This book is a compact, accessible history of the continent, during a time when it did not yet dominate the world in which it was situated. The text discusses the major events of the period, and also seeks to restore interconnections lost by thinkers who divided the period into “The Renaissance” and “The Reformation.” With twenty-five illustrations and nine detailed maps, this short textbook is perfect for students of European history
Lee Palmer Wandel, Robin W. Winks. A History of Civilization, Vol. III: Europe in a Wider World: 1350-1650. Oxford University Press, 2003.