Each book in this series is designed to make available to students important new work on key historical problems and periods that they encounter. Each volume, devoted to a central topic or theme, contains specially comisssioned essays from scholars in the relevant field. These provide an assessment of a particular aspect, pointing out areas of development and controversy and indicating where conclusions can be drawn or where further work is necessary, while an editorial introduction reviews the problem or period as a whole. In this text the contributors assess reform and reformers in late 18th century Europe, covering such topics as Catherine the Great, the Danish reformers, the Habsburg Monarchy and events in Spain and Italy.
'...Dr Scott is to be congratulated on assembling a remarkable team, and his volume will be indispensable reading for anyone wishing to understand how 18th-century Europe was governed.' - William Doyle, Times Higher Educational Supplement
The problem of enlightened absolutism, H.M.Scott; social forces and enlightened policies, Derek Beales; the Italian reformers, M.S.Anderson; Pombal - the paradox of enlightenment and despotism, Kenneth Maxwell; Charles III of Spain, Charles C.Noel; reform in the Habsburg monarchy, H.M.Scott; Maria Theresa and Hungary, R.J.W.Evans; Joseph II and nationality in the Habsburg lands, R.J.W.Evans; the smaller German states, Charles Ingrao; the Danish reformers, Thomas Munck; Frederick the Great and enlightened absolutism, T.C.W.Blanning; Catherine the Great, Isabel de Madariaga.
Series: Women in Society
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 5th March 1990
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1