Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

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Executive editor of the English version: Andrew Colin Gow

The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History is the English edition of the German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. This 15-volume reference work, published in print between 2005 and 2012 and here available online, offers a multi-faceted view on the decisive era in European history stretching from ca. 1450 to ca. 1850 ce. in over 4,000 entries.
The perspective of this work is European. This is not to say that the rest of the World is ignored – on the contrary, the interaction between European and other cultures receives extensive attention.

New articles will be added on a regular basis during the period of translation, for the complete German version see Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online.

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Preface to the English Edition

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When the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit appeared in 2005-2012, it was very well received in the German-speaking world as both a general and a specialized source of information on all aspects of European life and culture from the late Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution. The idea of an English-language version was mooted in dialogue between the publishing houses Metzler and Brill well before the first volume of the German edition was published.As soon as we began looking in more detail at the translation process, it was clear that for the English-speaking world, t…
Date: 2019-10-14