Enlightenment and Reform in 18th-Century Europe

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I.B.Tauris, 24.03.2005 - 326 Seiten
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.
 

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Philosophical Kingship and Enlightened Despotism
28
The Case of the Austrian
60
Mozart and the Habsburgs
90
The False Joseph II
117
Joseph IIs Reveries
157
Maria Theresa and
182
Maria Theresa Joseph II and the Suppression
207
Joseph II and the Monasteries of Austria
227
The Origins of the Popes Visit to Joseph II in 1782
256
Joseph II andjosephism
287
Select Bibliography of Works in English
309
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Derek Beales is Fellow and Emeritus Professor at Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge.

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