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Europe in Transition: From Feudalism to Industrialization
Transition: From Feudalism to Industrialization
By- Arvind Sinha
in Europe from the late-fifteenth till the end of the eighteenth century
represented a crucial phase in the emergence of the modern world. Scholars
refer to this period as ‘early modern’ and this expression is often associated
with ‘the rise of the modern west’.
The pace of
change gained momentum during this period undermining the roots of the feudal
society. The economic transformation pushed Europe towards capitalism. The
forces of change could be located in the diverse spheres of human activities
although the scale of change varied from one region to another. The
transformation of local economies into the larger European market economy, the
geographical discoveries and the new sea routes resulted in the creation of
colonial empires based on new forms of exploitation.
The rise of
nation-states under absolute rulers replaced the decentralized feudal
structure. Discoveries in arts and sciences and the religious movements opened
up new mental horizons which gave birth to new social attitudes, cultural
patterns and scientific outlook. At the same time, the negative trends during
this period such as the rise of slave trade, new forms of exploitation and a
wild craze for witch-hunting are also included in the discussion.
This book adopts
an interpretive approach and tries to explain what led to the dislocation of
centuries-old social order and the emergence of new social classes. This volume
is required reading for students of Modern/European history and culture.
Arvind Sinha is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has Taught European History to
Graduate and Post-Graduate students in Delhi University. He was an associate in
Eurindia Project (an EC project), from 2003 and a Fellow at Nehru Memorial
Museum & Library from 2005.
ISBN 978-81-7304-843-2 2010 782p. Rs.995/ Pounds 95