The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780: 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780

3rd Edition

By Geoffrey Treasure


672 pages

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This reissue of a classic textbook has been revised and updated with a new introduction by the author. Geoffrey Treasure provides a thoroughly comprehensive account of the European experience at a time when so much of what is today identified as 'modern' began to take shape.

Discussing key issues of the period, The Making of Modern Europe, 1647–1980 examines:

  • the evolution of the developing society
  • detailed studies of the people, their environment, attitudes and beliefs
  • economic aspects
  • the growth of the states
  • politics, war and diplomacy
  • religion, intellectualism and science.

This work provides an excellent grounding for the study of seventeenth and eighteenth-century European history.


'Clearly written, well-structured and substantial.' - The History Teacher

Table of Contents

1. The European World 2. Early Capitalism 3. God and Man 4. Adventures of Mind and Imagination 5. Questions of Authority 6. Diplomacy and War 7. Louis XIV's France 8. Louis XV 9. Spain and Portugal 10. German Empire, Austrian State 11. The Rise of Prussia 12. Holland 13. Scandinavia 14. Poland 15. Russia 16. Russia after Peter 17. The Ottoman Empire

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Western
HISTORY / Modern / General