Table of Contents Introduction; 1. Europe in the world of ; 2. Individuals in society, ; 3. Politics and power, ; 4. Cultural and intellectual life, ; 5.
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Europe in the world of ; 2. Individuals in society, ; 3. Politics and power, ; 4. Cultural and intellectual life, ; 5. Religious reform and consolidation, ; 6. Economics and technology, ; 7. Europe in the world, ; 8. Individuals in society, ; 9. Politics and power, ; Cultural and intellectual life, ; Religious consolidation and renewal, ; Economics and technology, ; Europe in the world, Its thematic structure, with a threaded narrative as required, represents the best way of imposing order and coherence on what can be an intractable mass of themes, problems, and divergent national histories.
The difficult task of balancing breadth with depth is accomplished skilfully, and the text is particularly strong on gender and social relations. Students will undoubtedly appreciate its accessible unaffected style, as well as its range of well chosen and often pleasingly unfamiliar visual sources. In thirteen thematic chapters she manages to infuse all the usual topics with fresh life, while seamlessly incorporating recent advances in gender history, global connections, and cultural analysis.
She refers, when needed, to controversial historical interpretations and punctuates her text with brief, strategically-placed, source documents.
This will be a useful account for anyone interested in the period, and its clear prose will be accessible even to entry-level students. Visitors to [the] excellent website can not only discover all the relevant details but may also download a sample chapter Her discussion and ensuing definitions are enlightening Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is of the opinion that she has written a book, not the book on her subject; I think she is too modest, there is very little reason why this book should not be considered the seminal work for A-Level and first-year undergraduates She has a good writing style.
Each reader is encouraged to think about continuities as well as changes across this formative period. Her further readings Merry E Wiesner-Hanks is of the opinion that she has written a book not the book on her subject; I think she is too modest, there is very little reason why this book should not be considered the seminal work for A level and first year under-graduates Her further readings to each chapter invites the reader to become absorbed in special books to the subjects.
Wiesner-Hanks Merry E.