A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe

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Peter H. Wilson
Wiley, Jul 21, 2008 - 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. It considers not just major western European states, but also the often neglected countries of eastern and northern Europe.

Placing Europe within an international context, contributors investigate key areas of society, economics, culture, and political development. The book concludes with the French and other European revolutions that brought the century to a close, both chronologically and as regards the Ancien Regime.

This innovative text looks at both established and emerging areas of interest in the field, making "A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe" an essential guide for students and scholars.

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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


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Peter H. Wilson is Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. His books include From Reich to Revolution: German History 1558-1806 (2004); Absolutism in Central Europe (2000) and The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 (1999).

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