EUR 1648-1815 from the Old Reg

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Europe, 1648-1815 is a concise narrative of an exciting age in the history of Europe. It surveys the political, economic, social, and cultural events of the period, from the rise of absolutism to the campaigns of Napoleon, and from the creation of a European empire in the Americas to the controversies of the Enlightenment. Although informed by recent works on social history and political culture, the book has a strong political backbone, making it a text that can either stand alone or be supplemented by more ...
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Overview


Europe, 1648-1815 is a concise narrative of an exciting age in the history of Europe. It surveys the political, economic, social, and cultural events of the period, from the rise of absolutism to the campaigns of Napoleon, and from the creation of a European empire in the Americas to the controversies of the Enlightenment. Although informed by recent works on social history and political culture, the book has a strong political backbone, making it a text that can either stand alone or be supplemented by more specialized reading. It contains numerous illustrations, selections from primary sources, and a detailed, updated bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195154450
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Yale University

University of Arkansas-Little Rock

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Table of Contents

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Preface: The Value of History
Introduction: Europe, 1648-1815
1 The Problem of Divine-Right Monarchy 1
Bourbon France 2
Stuart England 17
Century of Genius/Century of Everyman 36
2 The Old Regimes 56
The Economic "Revolutions" 57
The Established Powers 69
The Newcomers 77
War and Diplomacy, 1713-1763 85
3 The Enlightenment 98
The Settings 99
The Core Ideas 102
The Program 104
Enlightened Absolutism 109
Russia, 1725-1825 120
George III and American Independence 125
Challenges to the Enlightenment 129
4 The French Revolution and Napoleon 138
The French Revolution 140
The Dissolution of the Monarchy 147
The First Republic 156
Napoleon and France 166
Napoleon and Europe 172
Conclusion 181
Chronology 185
Suggested Readings 188
Index 203
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