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'Much can be gained from the approach contained in this exciting textbook.... The editor has assembled a talented team and has delivered a textbook that blends the introductory, the survey, the themes, the synthesis.' - Eric Boston, History, Journal of the Historical Association
'This is early modern history as 21st-century lecturers want to teach it.' – Paul Warde, University of East Anglia, UK
'One of the best introductions to this period I have seen.' – Retha Warnicke, Arizona State University, USA
'Didactically, it is all brilliantly executed, especially compared to some German textbooks and it is easy to read, without being simplistic.' - Wolfgang Reinhard, Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung
'Offers new students fundamental insights into the dynamics of the early modern world ... The individual chapters provide basic knowledge and ... describe the significant transformations characterizing the early modern period in an impressive and precise fashion. Throughout, Eurocentrism is superceded by a global perspective.' - Sven Externbrink, Historische Zeitschrift
'This impressive textbook provides a firm basis for any further student research. Easy to read, it delivers in-depth considerations of the most important developments of the European early modern period.' – Renate Duerr, University of Kassel, Germany
‘This collection provides an excellent first encounter with the early modern period in all its fascinating aspects. The European World will whet students’ appetite to learn more about these centuries.’ – Dagmar Freist, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany
Beat Kümin is Associate Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick.