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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815 - Timothy C.W. Blanning
The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815
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"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... show more
"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 and 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140166675 (014016667X)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 736
Edition language: English
Series: Penguin History of Europe (#6)
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4.0 The Pursuit of Glory by Tim Blanning
This is a thorough, engaging and informative history: it takes on a lot (more than 150 years of history in a whole slew of countries, in 677 pages), and does an excellent job with it, offering interesting detail, analysis and quotations by contemporary observers.Interestingly, the book is organized ...
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