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Europe in Crisis: 1598-1648, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-22027-5
352 pages
December 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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In the new edition of this classic book, Geoffrey Parker draws on material from all over Europe to provide an authoritative and exciting account of the eventful first half of the seventeenth century.
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List of Figures and Tables.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Note on Conventions.

Prelude: Prague Spring.

Part I: European Society and the Economy.

Part II: European Society and the State.

Part III: The Time of Troubles in the East, 1593-1618.

Part IV: Armed Neutrality in the West, 1598-1618.

Part V: The Apogee of Habsburg Imperialism, 1618-1629.

Part VI: The Defeat of the Habsburgs, 1629-1635.

Part VII: War and Revolution, 1635-1648.

Part VIII: The Culture of Post-Renaissance Europe.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Index.
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Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at Ohio State University. He previously taught at Yale University (1993-96) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was department chair from 1989 to 1991. He also taught at the Universities of Cambridge and St Andrews in Britain and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in Canada. His many books include The Military Revolution. Military innovation and the rise of the West, 1500-1800 (1988), the winner of two book prizes, Philip II (1978), now in its third edition, The Grand Strategy of Philip II (1998) The Dutch Revolt (revised edition, 1984), and The Thirty Years' War (revised edition, 1997).
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An authoritative and exciting account of the eventful first half of the seventeenth century.

  • Gives an account of the revolution, civil war and complex international conflicts which brought many states to the edge of collapse in the 1640s.
  • Covers the struggle of the Habsburgs with France and the Dutch Republic; the rivalry of Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Poland for control of the Baltic, and the confrontation between the Austrian Habsburgs and their subjects which escalated into the Thirty Years' War.
  • The new edition has been revised throughout and includes an updated bibliography.
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"Geoffrey Parker's book is characteristically lucid, lively and vigorous. In its updated form it makes the best introduction to the period I know."
--Peter Burke FBA, Professor of Cultural History, University of Cambridge

"This is no ordinary textbook, but one that can be read and enjoyed again and again. Thanks to the breadth of the author's knowledge of the primary and secondary material, even scholars of the period will continually find new nuggets of information and fresh insights to set them thinking."
--Laurence Brockliss, Magdalen College, Oxford

"This textbook is witty, lively and provocative. Unlike so many anglophone historians, Professor Parker thinks Moscow and Mecklenburg are as interesting as Madrid or Marseilles: this is a genuinely European history of Europe."
--Robert Frost, King's College, London

"The 2001 version of Europe in Crisis is much more than the 1979 [edition] with a few additions or amendments: the text has been revised thoroughly and comprehensively, many passages in the 2001 bear little resemblance to their predecessors, and the presentation and style of the book are emphatically 'new millennium' rather than '1970s'... Students and other reders who came to the period 1598-1648 through Europe in Crisis will find the new edition equally instructive, enjoyable, enlightening and essential; it thoroughly deserves the appellation of 'Modern Classic' and will long remain a standard text." (Reviews in History)

"The new edition [is] equally instructive, enjoyable, enlightening and essential; it thoroughly deserves the appellation of 'modern classic' and will long remain a standard text"
--David J Sturdy (Reviews in History, Sept 2002)

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