After the Black Death: A Social History of Early Modern Europe (Interdisciplinary Studies in History)

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9780253333858: After the Black Death: A Social History of Early Modern Europe (Interdisciplinary Studies in History)

Praise for the first edition: "An eminently approachable text...To give a sense of immediacy and vividness to the long period in such a short space is a major achievement." - Thomas Munck, "History". "Huppert's book is a little masterpiece every teacher should welcome." - Arthur J. Slavin, "Renaissance Quarterly". "[T]his superb synthesis will surely stand out...[It is] beautifully written, soundly researched, and highly knowledgeable." - "Book Review". "...thoroughly engrossing ...an excellent introduction" - "Libraries and Culture". "Lively and clear enough for undergraduates; sophisticated and analytical enough for mature scholars." - Donald Weinstein, University of Arizona. A work of genuine social history, "After the Black Death" leads the reader, as concretely as possible, into the real villages and cities of European society. The book begins with a description of family and community structure, social conflict, and religious beliefs. Once the fundamental traits of both rural and urban society are noted, it considers the elites, armed rebellion, poverty, criminality, sexual behavior, and marriage practices. For this second edition, George Huppert has added a new chapter on the incessant warfare that was characteristic of this age and on its transformation by the new commercial capitalism. He has also thoroughly revised and updated the bibliographical essay. "Interdisciplinary Studies in History", Harvey J. Graff, General Editor.

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After the Black Death is a short, readable introduction to the social history of Western Europe from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Beginning with an examination of material civilization, the author's inquiry moves on to family and community structure, social conflict, and religious beliefs.

About the Author:

George Huppert is Professor of History at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of The Idea of Perfect History: Historical Erudition and Historical Philosophy in Renaissance France, Les Bourgeois Gentilhommes: An Essay on the Definition of Elites in Renaissance France, and Public Schools in Renaissance France, as well as numerous essays and articles on the social history of early modern Europe.

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