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Cultures of Power in Europe during the Long Eighteenth Century

Cultures of Power in Europe during the Long Eighteenth Century

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James J. Sheehan, Christopher Clark, Peter H. Wilson, Hamish Scott, Andrew C. Thompson, Brendan Simms, James Van Horn Melton, Joachim Whaley, Maiken Umbach, R. J. W. Evans, Julian Swann, Derek Beales, Munro Price, William Doyle, Gary Savage, Mark Berry, Emma Winter
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  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521842273

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  • This volume seeks to get behind the surface of political events and to identify the forces which shaped politics and culture from 1680 to 1840 in Germany, France and Great Britain. The contributors, all leading specialists in the field, explore critically how 'culture', defined in the widest sense, was exploited during the 'long eighteenth century' to buttress authority in all its forms and how politics infused culture. Individual essays explore topics ranging from the military culture of Central Europe through the political culture of Germany, France and Great Britain, music, court intrigue and diplomatic practice, religious conflict and political ideas, the role of the Enlightenment, to the very new dispensations which prevailed during and after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic watershed. The book will be essential reading for all scholars of eighteenth-century European history.

    • A major contribution to the history of political culture during the long eighteenth century
    • By an outstanding team of contributors
    • Will be essential reading for all scholars of eighteenth-century European history
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    "Those interested in international issues, such as the role of confessional-ism or the importance of foreign policy, will find many of these contributions quite thought-provoking."
    -Marsha L. Frey, Kansas State University, The International History Review

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    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521842273
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.768kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction: culture and power during the long eighteenth century James J. Sheehan
    2. When culture meets power: the Prussian coronation of 1701 Christopher Clark
    3. Military culture in the Reich, c.1680–1806 Peter H. Wilson
    4. Diplomatic culture in Old Regime Europe Hamish Scott
    5. Early eighteenth-century Britain as a confessional state Andrew C. Thompson
    6. 'Ministers for Europe': British strategic culture 1714–1760 Brendan Simms
    7. Confessional power and the power of confession: concealing and revealing the faith in Alpine Salzburg, 1730–34 James Van Horn Melton
    8. The transformation of the Aufklärung: from the idea of power to the power of ideas Joachim Whaley
    9. Culture and Bürgerlichkeit in eighteenth-century Germany Maiken Umbach
    10. The politics of language and the languages of politics: Latin and the Vernaculars in eighteenth-century Hungary R.J.W. Evans
    11. 'Silence, respect obedience': political culture in Louis XV's France Julian Swann
    12. Joseph II, petitions and the public sphere Derek Beales
    13. The court nobility and the origins of the French Revolution Munro Price
    14. The French Revolution and the abolition of nobility William Doyle
    15. Political culture and foreign policy in later eighteenth-century France Gary Savage
    16. Power and patronage in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte Mark Berry
    17. Between Louis and Ludwig: from the culture of French power to the power of German culture, c.1789–1848 Emma Winter.

  • Editors

    Hamish Scott, University of St Andrews, Scotland

    Brendan Simms, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    James J. Sheehan, Christopher Clark, Peter H. Wilson, Hamish Scott, Andrew C. Thompson, Brendan Simms, James Van Horn Melton, Joachim Whaley, Maiken Umbach, R. J. W. Evans, Julian Swann, Derek Beales, Munro Price, William Doyle, Gary Savage, Mark Berry, Emma Winter

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