A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe

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Peter H. Wilson
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2009 - History - 616 pages
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This Companion contains 31 essays by leading international scholars to provide an overview of the key debates on eighteenth-century Europe.

  • Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, and political changes that took place throughout eighteenth-century Europe
  • Focuses on Europe while placing it within its international context
  • Considers not just major western European states, but also the often neglected countries of eastern and northern Europe
 

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A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe (Blackwell Companions to European History)

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In 31 engaging essays, Wilson (From Reich to Revolution) and 29 international scholars offer a vivid portrait of 18th-century Europe, including many previously under-recognized northern and eastern ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
People Production and Consumption
9
Cultures
123
State and Society
225
International Connections
369
Politics and the State
433
Bibliography
512
Index
556
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Peter H. Wilson is Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. His books include Europe’s Tragedy. A History of the Thirty Years War (2009), From Reich to Revolution: German History 1558-1806 (2004); and Absolutism in Central Europe (2000).

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