The Eighteenth Century: Europe 1688-1815

Paperback | October 25, 2000

EditorT. C. W. Blanning

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The complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor: Professor T.C.W. Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues including society, economy, religion, politics,and culture head-on in chapters that will be at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. Each book is specifically designed with the non-specialist reader in mind; but the authority of the contributors and the vigour of the interpretations will make them necessary and challenging readingfor fellow academics across a range of disciplines. The word which best summarizes the wonderful variety of human experience in the eighteenth century is `expansion'. The size of armies, literacy rates, state intervention, the acreage of overseas empires, productivity or just the number of Europeans on the planet were all significantly higher in1800 than in 1700. It is the century which forms the hinge between the old world and the new for, by its end, change was not only detectable, it was also seen to be irreversible. In this book, six experts analyse concisely and incisively the major developments in politics, society, the economy,religion and culture, warfare and international relations, and in Europe's relations with the world overseas.

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The complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor: Professor T.C.W. Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues including society, economy, religion, politics,and culture head-on in chapters that will be a...

T.C.W. Blanning is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 25, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198731205

ISBN - 13:9780198731207

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List of ContributorsT.C.W. Blanning: Introduction: The Beneficiaries and Casualties of Expansion,Julian Swann: Politics and the State in Eighteenth Century EuropeChristof Dipper: Orders and Classes: Eighteenth Century Society Under PressureSheilagh Ogilvie: The European Economy in the Eighteenth CenturyDerek Beales: Religion and CultureJohn Lynn: International Rivalry and WarfareP.J. Marshall: Europe and the Rest of the WorldT.C.W. Blanning: Conclusion: The French Revolution and BeyondFurther ReadingChronologyMapsIndex

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Important text for access to Europe on the eve of industrialization. Dr Tim Megarry, Senior Lecturuer in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Greenwich