The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815

The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815
Published:
May 31st 2007 by Viking Adult
Goodreads Rating:
4.09
Pages:
736
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ISBN10:
0670063207
ISBN13:
9780670063208

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.