ISBN-13: 9780415165181 / Angielski / Twarda / 1997 / 307 str.
A wide-ranging debate in historical circles since 1975 has concerned the theory that, throughout Europe the 17th century was a period of crisis so pervasive, significant and intense that it could be labelled a General Crisis. This volume takes the debate on to the perspectives of 1996. The editors have collected together 10 essays concerning the social, economic and political crises which affected not only Europe but also Asia in the mid-17th century. The text seeks to give a fresh understanding of the period from the current research.