Europe, 1648-1815: From the Old Regime to the Age of Revolution / Edition 1

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Overview

In 1648, Europe was reeling from the destabilizing effects of religious conflict, economic change, and social upheaval. The issues that divided the Church in the late Middle Ages had forced Europeans to choose sides in a bitter and bloody Catholic/Protestant conflict. A powerful capitalist movement had broken down old social ties, leading to the near disappearance of serfdom in Western Europe and to the formation of a larger merchant class in the cities. The discoveries of the Scientific Revolution had begun to corrode old certainties about the universe, just as the exploration of the New World was revealing the existence of peoples, cultures, and even continents that would have been unimaginable to previous generations. In the face of such chaos, which led many to fear that society was heading towards an utter breakdown, the European elite engaged in a desperate effort to restore order. Between 1648 and 1750, peoples and governments throughout Europe sought to contain the shift toward anarchy through the reinforcement of religious orthodoxies, the strengthening of national states, and the stiffening of social hierarchies. But by the later eighteenth century, the success of this effort led paradoxically to new institutional and intellectual demands for change. The search for order had given way to a quest for progress. A new movement known as "the Enlightenment" was transforming the old order, and revolution was about to become a Western tradition.
Europe, 1648-1815 is a concise narrative of this fascinating epoch in European history. Framing the events of the period in terms of two successive movements—the search for order and the pursuit of reform—this book surveys the political, economic, social, and cultural events of the period, from the rise of absolutism to the campaigns of Napoleon, from the creation of European empires in the Americas to the controversies of the Enlightenment. With numerous selections from primary sources, a detailed and updated bibliography, a chronology of the period, and numerous illustrations, Europe, 1648-1815 is indispensable for courses on Early Modern Europe. It can be used as a stand-alone textbook or in conjunction with supplementary readings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195154467
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 788,213
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Yale University

University of Arkansas-Little Rock

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Table of Contents

1. The Problem of Divine-Right Monarchy
Bourbon France
Stuart England
Century of Genius/Century of Everyman
Summary
2. The Old Regimes
The Economic "Revolutions"
The Established Powers
The Newcomers
War and Diplomacy, 1713-1763
Summary
3. The Enlightenment
The Settings
The Core Ideas
The Program
Enlightened Absolutism
Russia, 1725-1825
George III and American Independence
Challenges to the Enlightenment
Summary
4. The French Revolution and Napoleon
The French Revolution
The Dissolution of the Monarchy
The First Republic
Napoleon and France
Napoleon and Europe
Summary
Chronology
Suggested Readings

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