Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire by Anthony Page

Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire

byAnthony Page

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Eighteenth-century Britons were frequently anxious about the threat of invasion, military weakness, possible financial collapse and potential revolution. Anthony Page argues that between 1744 and 1815, Britain fought a 'Seventy Years War' with France. This invaluable study:
- argues for a new periodization of eighteenth-century British history, and explains the politics and course of Anglo-French war
- explores Britain's 'fiscal-naval' state and its role in the expansion of empire and industrial revolution
- highlights links between war, Enlightenment and the evolution of modern British culture and politics.

Synthesizing recent research on political, military, economic, social and cultural history, Page demonstrates how Anglo-French war influenced the revolutionary era and helped to shape the first age of global imperialism.

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Anthony Page is Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
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Title:Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution and EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.53 × 5.42 × 0.6 inPublished:December 26, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577709

ISBN - 13:9780230577701

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements
Maps
Introduction
1. The Seventy Years War
2. Fiscal-Naval State
3. Britain's Armed Forces
4. Enlightenment and Evangelicalism
5. War and Politics
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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"Lively, well-informed, up-to-date with recently published research, accessible to undergraduates, and mercifully jargon free." – Grayson Ditchfield, University of Kent, UK   "A tremendously important book." – James Sack, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA   "A lovely read, flows extremely clearly, and synthesises a massive volume of recent literature as well as making a very cogent argument." - Emma Macleod, University of Stirling, UK