1750 pages. Hardcovers with dustjackets. Brand new book. EUROPE. At a time when the enlarged European Community asserts the humanist values uniting its members, this series of four volumes, featuring leading scholars from twelve countries, seeks to uncover the deep but hidden unities shaping a common European past. These volumes examine the domains of religion, the city, communication and information, the conception of man and the use of material goods, identifying the links which endured and were strengthened through ceaseless cultural exchanges, even during this time of endless wars and religious disputes. Volume I examines the role of religion as a vehicle for cultural exchange. Volume II surveys the reception of foreigners within the cities of early modern Europe. Volume III explores the place of information and communication in early modern Europe. Volume IV reveals how cultural exchange played a central role in the fashioning of a first European identity. Contents of the books is as follows: Part I. Introductions; Part II. Cohabitation and Conflict in the Religious Borderlands-Central (and North-east-central) Europe as Example); 3. Religious frontiers in the Bohemian lands after the White Mountain Olivier Chaline; 4. Religious coexistence and competition in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth c. 1600 Daniel Tollet; 5. Missionaries as cultural intermediaries in religious borderlands Istvan Tóth; Part III. Churches in Action; Part III. Churches in Action; Part IV. Religious Communication; Part I. Introduction; Part II. Presence and Reception of Foreigners; Part II Marc Boone and Heleni Porfyriou; 5. The Greek diaspora; Part III. Structures and Spaces of Cultural Exchanges; Part III Stephen Turk Christensen, Alex Cowan and Derek Keene; 12. Fairs as sites of economic and cultural exchange Alberto Grohmann; 13. Markets, squares, streets; Part I. Networks and Markets of Information; Part II. Uses and Meanings of Correspondence; Part III. Uses and Meanings of Correspondence. (Key Words: Cultural Exchange, Europe, Religion, William Monter, Heinz Schilling, Istvan Toth, Donatella Calabi, Stephen Christensen, Francisco Bethencourt, Florike Egmond, Herman Roodenberg, Olivier Chaline, Daniel Tollet, José Pedro Paiva, Maria-Antonietta Visceglia, Maria Craciun, Mark Greengrass, Judith Pollmann, Ian Green, Stefan Ehrenpreis, Guido Marnef, Martin Elbel, Derek Keene, Alexander Cowan, Marc Boone, Heleni Porfyriou, Jonathan Harris, Edhem Eldem, Marie-Louise Pelus-Kaplan, Bruno Blondé, Stephen Turk Christensen, Alberto Grohmann, Dorothea Nolde, María José del Río Barredo, Elena Svalduz, Claudia Conforti, Elena Sánchez de Madariaga, James S. Amelang, Florike Egmond, Mario Infelise, Renate Pieper, Zsuzsa Barbarics, Francesca Trivellato, Fernando Bouza, Peter Mason, Dejanirah Couto, Bernd Roeck, David Gaimster, Evelyn Welch, Bernard Aikema, Deborah Howard, Barbara Marx, Isabelle Paresys, Ulinka Rublack, Dilwyn Knox, Marina Nordera, Johan Verberckmoes).
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