The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780  book cover
3rd Edition

The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780

ISBN 9780415301558
Published May 30, 2003 by Routledge
672 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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