By (author) Anthony F. Upton
Normal Price: $59.99
Your Price: $53.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Europe 1600-1789 by Anthony F. Upton
Book DescriptionThis new history of a formative period of Europe's past provides both a concise review of the main developments and an interpretation that hinges on the gradual erosion of the ancien regime, 'the world we have lost', and the generation of forces destined to transform it into the world we live in. One result of these processes was a growing differential in mentality and life experience between the labouring masses of peasants and labourers, who still lived in traditional ways in isolated self-sustaining rural communities in 1789, and the world of the ruling elites, whose mental horizons were changing significantly, and who remained traditional mainly in their desire to retain the hierarchical structures of society, which secured their exclusive control. In 1600 both elites and commoners shared a common Christian culture, but the Reformation, by creating a state of religious pluralism, struck at the foundations of order in society. The response of the elites, after a failed attempt to reimpose religious uniformity through war, had been a slow development of the centralized, bureaucratic, and military state, and adoption of the rationalist ideas of the Enlightenment.But the experiences of the 'enlightened despots' at implementing rational reform, while retaining the traditional structures of authority and privilege intact, showed that the ancien regime was incapable of modernising itself. It took the violence of the French Revolution to do that.
Buy Europe 1600-1789 book by Anthony F. Upton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780340663387
(234mm x 155mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Europe 1600-1789 book by Anthony F. Upton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Anthony F. Upton
Anthony Upton is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.