The Eighteenth Century
ISBN13: 9780198731207ISBN10: 0198731205 Paperback, 320 pages
Jul 2000, In Stock
Retail Price to Students:$52.95 (04)
320 pages; 6 maps; ISBN13: 978-0-19-873120-7ISBN10: 0-19-873120-5
DescriptionThe eighteenth century was a time of expansion, forming the hinge between the old world and the new for, by its end, change was not only detectable, it was also seen to be irreversible.
These specially commissioned chapters, written by experts in the field, address all the major issues in Europe's political, economic, religious, cultural, and international history.
- One of the first two volumes launching the major new Short Oxford History of Europe series which will become a core seller on History lists
- Series editor is Professor TCW Blanning, Professor of Modern European History, Cambridge
- The contributors (who include dynamic younger figures as well as grandees) are all top names in the field and together make up an enterprising and formidable volume
- Not a narrative history, but a series of analytical surveys of society, politics, economics, culture, etc., each by a leading scholar at the cutting edge of historiography
- Chapters linked together by a substantial introduction and conclusion, by internal cross-references, and by a detailed chronological table
- Coherent, concise, comprehensive, authoritative, provocative and challenging: a book which can't be overlooked