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Eighteenth-Century Europe (Palgrave History of Europe)
by Jeremy Black
A new edition of this highly successful and influential work includes two entirely new chapters on Europe and the Outer World, and on the Revolutionary Crisis, as well as extensive revisions throughout. The book offers a wide-ranging thematic account that explores social, cultural, and economic topics, and also gives a clear analysis of historical events....more
Paperback, 620 pages
Published November 13th 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 28th 1990)
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It was once suggested that the years between 1700 and 1800 should be known as ‘Frederick’s Century’. Whilst the life and reign of Frederick II of Prussia – correspondent of Voltaire, patron of enlightenment, dirigiste moderniser – does encapsulate some of the ideas and tensions which were important in Europe in the period, ultimately even such a large life as this is too small. There is no easy shorthand for the eighteenth century. This is why it is strength of Jeremy Black’s book Eighteenth Cen ...more