A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World
A concise and lively survey that introduces students to the people, ideas, and conflicts in European history from the Thirty Years' War to the Napoleonic Era. The authors draw on new work in gender studies, environmental history, anthropology and cultural history to illustrate the animating force of the period: the assumption that the world could be made amenable to human reason, though precisely how that was to be done remained highly contested. The nature of those contests--in politics, culture, and society--is traced throughout the book. The work includes discussions of developments in science, art, and literature. A chronology of people and events concludes each chapter and there is a glossary of key terms at the end of the book.
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Introduction Sad Stories of the Death of Kings
The European World in 1600
A Society of Localities
The Mental Universe
Politics or Religion? The Thirty Years War
Who Should Rule in England?
Public Sphere and Private Lives
Enlightenment Reason Nature and Progress
Enlightenment in National Context
A Consumer Society
The Reform of France
Turns of Fortunes Wheel France 17891795
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