Useful and interesting books about the Emergence of Modern Europe

A Listmania! list by Cherie (Sydney, NSW, AU)
The list author says: "The Emergence of Modern Europe was my favourite subject at university. I still read about it and have a number of books that I still consult because they are such a pleasure to read."
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History)
1.  Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History) by Keith Thomas
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  "A fascinating review of the strange things people believed in 16th & 17th century England. Fine example of history from the people's point of view."
$14.21
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Reformation Europe: Age of Reform and Revolution
2.  Reformation Europe: Age of Reform and Revolution by De Lamar Jensen
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  "A straightforward narrative of the period, with relevant plates. Non-judgmental and a good introduction to the subject."
$145.39   Used & New from: $0.11
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Reformation Europe: 1517-1559
3.  Reformation Europe: 1517-1559 by G. R. Elton
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  "A text to swear by, Geoffrey Elton was leading scholar of the period. A must for those interested more in the byzantine politics of the era and the social mores less so."
$49.29   Used & New from: $4.82
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Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
4.  Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance by J. R. Hale
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  "Hale was a scholar of the Italian Renaissance. This is a book to treasure for its analysis, pictures and maps.
A pleasure for everybody, not just the specialist."
$26.86   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics)
5.  The Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics) by C. V. Wedgwood
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  "A sprawling and epic narrative of how Germany was set upon by the rest of Europe, afraid of Hapsburg intentions. A great read."
$14.45   Used & New from: $7.96
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The Struggle for Stability in Early Modern Europe
6.  The Struggle for Stability in Early Modern Europe by Theodore K. Rabb
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  "An interpretation of 17thc. crisis theory offering extra reading and exhaustive notes and explanations."
$38.66   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition
7.  The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition by Norman Cohn
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  "This deals with the Anabaptists who were persecuted by Luther and Charles V, but were indicative of a push for social change."
$23.52   Used & New from: $1.49
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The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin History)
8.  The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin History) by Christopher Hill
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  "Deals with the underground revolution before the fall of Oliver Cromwell in a way that makes history come alive."
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Imperial Spain: 1469-1716
9.  Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 by John Huxtable Elliott
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  "Brilliant study of the rise of Spain as a great power and its equally sudden decline. Meant for the general reader."
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The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century
10.  The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century by Geoffrey Parker
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  "A collection of essays about the title, all excellent for a good understanding of the period."
$36.31   Used & New from: $14.32
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