A Clash of Cultures

Traditionally, the Early Modern period covers the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries and we have kept to this tradition. The range includes podcasts, articles and publications by academics and specialists from across the UK and the world. Covered here are items on the small details of history as well as the big trends. The political ideas that helped to create the world of today from enlightenment, through Thomas Paine to revolution are addressed in this section, along with the economic and cultural impact they had. It is also a period in which we see the beginnings of what might be termed globalisation: is the trans-Atlantic slave trade, British, European, or World history? Actually it’s all of them; therefore we have a number of resources here that explore that dark history. Read more