Aspects of European History 1494-1789

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Routledge, Jun 20, 2005 - History - 314 pages
First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

1 Renaissance Humanism
1
2 The Background to the Reformation
8
3 Political Factors in the Spread of Lutheranism in Germany Between 1517 and 1555
14
4 The Spread and Significance of Calvinism
19
5 Calvinism and the Jesuits
24
6 The Counter Reformation
30
7 The Political Development of Spain 14741598
35
8 The Italian Wars and the HabsburgValois Struggle 14941559
41
21 France During the Administration of Cardinal Richelieu
121
22 France Under Louis XIV
128
23 French Foreign Policy in the Seventeenth Century
134
24 The Reforms of the Great Elector
141
25 The Growth of the Prussian Bureaucracy in the Eighteenth Century
145
26 Prussian Foreign Policy 17401786
151
27 The Reforms of Peter the Great
160
28 Russia Under Catherine the Great
168

9 The Foreign Policy of Philip II
46
10 The Development of the Ottoman Empire to 1566
53
11 The Beginnings of Ottoman Decline 15661699
59
12 European Population Growth 15001800
65
13 The Holy Roman Empire 14931618
71
14 Issues Involved in the Thirty Years War
78
15 The Effects of the Thirty Years War on Germany
85
16 The Significance of the Treaty of Westphalia
91
17 The Spanish and Portuguese Empires
97
18 The Impact of the Spanish Empire on Spains Economy in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries
104
19 Sweden as a Major Power 16111721
109
20 The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century
115
29 Russian Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century
173
30 Austria Under Maria Theresa
181
31 Austria Under Joseph II
187
32 The Age of Reason
194
A General Survey
200
34 France Under the Regency and Cardinal Fleury 17151743
207
35 France Under Louis XV and Louis XVI
211
36 French Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century
217
37 The Origins of the French Revolution
223
Notes
229
Bibliography
238
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