Early Modern PeriodFurther information: Early Modern literature, Early Modern history of Germany, and Early New High German
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... As a result, divorce was relatively uncommon in the pre-modern West, particularly in the medieval and early modern period, and husbands in the Roman, later medieval and early modern period ... Most influential in the pre-modern West was Roman law, except in the English-speaking world where English common law emerged in the High Middle Ages ... law influenced wives' property rights as a result wives' property rights in the pre-modern West varied widely from region to region ...
... the best example of a composite monarchy in the early modern period ... Religious warfare proliferated in the early modern period (especially in the 16th and 17th centuries) ... freedom was largely alien to the rest of Europe during the early modern period ...
... The administration of the French state in the early modern period went through a long evolution, as a truly administrative apparatus—relying on old nobility ... The title "principal ministre de l'état" was however only given six times in this period and Louis XIV himself refused to choose a "prime minister" after the death of Mazarin ... and sénéchaussées in the Middle Ages, but this declined in the early modern period, and by the end of the 18th century, the bailliages served only a judicial function ...
... In modern history, the end of the early period falls in the late eighteenth century, as an Age of Revolutions dawns, beginning with those in North America and France ... The end of the early modern period is usually also associated with the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the mid eighteenth century ...
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