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The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660-1789
In this fascinating new account of Old Regime Europe, T.C.W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the center to the margins by the emergence of a new kind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's most imp ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 9th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published February 14th 2002)
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Timothy Charles William Blanning Blanning, FBA is a retired Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. His work focuses on the history of Europe from the 17th century to the beginning of the First World War.More about Timothy C.W. Blanning...