• Early Modern Europe

  • A Captivating Guide to a Period in European History with Events Such as the Thirty Years War and the Salem Witch Hunts and Political Powers Such as England and the Ottoman Empire
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Early Modern Europe

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
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Explore the captivating history of early modern Europe.

The beginning of modern Europe was a time of confusion, excitement, suspicion, hope, despair, and ideas. It was a time of a lot of change spread out over just a few hundred years, but the end result was a completely different world than the one that had come before it.

This audiobook includes details of the transition from the Middle Ages to the early modern era, where Europe saw significant shifts across the continent in phases. The years following the Thirty Years' War until the 1800s are treated as a transition between the early and current modern eras. The unrest that started at the end of the Middle Ages exploded following the Thirty Years’ War, and it marked the change to many of the thought processes widely accepted as true today.

In Early Modern Europe: A Captivating Guide to a Period in European History with Events Such as the Thirty Years War and the Salem Witch Hunts and Political Powers Such as England and the Ottoman Empire, you will discover topics such as:

  • The world leading to the modern era
  • The European power dynamic
  • The age of discovery
  • Sanctioned piracy - ruling the high seas
  • Religious corruption and upheaval
  • The Inquisition
  • The Protestant Reformation
  • The Thirty Years’ War
  • Witch hunts - including the infamous Salem Witch Trials
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Johannes Gutenberg - one invention to change the world
  • The slow transition to today
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about early modern Europe, listen to this audiobook!

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Informative book

He goes in depth into the diverse influences of religion - from the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants to the strange mania for persecuting witches

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Wonderful book

The author starts with conditions in Europe at the time of the discovery of the New World, and how it engendered a spirit of exploration and possibility among Europeans.

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Easy to understand

I found some revelations - for example, I always thought the Magna Carta was about the rights of the common man, but it was really more of a transfer of power from the king to local nobles.

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Perfect book

the author follows different waves of change that ran through that whole period. I think this style makes it easier to see patterns of history than by looking at unrelated events interspersed on a timeline.

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Love it

This book covers the period roughly from 1400 to the early 1700s, but one thing I enjoyed was that rather than recounting events in chronological order,

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loved it

I really enjoy and greatly appreciate the style and presentations in the Captivating History series. However, the extended coverage regarding the Thirty Years War tended to wander and I was oft lost in the complexities and timeframe.

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good

Loved the book and listening to Alex root was thoroughly enjoyable. I will definitely be following the strategy and advice given here.

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Informative book

Another gem from Captivating History, but: the rather long introduction is a bit superfluous really, as all the information is repeated in the following text.
Surely, a basic impetus for change during the period in question would have been instigated by the natural increase in population in Europe from some 118m in 1700 to 187m by 1800 - putting an additional strain on villages, and the pressure to allocate land as families grew.

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The concepts are well presented and very easy to access. One could implement these ideas in virtually any part of their life.

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Interesting book

I would like to tell everybody, this book is really great. This is the best Early Modern Europe book I have ever read. The writer breaks things done into basic straightforward components.