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Europe Unfolding, 1648-1688 (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe)

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The revised edition of this classic text covers both the turbulence of war which raged throughout this period, and explores how, alongside such turbulence, it was possible for some countries to both flourish and produce spectacular advances in art, science and thinking.
Paperback, 321 pages
Published December 29th 2000 by Blackwell Publishers (first published January 1st 1969)
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In my opinion the best of the volumes in the Fontana history of Europe series simply because of the fairly equal coverage it provides to the Ottoman Empire and Muscovy as well as the western european countries that typically get the most pages in these types of books.

For Louis XIV and the courtly life of those who imitated Versailles, as well as a lot of background on daily life in late 17th century Europe this book has been surpassed by The Pursuit of Glory.
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