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History of Early modern Europe

The Modern Age, following the traditional chronological division, comprises the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This period is identified by a specific political or social order or regime (the Old Regime), characterized by the jurisdictional and patrimonial conception of sovereignty.

Elliot Fernandez | Posted on 24/05/2019

The Early Modern Age, following the traditional chronological division, comprises the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This period is identified by a specific political or social order or regime (the Old Regime), characterized by the jurisdictional and patrimonial conception of sovereignty and the inequality of men and women before the law; His system of values and beliefs had a widely accepted Christian foundation, and manifested an almost absolute respect towards the tradition and authority of Greco-Roman classics; and it was based on technical resources and forms of organization of production and work that were not radically different from the medieval ones.

Course articles: Early Modern History in Europe

Early Modern History
Early modern Europe: an introduction

The fall of Constantinople and the discovery of America are considered the two seminal events that serve to mark the beginning of the Early modern in Europe.

Early modern history europe
16th century economy: the colonial expansion, agriculture and trade

The Early Modern period saw no major changes in the economic and social structures inherited from the Late Middle Ages.

XVI Century economy
Cities and Countryside in 16th-century Europe

In 16th century Europe, only 2% of the population lived in cities of more than 40,000 inhabitants. Major urban centres began to emerge on an eminently rural continent.

Rural communities
Renaissance and Humanism in Europe

Humanism was a movement for cultural renewal, which emerged in Italy in the 14th century and spread throughout Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.