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                                                        COMING SOON
                                                       Early Modern Europe

                                                       Facts and Fictions

                                                       BRIAN JEFFREY MAXSON

                                                       Despite current popular belief, very few
                                                       people believed that the world was flat
                                                       before Christopher Columbus made his
                                                       voyage in 1492.

                                                       Many myths about early modern Europe originated in the 19th and 20th
                                                       centuries and continue to appear today across popular media. In recent years,

            ABC-CLIO                                   such popular documentaries and television shows as Game of Thrones have
            April 2023, 237pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4             tended to reinforce what we think we know about the world during the early
            Hardcover: 978-1-4408-6745-3               modern period.
            $63.00, £47.00, €55,00
            eBook: 978-1-4408-6746-0                   Early modern Europe birthed the modern world—just not in the way we think
                                                       it did. This installment in the Facts and Fictions series utilizes primary sources
                                                       to interrogate popular beliefs about early modern Europe and reveal the
            SAMPLE T OPICS
                                                       true story behind such movements and events as the Scientific Revolution,
            •  Christopher     •  Scientific Revolution  the Crusades, and the European witch hunts. Focusing on how perceptions
              Columbus         •  Secularism           of these events have shifted and evolved through history, this book is an
            •  Crusades        •  Witch Hunts          excellent resource for students of this period as well as general readers
            •  Medieval Europe  •  Women               interested in understanding what really happened during this time.
            •  Papal Power                             FEATURES
            •  Religion                                •  Provides readers with an introduction to early modern Europe
            •  Renaissance
                                                       •  Dispels common assumptions about the past
                                                       •  Encourages readers to approach historical information based upon
                                                         questions, evidence, and interpretations
            BRIAN JEFFREY MAXSON  is professor of history
            at East Tennessee State University.        •  Includes a wide array of primary sources illustrating various myths
                                                         and misconceptions

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