A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815 / Edition 1

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A concise survey that introduces readers to the people, ideas, and conflicts in European history from the Thirty Years' War to the Napoleonic Era. The authors draw on gender studies, environmental history, anthropology and cultural history to frame the essential argument of the work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765603289
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 903,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Ch. 1 Introduction: Sad Stories of the Death of Kings 1
Pt. I ca. 1600-1660 7
Ch. 2 The European World in 1600 9
Ch. 3 A Society of Localities 30
Ch. 4 The Mental Universe 52
Ch. 5 Politics or Religion? The Thirty Years' War 73
Ch. 6 Who Should Rule in England? 96
Pt. II ca. 1660-1720 121
Ch. 7 Louis XIV and Absolute Monarchy 123
Ch. 8 The Arts in the Age of the Baroque 146
Ch. 9 Trade, War, and Monarchy in the Seventeenth Century 167
Ch. 10 Europe Overseas 189
Ch. 11 The Pursuit of Truth 209
Pt. III ca. 1730-1790 227
Ch. 12 Public Sphere and Private Lives 229
Ch. 13 Enlightenment: Reason, Nature, and Progress 250
Ch. 14 Enlightenment in National Context 269
Ch. 15 Enlightened Absolution 287
Ch. 16 A Consumer Society 305
Pt. IV ca. 1790-1815 329
Ch. 17 The Reform of France 331
Ch. 18 Turns of Fortune's Wheel: France, 1789-1795 352
Ch. 19 Napoleon and the Export of the French Revolution 378
Glossary 403
Notes 409
Index 423
About the Authors 451
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