The Pursuit of Glory
By (author) Tim Blanning
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Pursuit of Glory by Tim Blanning
Book Description"The Penguin History of Europe series ...is one of contemporary publishing's great projects". (New Statesman). The Pursuit of Glory brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in European history - from the battered, introvert continent after the Thirty Years War to the dynamic one that experienced the French Revolution and the wars of Napoleon. Tim Blanning depicts the lives of ordinary people and the dominant personalities of the age (Louis XIV, Frederick the Great, Napoleon), and explores an era of almost unprecedented change, growth and cultural, political and technological ferment that shaped the societies and economies of entire countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140166675
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim Blanning
Romantic Revolution, Paperback (October 2011)
A compelling and persuasive account of how the Romantic Movement permanently changed the way we see things and express ourselves.
Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Tim Blanning
This volume brings together two of the most popular, innovative, and controversial fields of historical study: cultural history, and the history of nationalism. Eleven lively chapters discuss the public sphere, music, the visual arts, political culture, literature, the role of the state, and national languages of Europe.
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Author Biography - Tim Blanning
Tim Blanning is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. His other books include The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture and The Rise and Fall of the French Revolution.
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