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Europe in the Eighteenth Century, 1713-1783 (General History of Europe)

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The first edition of this book was hailed by the journal History as 'much the best English textbook in the field', and the third, fully revised, edition is likely to keep it so. Professor Anderson surveys all aspects of European life in the eighteenth century. As before, most of the discussion is on a continent-wide basis; the British Isles are treated as an integral part ...more
Unknown Binding, 552 pages
Published June 28th 1987 by Longman (first published January 28th 1930)
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Marita
The first two chapters are the old tedious school, with many proper nouns and dates exposed almost as a list.
In the third chapter, we finally come to more appealing events of the Enlightenment. There is also an opportune and acute analysis to help understanding the dramatic transformations this century witnessed.
P.H.G. Haslam
Sep 18, 2015 P.H.G. Haslam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful look at this period, accomplished via thematic chapters. It's very easy to read and understand, while being written in a distinct mid-20th-century style.
I would say ideally one should have a very basic chronology of wars of the era; but this is perhaps more a personal preference of my own, as to weave the themes discussed into a framework.
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Matthew Smith Anderson, known as M.S. Anderson, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, 1972-85, was one of the most successful and influential historical textbook writers of his generation.

Thanks to his reading skill in Russian and several other languages, his treatment of Europe covered East as well as West, whereas previous books had often had (as he once mildly re
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