- What was the single most significant change in European politics or society in this period?
- How 'modern' was early modern Europe by 1750?
- Was this period characterised by continuity as much as change?
Selected Key Texts
- R. Bonney, ‘Conclusion’, in his European Dynastic States (1991) (digital scan)
- J.H. Elliott, ‘Revolution and Continuity in Early Modern Europe’, Past and Present, 42 (1969)
- D. Nicholas, The Transformation of Europe 1300-1600 (1999)
- R. Starn, ‘The Early Modern Muddle’, Journal of Early Modern History, 6: 3 (2002)
- J.A. Goldstone, Revolution and rebellion in the early modern world (1991) (ebook)
- P.S. Gorski, ‘Historicizing the secularisation debate: Church, state and society in late medieval and early modern Europe’, American Sociological Review 65 (2000)
- Eighteenth-century Chronology - database of key events between 1660 and 1800
- Eighteenth-century resources - collection of databases relating to 18thC Europe compiled by J. Lynch (includes, chronology of 18thC and overview of
- European Enlightenment - extensive overview of 17th- and 18th-century. Englightenment Europe
- La Couturiere Parisienne - website examining f'Fashion Through the Ages'