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Politics and War

European Conflict from Philip II to Hitler, Enlarged Edition

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674002722

Publication Date: 05/19/2000


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface, 2000
  • Introduction
  • 1. The General Crisis of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    • The Nature of Early Modern Politics
    • The Spanish Imperial Experience
    • French Politics from the Wars of Religion to the Death of Mazarin
    • The Thirty Years’ War
    • The English Civil War in European Perspective
    • The Failure of the State
  • 2. The Age of Louis XIV
    • The Coming of a New Era
    • The France of Louis XIV
    • The Maritime Powers and the Hapsburg States
    • Smaller States during the Reign of Louis XlV
    • The Political Achievement of the Late Seventeenth Century
  • 3. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era
    • The Enlightenment and European International Politics
    • Sources and Consequences of the Wars of the French Revolution
    • The Napoleonic Era
    • Rationalism and History
  • 4. The Era of the Two World Wars
    • European Politics in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
    • European Imperialism and Economic Prosperity, 1880–1914
    • The Impact of Nationalism and the Outbreak of the First World War
    • The First World War
    • The Failure of Reconstruction, 1919–1933
    • Hitler and the Second World War
    • Extermination and Transfer: The Nationalities Question and the Second World War
    • The Origins of Totalitarianism
  • Conclusion
  • Afterword, 2000
  • Index

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