Encyclopedia of Early Modern History

Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Colin Gow
The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History — to be published in 15 volumes — 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.

Also available online, the Encyclopedia of Early Modern History addresses major historical 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?

The individual articles are connected to one another as in a web of red threads. The reader who follows the threads will keep coming upon new and unexpected contexts and links.

This is an English translation of the well-known German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, published by Metzler Verlag.
Volumes 1-7 have been published in 2016-2019. The upcoming volumes are:
Volume 8: Lauda - Migratory labor
Volume 9: Military - Occultism
Volume 10: Occupation - Politica Christiana
Volume 11: Political journal - Religion, critique of
Volume 12: Religion, history of - Settlers' report
Volume 13: Seven Years' War - Symbol
Volume 14: Symphony - Uomo universale
Volume 15: Urban administration- Zunft revolution, Concluding chapters
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).