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2 Early Modern Europe William J. Bouwsma istorians of earlier phases in the European past can de- scribe themselves quite naturally as ancient historians or medievalists; but there are no historians—in the same broad sense—of modern or early modern Europe, only specialists of various kinds. This, of course, says something about the subject of the present essay; scholarship in the history of early modern Europe is generally fragmented along national or topical lines, sometimes both. Yet it may be that the historiography of early modern Europe is somewhat less

Geoffrey Parker 4 Early Modern Europe In a provocative article entitled "The Gulf Crisis and the Rules of War," published recently in Military History Quarterly, Martin van Creveld highlighted numerous contrasts between the ancient and modern laws of war. On the one hand he noted a transformation in the jus ad helium (rules concerning the legitimacy of war), since the use offeree to alter national boundaries is now prohibited by the United Nations Charter, whereas formerly it was the commonest single cause of conflict. On the other van Creveld pointed to signifi