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Table of ContentsPreface.- Abbreviations.- Introduction.- Life and Death.- Agriculture.- Industry.- Transport and Trade.- Society.- Towns.- Faith and the Churches.- Enlightenment and Science.- Culture and the Arts.- Authority, the State and Administration.- Political Worlds.- Politics.- Continental Comparisons and Links.- The Rise of a World Power.- Conclusions.- Selected Further Reading.- Chronology.- Index.
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