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The best historical survey of the era,
This review is from: The European Dynastic States 1494-1660 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World) (Paperback)
Bonney's book is without doubt the best general survey of early modern Europe available. Not only is the narrative thoroughly engaging, it also covers every aspect of the period required as a student: religion, politics, economics and culture. It is easy to navigate and broken down to make good sense if picking your way through. A superb history book both for the academic and the leisure reader.