a surplus, led to the creation of a class of merchants and craftsmen which constituted a middle class, i.e., a class in the middle between the aristocracy and the peasantry.
The early modern period was a period of transition when the bureacracy was in its infancy and the collection of the king's taxes was often disrupted at the regional level.
www2.sunysuffolk.edu /westn/modernroots.html   (2657 words)

 HWC, Early Modern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Some time in the 15th or 16th century, depending on what part of Europe and what aspect of society one is considering, the medieval era came to an end.
Europe entered onto a world market, fueled by a fantastic supply of bullion from the New World, and the repercussions transformed European economics forever.
And through all this, the governments and ruling elite of Europe, the noble classes, sought fiercely and sometimes desperately to control and contain the forces of change.
history.boisestate.edu /westciv/earlymod/intro.shtml   (532 words)

 Department of History::About::Fields::Modern Europe
The Modern European faculty at the University of Chicago is particularly strong in the history of France, Germany, the Habsburg Empire and its successor states, and Jewish history.
Jan Goldstein is a historian of modern France and studies the history of the human sciences, practices of the self, historical methodology, and intellectual and cultural history in socio-political context.
Bernard Wasserstein is a historian of modern Jewish history and the Middle East as well as of the political and diplomatic history of twentieth century Europe.
history.uchicago.edu /about/fields/modern_europe/index.html   (1227 words)

 Modern European History: Graduate Programs: Department of History: Indiana University
The Modern Europe field welcomes all students interested in the history of Western Europe since 1800.
Our faculty is particularly strong in twentieth-century Germany (Roos and Roseman), modern Italy (Ipsen), Jewish history and history of the Holocaust (Roseman), gender and women’s history (Bucur and Roos), cultural and intellectual history (Spang and Wahrman), and demographic and family history (Alter and Ipsen).
Faculty and students in Modern European history are also active in the Borns Jewish Studies Program, the Population Institute, and the IU Economic History Workshop.
www.indiana.edu /~histweb/grad/moderneuro.shtml   (295 words)

 ScienceDaily: Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe
The farmers who brought agriculture to central Europe about 7,500 years ago did not contribute heavily to the genetic makeup of modern Europeans, according to the first detailed analysis of ancient DNA extracted from skeletons of early European farmers.
The other 18 early farmers belonged to lineages not useful for investigating the genetic origins of modern Europeans because their genetic signatures from the scrutinized region of mitochondrial DNA are widespread in living humans, according to the authors.
Using the tools of population genetics and a worldwide database of 35,000 modern DNA samples, the researchers investigated the genetic legacy of early European farmers based on the fact that six of the 24 early European farmers are from a lineage that is now extremely rare in Europe and around the world.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/11/051112125213.htm   (2131 words)

 Lecture 1: Modern European Intellectual History - An Introduction
There are numerous historians who assert that what is truly "modern" consists of that period of time encompassing a few generations, or roughly 75-100 years.
Other historians, more traditionally I think, posit modern Europe as that period which followed the greatest social and political upheaval of the 18th century: the French Revolution of 1789-1794 and the Industrial Revolution of Great Britain.
Or, as one modern historian of the period has put it: Europe after WWI was like a broken watch.
www.historyguide.org /intellect/lecture1a.html   (3212 words)

 Lecture 1: On the Intellectual History of Modern Europe
The walls of the boxes became windows, then doors and finally, about three hundred years ago, 1687 to be exact, a man by the name of Isaac Newton destroyed the whole thing only to replace it with a more reasonable and rational model he called natural philosophy which today we call science or technology.
So, it's no accident that the majority of what are now modern social sciences were founded in the 18th century: geography, anthropology, political science, political economy, sociology, psychology and, of course, history.
By 1848, a revolutionary year throughout Europe, two exiled Germans by the name of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, discovered scientific laws, based again on the Newtonian paradigm along with a dash of Hegelian philosophy, that determined that industrial capitalism would, by historical necessity, cease to exist.
www.historyguide.org /europe/lecture1.html   (2935 words)

 April 22: Early modern Europe
Introduced into Europe, Africa, and Asia by the Spanish and smoked initially with pipes (or snorted as snuff).
Then there is an explosion of hard alcohol throughout Europe - various countries specialize in their own type.
Don't have time to go into detail, but as with the national cuisines, these sports not just enjoyed by the upper classes (as medieval tournaments had been) but by a broad segment of the population.
www.luc.edu /faculty/ldossey/earlymodern101h.htm   (1842 words)

 Course Syllabus
The religious earthquake unleashed by Martin Luther not only shattered the religious unity of Medieval civilization, but its aftershocks continued to rattle European society for most of the 16th and 17th centuries and are still continuing to be felt to this day.
The Renaissance and Reformation were two of the most important movements that shaped the Early Modern period, and taken together they certainly can be seen as marking the end of the Middle Ages.
We are still living with the legacies of these developments, and to understand them fully we must first learn about their roots in Early Modern Europe.
www.columbia.edu /itc/history/plaa/course_syllabus.html   (968 words)

 Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America.
Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief.
Hermeticism and the Renaissance: Intellectual History and the Occult in Early Modern Europe.
Politics, Ideology, and the Law in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of J. Salmon.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /users/fennell/highland/harper/WITCH01A.HTM   (12059 words)

 early modern Europe page
Organized around an introductory reading course (PDR in Early Modern History), topical colloquia taught by distinguished scholars, and a year-long history seminar, the early modern European specialization draws upon the history department's strength in cultural, social, intellectual, women's and gender, and comparative and global history.
Currently he is working on female mystics in modern Italy, as well as on Italian widowhood in the period 1200-1600.
He is the author of The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603-1660 (2002)Cambridge University Press), a study of the assassination of the Duke of Buckingham (with Tom Cogswell) titled, England's Assassin: John Felton and the Killing of the Duke of Buckingham
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~jemjones/early_modern_Europe_page.html   (615 words)

 Schulers Books (History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 - 1/202)
In acceding to the Publishers' request for a re-issue of the "History of Modern Europe," in the form of a popular edition, I feel that I am only fulfilling what would have been the wish of the Author himself.
The object of this work is to show how the States of Europe have gained the form and character which they possess at the present moment.
The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1792, terminating a period which now appears far removed from us, and setting in motion forces which have in our own day produced a united Germany and a united Italy, forms the natural starting-point of a history of the present century.
www.schulers.com /books/ca/h/History_of_Modern_Europe_1792_1878   (1318 words)

 Amazon.com: Modern Europe, 1789-Present, Second Edition: Books: Asa Briggs,Patricia Clavin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Several areas have been updated specifically for this edition including religion and the modern Papacy, immigration in Europe and relationships between minority and majority groups, UNESCO, the European Bill of Rights, seeds of conflict in Bosnia and Croatia and Europe's relations with the wider world, with particular attention to the Middle East and Japan.
While the narrative of big events that have shaped the Europe that we see today is clearly unfolded, `Modern Europe' also reaches deep below the political surface to examine how European society and culture have influenced, or been influenced by, these developments.
The authors are alive throughout to the varied fortunes of Europe's diverse peoples and classes - rich and poor, urban and rural, young and old - and, not least, to the changing impact of gender on the ways of life available to them.
www.amazon.com /Modern-Europe-1789-Present-Second-Briggs/dp/0582772605   (1078 words)

Origins of the disunity of Europe in the crisis of the sixteenth century with emphasis on the relations between religion and politics.
The aftermath of Darwinism, the problems of methodology in modern social science, historicism and moral relativism, irrationalism in philosophy and social theory, revisionism in secular and orthodox religions.
Development of Europe during the age of Metternich, the revolutions of 1848, and the emergence of new national states.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/modeuro.html   (2462 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: Early Modern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
They began with the premise that the texts of the period could not be taught successfully without a working knowledge of the religions beliefs and controversies of the period and an array of strategies for bringing that material to life in the classroom.
The searchable site aims to provide a broad picture of the role of biblical interpretation in early modern Europe and shows how stories from the Bible were used by early scientists and Reformation leaders as a story of the growth and decline of knowledge.
Intended to provide a overview of the conditions at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, the site is presented in a series of well-organized chapters that summarize the economic, political, religious and intellectual environment of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
www.besthistorysites.net /EarlyModernEurope.shtml   (7689 words)

 Modern Europe's Impact on the Arab Awakening
Europe, as it appears from some chapters in this book, spent quite a time receiving Arab culture, indignantly and with a feeling of aversion.
Often, repayment of debts, incurred by human civilization and handed from one nation to another, is unintended and made in an ungrateful way.
The modern East learnt from Europe as Europe had learnt previously from the ancient East.
www.witness-pioneer.org /vil/Books/AM_AIEC/europe_arab.html   (534 words)

 Modern Europe Dance Magazine - Find Articles
Not a bit of it--it had prospered chiefly in Germany, where it fell first under the baleful influence of Nazism, and then, after World War II, ironically, it was considered in Germany suspiciously nationalistic, as German dance moved towards the more culturally neutral ground of classic ballet.
American modern choreographers such as Glen Tetley, John Butler, and Anna Sokolow were in constant demand, especially in Holland and England.
Where Europe has excelled is in promoting, after the early examples of, say, Tetley, classically trained "midstream" choreographers, such as Jiri Kylian, Christopher Bruce, Hans van Manen, and, for that matter, the Americans William Forsythe and John Neumeier, who are today more European than American.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_8_75/ai_76751675   (905 words)

 Graduate Fields of Study, Modern Europe Major | History Department, University of Arizona
Recasting Britain, Ireland and Europe within the scope of imperial processes, British historian Laura Tabili emphasizes the interaction of gender, class, and race in state formation.
An emphasis on eastern Europe and the Balkans is provided by Frederick Kellogg, who specializes in Romania, as well as southeastern European and Russian nationalism.
The field is supported by faculty in several affiliated areas, including World and Comparative History, Early Modern Europe, Comparative Women's and Gender History, and Middle Eastern Histories.
datamonster.sbs.arizona.edu /history/graduates/modern_europe.php   (337 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Books: Elizabeth L. Eisenstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Once Europe became split into Catholic and Protestant nations, the Index had the unexpected effect of boosting sales for books listed on the Index, making some protestant printers their fortunes.
I knew that "modern" Europe consisted of institutions based upon the "individual" -- protestantism, capitalism, universal education and modern science -- and that these first arose in Europe about 500 years ago.
Eisenstien highlights how the printing press defined the linguistic and cultural borders of present-day Europe, encouraged the use and teaching of the vernacular, and eliminated Latin as the international tongue of the educated classes.
www.amazon.ca /Printing-Revolution-Early-Modern-Europe/dp/0521607744   (2228 words)

 Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe Trinity Journal - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rare indeed is the historical monograph that merits the encomium "definitive study" which at the same time makes a substantial methodological contribution.
Drawing upon hundreds of martyr pamphlets and songs, martyrologies, and theological treatises written by Protestant, Anabaptist, and Catholic believers during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, Gregory seeks to reconstruct fundamental religious sensibilities so as to understand the meaning and assess the significance of martyrdom during the Reformation era.
Gregory notes that conclusions derived from these theories often reveal more about modern interpreters' materialist assumptions or values than about the nature of religious experience in the past.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3803/is_200404/ai_n9390386   (705 words)

 teaching with writing - history 3102: early modern europe to 1750 - history syllabi - designing syllabi - center for ...
Although this course is relatively comprehensive, it is impossible to devote an equal amount of attention to every development in European history during this period in fifteen weeks.
In addition to studying the question of modernity and change during this period, we will focus on two main themes: the nature of leadership, and the mentalities of "ordinary" people.
My goal for this class is not that you simply learn dates and facts about early modern Europe, although I hope that you come out of the course knowing more about early modern Europe than when you came in.
writing.umn.edu /tww/WID/history/syllabi/hist3102syllabus.htm   (1635 words)

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Nonetheless, Peter's thoughts - and his prayers - gravitated to the under-evangelized, post-modern societies of western Europe, and, in particular, his beloved England.
In 1997 Peter became the regional director for CBN WorldReach in Europe and Francophone West Africa.
A British version of The 700 Club is now being produced with hosts Paul Jones and Fiona Henley, while additional CBN programs are broadcast by satellite to the rest of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.
www.cbn.com /worldreach/europe/peterdarg2.aspx   (743 words)

 Suicide in Early Modern Europe
Evans, Robert C. "New Poems by Early Modern Women: 'A Maid Under 14,' Elizabeth With, Elizabeth Collett, and 'A Lady of Honour,'" Ben Jonson Journal 7 (2000): 447-515.
From Swords to Sorrow: Homicide and Suicide on Early Modern Stockolm.
Introduction to Modern France, 1500-1640: An Essay in Historical Psychology (London, 1975), 229-31.
www.olemiss.edu /~hswatt/biblsuic.html   (2303 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
The great diversity of available sources for use in modern history classes requires that selections be made with great care - since virtually unlimited material is available.
To present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

 Syllabus for HST 247: Modern Europe, 1890-1945 (Fall 2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The powerful concepts of revolution, nationalism, imperialism, industrialism, and modernization that emerged in the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries and the resulting socio-economic-political upheavals will be explored through lecture, discussion, and writing assignments.
Participation in classroom discussions and activities is an easy way for students to improve their final grade and more importantly to improve their understanding of political, social and economic development that helped form Modern Europe’s past and her present.
Assignments are designed to improve each student's ability to think analytically and to communicate their ideas both through verbal exchanges and the effective use of the written word.
www.saintjoe.edu /~ilicias/HST247ModernEuropeFall2002.htm   (1815 words)

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