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Europe of the Ancien Régime 1715 - 1783 (Fontana History of Europe)

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No age in European history presents a more striking range of contrasts than that which precedes the French Revolution. Often described as the Age of Reason, in recognition of such men as Kant, Hume, Diderot and Voltaire, it was also, as Mr. Ogg points out, an age of sentiment and irrational conservatism. In war and politics it witnessed the rise of the British Empire and ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published 1977 by Fontana (first published January 1st 1965)
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