The Struggle for Stability in Early Modern Europe

The Struggle for Stability in Early Modern Europe

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Theodore K Rabb's contemplative book offers a new interpretation of the seventeenth century Europe, focusing on a crucial transition from turmoil to relative tranquility. The book shows, in splendid illustrations, how painters, like writers and scientists, reflected the change that is his main theme - the shift from belligerence to restraint, from upheaval to calm.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195019563
  • 9780195019568
  • 2,169,925

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"Fresh and thought-provoking even after nearly twenty years. Even where I disagree with it I still find it valuable, especially as a demonstration of good history and good historical writing. Should provide fodder for hours of productive classroom discussion."--Robert S. Babcock, Hastings College

"Stimulating, concise, and lucid--interdisciplinary approach particularly useful for my students."--A.J. King, University of Pennsylvania

"Thought-provoking and compelling."--National Review

"The most ambitious attempt yet made to see the seventeenth century as a whole."--Times Literary Supplement
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