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Enlightenment and Reform in 18th-Century Europe : International Library of Historical Studies - Derek Beales

Enlightenment and Reform in 18th-Century Europe

International Library of Historical Studies

By: Derek Beales, Hamish Scott (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 24th March 2005
ISBN: 9781860649509
Number Of Pages: 256

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The eighteenth 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 of the seventeenth century 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 especially Joseph II and the Habsburg monarchy, and sees Enlightened Despotism as the embodiment of the century's revolution in ideas, policies, government and administration.

Introduction
The European Context
Social Forces and Enlightened Policies
Philosophic Kingship and Enlightened Despotism
Christians and 'philosophies': the case of the Austrian Enlightenment
Mozart and the Habsburgs
Seeking the Real Joseph II
The False Joseph II
Joseph II's Reveries
Love and the Empire: Maria Theresa and Her Co-Regents
Joseph II, Religion and Reform
Maria Theresa, Joseph II and the Suppression of the Jesuits
The Origins of the Pope's Visit to Joseph II in 1782
Joseph II and the Monasteries of Austria and Hungary
Joseph II and his Time
Was Joseph II an Enlightened Despot?
Joseph II and Josephism
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ISBN: 9781860649509
ISBN-10: 1860649505
Series: International Library of Historical Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th March 2005
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.4  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1