The rise of the great powers, 1648-1815

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Longman, 1983 - History - 378 pages

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"The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815" is the history of how the European State system that existed in the century before World War I, given that premise historians Derek McKay and H.M. Scott focus ... Read full review

Contents

The last stage of the FrancoSpanish War 16481659
6
Louis XIVs assumption of power and the War of Devolution
14
Louis XIVs preparations to attack the Dutch Republic
23
The peace of Nymegen 16781679
34
The rise of Britain 16881714
43
The peace of Ryswick 1697
50
The War of the Spanish Succession 170217131714
58
The emergence of Austria and Russia 16601721
67
A new pattern 17391763
159
Diplomacy and the European states system
201
Partition diplomacy in eastern Europe 17631795
215
AngloBourbon relations in Europe and overseas 17631790
253
Europe and the French Revolution 17891802
272
Napoleon and Europe 18021815
303
The destruction of the Third Coalition 18051807
311
The great powers in 1815
339

The Great Northern War 17001721
77
British diplomatic ascendancy and the entente 17141731
94
The recovery of France 17311739
138
Bibliography
345
Index
370
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