Enlightenment and Reform in 18th-Century Europe
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Enlightenment and Reform in 18th-Century Europe by Derek Beales
Book DescriptionThe 18th century was a unique period of global and fundamental change. Britain conquered India and much of America, the American Revolution produced the USA, and Russia expanded vastly. In the field of ideas the Scientific Revolution was consolidated and followed by the Enlightenment. Nationalism flourished, populations surged, and the Commercial and Industrial Revolutions with Western technology eclipsed the East. Few centuries have inspired such a galaxy of historians, and their groundbreaking work has been drawn upon by Derek Beales in his collection of articles and special lectures. He covers the whole European kaleidoscope, but focuses especially on Joseph II and the Hapburg monarchy, asserting that Enlightened Despotism was the emodiment of the century's revolution in ideas, politics, government and administration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860649509
(216mm x 134mm x 26mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derek Beales
Joseph II: Volume 2, Against the World, 1780-1790, Paperback (September 2013)
This book is the second and final volume of Derek Beales's magisterial biography of the emperor Joseph II.
Joseph II: Volume 1, In the Shadow of Maria Theresa, 1741-1780, Paperback (May 2008)
This volume describes the claustrophobic atmosphere, in which Joseph was trained to rule, and his attempts after 1765 as co-regent with his formidable mother.
History Society Church, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Derek Beales
Essays by distinguished historians in honour of the just-retired Regius Professor of Modern History.
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Author Biography - Derek Beales
Derek Beales is Fellow and Emeritus Professor at Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge.
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