The 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.
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.
Religion, philosophy of Religion, wars of Religions Religions, history of Religionswissenschaft Religious change Religious community Religious epic Religious iconography Religious interaction, global Religious peace Religious pluralism Religious reform movements Remarriage Renaissance Renown Rent Rent, annuity Renversement des Alliances Repair Representation Reprieve Reproduction, graphic Republic Republic of Letters Republicanism Républiques-sœurs Requerimiento Requiem Requisition Res Research Reservation Residence Residence halls Residential construction Residenzstadt Resistance Resources, use of Restoration Retirement Revelation Review (scholarly) Revivalist movements Revolt Revolution Revolutionary architecture Revolutionary calendar Revolutionary literature Revolutionary music Revolutions of 1848 Rhenish Law Rhetoric Rheumatism Rhine Crisis Rhine, Confederation of the Rhubarb Rhythm Ribbon weaving Rice Riddle Riding Right of assembly (parliamentary) Risorgimento Rites Controversy Ritual Rivalry, colonial River control Road Road construction Road laws Robber band Robbery Robinsonade Rococo Roller technology Roma Roman Catholic Church Roman law, studies of Romanian Orthodox Church Romantic chemistry Romanticism Root crops Ropemaker Rosicrucians Rota Rouble Rousseauism Rowing Ruin Rumor Running Rural industry Rural inheritance practice Rural society Russia trade Russia, societies in Russian Empire Russian Orthodox Church Ruthenian Church Sacrament Sacramentals Sacred poetry Sadism Sailing Saint Saint Monday Salon Salt Salt industry, technology of Salts Samurai Sanitary refurbishment Sans-culottes Satire Satire, scholarly Sattelzeit Satyr play Savings bank Saxon law Scala naturae Scales Scandal Schenkung Schism Schöffenstuhl Scholar School School architecture School drama School ordinance Schulphilosophie Schwank Schwärmer (radical reformer) Science Science, historiography of Scientific freedom Scientific instruments Scientific journal Scientific language Scientific medicine Scientific Revolution Scientific utopia Score (music) Scottish Enlightenment Screw Scribe Scripture principle, Protestant Scrofula Sculptor Sculpture (modeling) Sculpture (subtractive) Sculpture, architectural Sculpture, techniques of Scythe smith Seal Seasonal labor Sebastianism Second-hand trade Secrecy Secret society Secretary Sect Secularization Secularization (legal) Secularization, church Securities law Security Sede vacante Segregation Seiger smelter Self-defense Self-government Self-interest Semaphore line Semen Seminar Semiotics Sensibility Sensualism Sentimental drama Sephardim Sepulchral culture Serbian Orthodox Church Serenade Serfdom Sermon Servant Servants in husbandry Service contract Services, peasant Setting, musical Settlement Settler colony Settler migration, European Settlers’ reports