The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815

The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815

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by Tim Blanning, David Cannadine
     
 

In 1648, Europe was essentially a medieval society. By 1815, it was the powerhouse of the modern world. In exuberant prose, Tim Blanning investigates 'the very hinge of European history' (The New York Times) between the end of the Thirty Y ears? War and the Battle of Waterloo that witnessed five of the modern world's great revolutions: scientific,

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In 1648, Europe was essentially a medieval society. By 1815, it was the powerhouse of the modern world. In exuberant prose, Tim Blanning investigates 'the very hinge of European history' (The New York Times) between the end of the Thirty Y ears? War and the Battle of Waterloo that witnessed five of the modern world's great revolutions: scientific, industrial, American, French, and romantic. Blanning renders this vast subject digestible and absorbing by making fresh connections between the most mundane details of life and the major cultural, political, and technological transformations that birthed the modern age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143113898
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Series:
Penguin History of Europe Ser.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
214,685
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Pursuit of Glory
List of Illustrations
Maps
1. Europe in the era of Louis XIV
2. Europe in the eighteenth century
3. Europe in 1809
4. Europe in 1815
5. The Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy in the eighteenth century
Preface
Introduction

Part One: Life and Death

1. Communications
2. People
3. Trade and Manufacturing
4. Agriculture and the Rural World

Part Two: Power

5. Rulers and Their Elites
6. Reform and Revolution

Part Three: Religion and Culture

7. Religion and the Churches
8. Court and Country
9. Palaces and Gardens
10. The Culture of Feeling and the Culture of Reason

Part Four: War and Peace

11. From the Peace of Westphalia to the Peace of Nystad
12. From the Peace of Nystad to the French Revolutionary Wars
13. The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon

Conclusion
Suggested Reading
Index

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