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early modern

  1. Describing a period of primarily European history between the Middle Ages and the modern period; the time between c. 1500–1800.
    • 2008, Mark Konnert, Early Modern Europe: The Age of Religious War, 1559-1715, University of Toronto Press (→ISBN), page 59:
      One of the most important economic changes in early modern Europe is what historians have called the Price Revolution. That is, between 1500 and 1600, most prices doubled in real terms, although there was enormous regional variation in the commodities that were sold.

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