The European Nobility, 1400-1800

The European Nobility, 1400-1800

by Jonathan Dewald
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052142528X

ISBN-13: 9780521425285

Pub. Date: 05/16/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the first comprehensive history of the European nobility between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. Designed to introduce students and nonspecialists to the subject, it explains all the principal themes in an authoritative and accessible manner. Challenging the conventional point of view, Professor Dewald maintains that the nobles of Europe

Overview

This book is the first comprehensive history of the European nobility between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. Designed to introduce students and nonspecialists to the subject, it explains all the principal themes in an authoritative and accessible manner. Challenging the conventional point of view, Professor Dewald maintains that the nobles of Europe adapted effectively to the profound changes that marked society and culture at this time. He also argues that the nobility throughout Europe faced the same challenges and reacted to them in similar ways, despite their varying numbers and privileges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521425285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/16/1996
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
942,335
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: the European nobilities as an historical problem; 1. Nature and numbers; 2. Wealth, privilege and the encounter with change; 3. Nobles and politics; 4. Lives and cultures; Conclusion: toward a new society: the French Revolution and beyond; Suggestions for further reading.

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