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Between 1450 and 1750 Europe underwent tremendous political, religious and cultural change - change which laid the foundations for the Europe we know today. Henry Kamen has compiled an accessible biographical guide to Europe in this most exciting of periods - the time of the Renaissance and the Reformation, the time of da Vinci and Erasmus, Elizabeth I and Oliver Cromwell. In over a thousand entries, which cover the whole of Europe and include politics, culture, religion and science, Professor Kamen and his international contributors, all experts in their field, shed new light on the key players in this extraordinarily rich and formative period of history.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.97" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Release Date Nov 7, 2001
ISBN 041514728X ISBN13 9780415147286
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More About Henry Kamen
Henry Kamen is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London and an emeritus professor of the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Barcelona. He is the author of "Empire: How Spain Became a Great Power, 1492-1763", as well as several other books on Spain. He divides his time between Barcelona and the United States.
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Concise guide to the people of Early Modern Europe Jan 22, 2004
Kamen's Who's Who in Europe is a 1000 entry guide to some of the most important figures of Early Modern Europe. The entries contain biographic and bibliographic information and in the main cover just enough to give an idea of the chief contribution(s) of each individual. Some entries, though, are slightly biased by the opinion of the writer. Phrases such as, "erroneously believed" should have been left out, except when the individual covered in the entry was clearly operating on misinformation. Compared to Grendler's six-volume Encyclopedia of the Renaissance Kamen's guide is rather slim. But, you can't throw Grendler's encyclopedia in a briefcase or backpack as a companion to whatever you are currently reading. I have found Who's Who in Europe useful and would recommend it to anyone studying Early Modern Europe who doesn't already have Grendler's work or needs something portable.