History M.A. Reading List, Early Modern Europe (Fall 2012)


1. Astin, Trevor. Crisis in Europe: 1560-1660 (1965)

2. Beik, William. Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France: State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc (1985)

3. Bossy, John. Christianity and the West, 1400-1700 (1985)

4. Brewer, John. The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1688-1783 (1990)

5. Briggs, Robin. Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft (1996)

6. Burke, Peter. Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1994).

7. Chartier, Roger. Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (1991)

8. Crosly, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (1972)

9. Darnton, Robert. Great Cat Massacre (1985).

10. Davis, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre (1984).

11. Dear, Peter. Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and its Ambitions, 1500-1700 (2001)

12. Duffy, Eamon. Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580. 2d. ed. (2005)

13. Eisenstrein, Elizabeth. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe [abridged] (1993)

14. Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1977/1995)

15. Ginzburg, Carlos. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (1980/1992)

16. Goldgar, Anne. Impolite Learning: Conduct and Communityin the Republic of Letters, 1680-1750 (1995)

17. Grafton, Anthony. Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science, 1450-1800 (1994)

18. Greenblatt, Stephen. Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (1991)

19. Hunt, Lynn. The Family Romance of the French Revolution (1993)

20. Jardine, Lisa. Wordly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance (1996)

21. Johns, Adrian. The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (2000).

22. Jones, E. L. The European Miracle: Environments, Economics and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia (1981)

23. Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 3rd ed (1996)

24. Laqueur, Thomas. Making Sex: The Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (1992).

25. Nauert, Charles. Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe (1995).

26. Outram, Dorinda. The Enlightenment.(2nd ed., 2005)

27. Steven Ozment, Flesh and Spirit; Private Life in Early Modern Germany.

28. Parker, Geoffrey. The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West 1500-1800. 2d ed. (1996)

29. Parker, Geoffrey and Smith, Leslie. The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century (1997)

30. Pincus, Steven. 1688: The First Modern Revolution (2009).

31. R. Po-Chia Hsia [surname is Hsia]. Social Discipline in the Reformation: Central Europe 1550-1750 (1989)

32. Porter, Roy. The Enlightenment (2001)

33. Raeff, Mark. The Well-Ordered Police State Social and Institutional Change through Law in the Germanies and Russia, 1600-1800 (1983)

34. Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (1997)

35. Scribner, R.W. For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Revolution (1997)

36. Shapin, Steven, and Simon Schaffer. Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (1989).

37. de Tocqueville, The Old Regime and the French Revolution (1955)

38. Vickery, Amanda. The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England (1998).

39. Thomas, Keith. Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England (1997).

40. Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Modern World System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World Economy in the Sixteenth Century (1976)

41. Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905)

42. Wiesner, Merry. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (1993)

 

 

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