Sixteenth Century Europe: Expansion and Conflict

Author(s): Richard Mackenney

History

Few periods of a hundred years have held the imagination as much as the period 1500-1600. At least four great themes - Renaissance, Reformation, Counter-Reformation and Expansion - vie for dominance. The decisive cultural theme of the fifteenth century - classical revival in Italy - had spread and diversified, the social structures of the Ancien Regime were yet to solidify. This study examines the symptons of expansion - population growth, adventure overseas, new voyages of the imagination - and the areas of conflict - the world and the spirit, the public and private spheres, elite and popular cultures - and argues that spiritual quest and intellectual curiosity had the same cultural roots.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780333369241
  • : Palgrave Macmillan Limited
  • : Palgrave Pivot
  • : August 1993
  • : 2.7 Centimeters X 13.9 Centimeters X 21.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good
  • : xxxi, 425
  • : Richard Mackenney