Early Modern Europe

Detail from the ``The Family of Henry VIII: An Allegory of the Tudor Succession’’, c. 1572

Some of Princeton’s most well-known historical scholarship centers on early modern Europe, and approaches the field from a wide variety of angles: intellectual, cultural, political, global, legal, and social. Geographically, faculty members have particular expertise in early modern Spain, France, Germany, and Britain. Specialities include the Renaissance and Reformation, gender and sexuality, the history of science and medicine, the Old Regime and the French Revolution, the rise of the city, and Jews in the early modern period.

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