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Encyclopedia of Early Modern History offers 400 years of Early Modern History in one work. Experts from all over the world have joined in a presentation of the scholarship on the great era between the mid-15th to the mid-19th centuries. The perspective is European. That does not mean, however, that the view on the rest of the world is blocked. On the contrary: the multifaceted interrelatedness of European and other cultures is scrutinized extensively.
Encyclopedia of Early Modern History provides the latest answers to history’s key questions:
- Which ideas, inventions, and events changed people’s lives?
- In which ways did living conditions change?
- How do political, social, and economic developments interlock?
- Which major cultural currents have begun to become apparent?
- How did historical interpretation of certain phenomena change?
As in a web of red threads, the individual articles are connected to one another. The reader who follows the threads will keep coming upon new and unexpected contexts and links.
Executive editor (English edition) Prof. Dr. Andrew Colin Gow (Edmonton) Executive editor (German edition) Prof. Dr. Friedrich Jaeger (Essen) Subject area 01: State, political authority, and the international system of states Prof. Dr. Horst Carl (Giessen) Prof. Dr. Christoph Kampmann (Marburg) Subject area 02: Global interaction Prof. Dr. Helmut Bley (Hanover) Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim König (Eichstätt) Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke (Berlin) Prof. Dr. Kirsten Rüther (Vienna) Subject area 03: Law and constitution Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Brauneder (Vienna) Prof. Dr. Sibylle Hofer (Bern) Prof. Dr. Diethelm Klippel (Bayreuth) Subject area 04: Lifestyles and social change Prof. Dr. Josef Ehmer (Vienna) Prof. Dr. Friedrich Lenger (Giessen) Subject area 05: Economy Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pfister (Münster) Prof. Dr. Werner Plumpe (Frankfurt am Main) Prof. Dr. Werner Troßbach (Kassel) Subject area 06: Natural sciences and medicine Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle (Berlin) Prof. Dr. Reinhold Reith (Salzburg) Subject area 07: Bildung, culture and communication Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Behringer (Saarbrücken) Prof. Dr. Gerrit Walther (Wuppertal) Subject area 08: Churches and religious culture Prof. Dr. Albrecht Beutel (Münster) Prof. Dr. Walter Sparn (Erlangen-Nürnberg) Subject area 09: Literature, art, and music Prof. Dr. Markus Fauser (Vechta) Prof. Dr. Roland Kanz (Bonn) Prof. Dr. Laurenz Lütteken (Zürich) Prof. Dr. Susanne Rode-Breymann (Hanover) Prof. Dr. Silvia S. Tschopp (Augsburg) Subject area 10: Environment and technological change Prof. Dr. Reinhold Reith (Salzburg) Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle (Berlin)
“A stellar addition to collections serving research on the early modern period. […] Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” –
Brian W. Vetruba,
Washington University in St. Louis, in:
CHOICE, Vol. 54, No. 8 (April 2017)
July 2016: Abandoned Settlement - Beer
December 2016: Beggar - Class consciousness
May 2017: Classical economics - Cyclicality
September 2017: Damages - Epistemology
March 2018: Epistolary Novel - Geocentric model
September 2018: Geocentric model - Indulgence
March 2019: Industrial cycle - Latin Studies
September 2019: Lauda - Migratory labor
March 2020: Military - Occasional verse
September 2020: Occident - Police
March 2021: Police, town/city - Religion, critique of
September 2021: Religion, history of - Settlers' report
March 2022: Seven Years' War - Symbol
September 2022: Symphony - Uomo universal
May 2023: Urban administration - Zunft revolution