A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History contains 79 short essays, each comprised of a primary source (of a manageable length and translated into English) and an explanation of the source's context and meaning. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular. Published in honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director Emerita of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Regents' Professor Emerita of History at the University of Arizona.
About Kristen C. Howard
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Department of History, studying Early Modern Europe with a minor in Art History. My research interests lie in the social and cultural history of the early modern European religious reformations, particularly in France and Francophone Switzerland. My dissertation, tentatively titled "Social Welfare and l'Hôpital Général in Reformation Geneva, 1535-1564," examines the many functions -- religious, social, and cultural -- of the newly developed Genevan General Hospital during the Reformation. This included, inter alia, raising orphans and foundlings, providing alms to needy families, paying to bury the dead, and supplementing the Consistory's efforts of ensuring that all Genevans were adhering to the city's newly established faith.
In 2014, I received an M.A. in History from the University of Arizona under the supervision of Drs. Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Ute Lotz-Heumann, and Pia F. Cuneo. In 2012, I received a B.A. in History from Washington State University under the supervision of Dr. Jesse Spohnholz.