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The Cambridge Modern History - cover

The Cambridge Modern History

J.B. Bury, R. Nisbet Bain, Mandell Creighton, Adolphus William Ward, Lord Acton, G. W. Prothero

Publisher: RMB

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The Cambridge Modern History is a comprehensive modern history of the world, beginning with the 15th century Age of Discovery. 
The first series was planned by Lord Acton and edited by him with Stanley Leathes, Adolphus Ward and George Prothero. 

The Cambridge Modern History Collection features all five original volumes:

Volume I: The Renaissance
Volume II: The Reformation, the End of the Middle Ages
Volume III The Wars of Religion
Volume IV: The 30 Years' War
Volume V: The Age of Louis XIV

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