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The Eighteenth Century

The Eighteenth Century

Europe 1688-1815

  • Author: T. C. W. Blanning
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198731207
  • Category: History
  • Page: 301
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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 reading for 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 in 1800 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.

The Sixteenth Century

The Sixteenth Century

  • Author: Euan K. Cameron
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198731884
  • Category: History
  • Page: 276
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This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history, and subject traditional explanations of all these areas to revision in light of the most modern scholarship. - ;The sixteenth century witnessed some of the most abrupt and traumatic transformations ever seen in European society and culture. Populatio.

Roman Europe

Roman Europe

1000 BC - AD 400

  • Author: Edward Bispham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019926600X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 377
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This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400, including chapters on Iron Age Europe, Roman society, warfare and the army, economy and trade, religions, and the cultural implications of Roman conquest, as well as narrative chapters on war and politics.

The Eighteenth Century

The Eighteenth Century

1688-1815

  • Author: Paul Langford
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0198731310
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
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This collection takes a thematic approach to eighteenth-century history, covering such topics as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and changes, social and demographic structure and growth, and culture. It presents a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth.

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

  • Author: Charles W. Ingrao
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107268699
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This is a revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles W. Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities: geography and linguistic diversity made this inevitable, but by 1789 it had laid the groundwork for a single polity capable of transcending its uniquely diverse cultural and historic heritage. Charles W. Ingrao unravels the web of social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during the period, and presents this complex story in a manner that is both authoritative and accessible to non-specialists. This edition includes a revised text and bibliographies, new genealogical tables, and an epilogue which looks forward to the impact of the Habsburg monarchy on twentieth-century events.

The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914

The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914

  • Author: Roy Bridge,Roger Bullen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317867912
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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This book illuminates, in the form of a clear, well-paced and student-friendly analytical narrative, the functioning of the European states system in its heyday, the crucial century between the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 and the outbreak of the First World War just one hundred years later. In this substantially revised and expanded version of the text, the author has included the results of the latest research, a body of additional information and a number of carefully designed maps that will make the subject even more accessible to readers.

England in the nineteenth century, 1815-1914

England in the nineteenth century, 1815-1914

  • Author: David Thomson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 254
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Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Paul Langford
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192853998
  • Category: History
  • Page: 116
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Part of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, this book spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform.

Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688-1783

Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688-1783

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137163461
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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Jeremy Black sets the politics of eighteenth century Britain into the fascinating context of social, economic, cultural, religious and scientific developments. The second edition of this successful text by a leading authority in the field has now been updated and expanded to incorporate the latest research and scholarship.

17th Century

17th Century

  • Author: Joseph Bergin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198731689
  • Category: History
  • Page: 265
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The work succeeds in providing insights into what, as Bergin suggests in his introduction, has been a difficult century to classify./ Andrew Spicer, History Vol 87 No 288In this book the seventeenth century, heavy with significance for the future of Europe, is fully explored by Professor Bergin and six major authors as they address, in turn, economy, society, politics, war and international relations, science, thought and culture ('The Age of Curiosity'), and Europe in the wider world. In a set of chapters covering and contrasting the European experience across the full century and the full continent, the reader is offered a rich, lively, and provocative introduction to the period, and students a superbly authoritative context for more detailed work.

The Central Middle Ages

The Central Middle Ages

Europe 950-1320

  • Author: Daniel Power
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199253110
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series traces the history of Europe in the central middle ages (c.950-1320), an age of far-reaching change for the continent. Seven expert contributors consider the history of this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious and intellectual history. - ;The period from the late tenth to the early fourteenth centuries was one of the most dynamic in European history. Latin Christendom found a new confidence which has left its mark upon the landscape in the form of the great cathedrals and castles, w.

The Nineteenth Century

The Nineteenth Century

The British Isles, 1815-1901

  • Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198731434
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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This new eleven-volume series will span the history of the British Isles from the Roman Era to the present. Each volume consists of essays by leading historians who focus on key issues for the period--including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture. The chapters are at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. They are written for the non-specialist but include new and important findings, making them equally valuable for academics across a range of disciplines. The Nineteenth Century is the inaugural volume in the series and covers the peak of Britain's world power. The book sets out to describe the force and complexity of that experience, and to cover, in an interdisciplinary way, the political, economic, and cultural history of the British Isles between 1815 and 1901. It looks at the Victorian economy, as well as Victorian public life, as a cultural and political narrative. It includes chapters on women and domesticity; the interplay of religion, intellect, and science; art; architecture and the city; and the literature, theater, and music of the time. The book provides a vivid portrait of this crucial moment in British history and is ideal for both the student of modern history and the general reader.

The French Revolution

The French Revolution

  • Author: J. F. Bosher
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393959970
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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A reassessment of the French Revolution argues that the angry masses were in fact a socially mixed and transient group and that revolution was not an inevitable expression of French political and economic dissatisfactions.

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

  • Author: Merry E. Wiesner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107031060
  • Category: History
  • Page: 563
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"The title of this book, and perhaps also of the course for which you are reading it, is Early Modern Europe. The dates in the title inform you about the chronological span covered (1450-1789), but they do not explain the designation "early modern." Thatterm was developed by historians seeking to refine an intellectual model first devised during this very period, when scholars divided European history into three parts: ancient (to the end of the Roman Empire in the west in the fifth century), medieval (from the fifth century to the fifteenth), and modern (from the fifteenth century to their own time). In this model, the break between the Middle Ages and the modern era was marked by the first voyage of Columbus (1492) and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation (1517), though some scholars, especially those who focused on Italy, set the break somewhat earlier with the Italian Renaissance. This three-part periodization became extremely influential, and as the modern era grew longer and longer, historians began to divide it into "early modern" - from the Renaissance or Columbus to the French Revolution in 1789 - and what we might call "truly modern" - from the French Revolution to whenever they happened to be writing"--

The Long Eighteenth Century

The Long Eighteenth Century

British Political and Social History 1688-1832

  • Author: Frank O'Gorman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472508939
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.

The Making of Modern Europe, 1648–1780

The Making of Modern Europe, 1648–1780

  • Author: Geoffrey Treasure
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134417659
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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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.

The British Isles Since 1945

The British Isles Since 1945

  • Author: Kathleen Burk
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199248384
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics, international relations, high, middle , and low culture, social and economic policies, the nature of civil society, and Ireland - and set out the fundamental nature and development of each. These are set within the wider context of the Cold War, and its impact both internationally and domestically; of the impact on politics, economics and foreign policy of the decline of the pound and the attempts to arrest this; and finally, of the growing impact of Europe.

A History of England in the Eighteenth Century

A History of England in the Eighteenth Century

  • Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

Volume II: Cultures and Power

  • Author: Hamish Scott
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191020001
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume II is devoted to 'Cultures and Power', opening with chapters on philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment. Subsequent sections examine 'Europe beyond Europe', with the transformation of contact with other continents during the first global age, and military and political developments, notably the expansion of state power.