The Making of Modern Europe, 1648–1780

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Routledge, Dec 16, 2003 - History - 672 pages

This reissue of a classic textbook has been revised and updated with a new introduction by the author. Geoffrey Treasure provides a thoroughly comprehensive account of the European experience at a time when so much of what is today identified as 'modern' began to take shape.

Discussing key issues of the period, The Making of Modern Europe, 1647–1980 examines:

  • the evolution of the developing society
  • detailed studies of the people, their environment, attitudes and beliefs
  • economic aspects
  • the growth of the states
  • politics, war and diplomacy
  • religion, intellectualism and science.

This work provides an excellent grounding for the study of seventeenth and eighteenth-century European history.

 

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Contents

1 THE EUROPEAN WORLD
1
2 EARLY CAPITALISM
51
3 GOD AND MAN
74
4 ADVENTURES OF MIND AND IMAGINATION
102
5 QUESTIONS OF AUTHORITY
142
6 DIPLOMACY AND WAR
161
7 LOUIS XIVs FRANCE
193
8 LOUIS XV
250
11 THE RISE OF PRUSSIA
360
12 HOLLAND
390
13 SCANDINAVIA
416
14 POLAND
444
15 RUSSIA
463
16 RUSSIA AFTER PETER
488
17 THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
506
INDEX
523

9 SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
280
10 GERMAN EMPIRE AUSTRIAN STATE
316

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Roger Ellis is the author of the last volume in the Who's Who in British History series and an editor of Winston Churchill's "History of the English Speaking Peoples,"Geoffrey Treasure is a contributor to the "Encyclopedia Britannica "on Europe and the Enlightenment, the "New Dictionary of National Biography, "and the general editor of the eight-volume Who's Who in British History series. Lord Butler served Wilson and Heath as Private Secretary, and Thatcher, Major, and Blair as Cabinet Secretary.

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