The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780


This reissue of a classic textbook has been revised and updated with a new introduction by the author. Geoffrey Treasure provides a thoroughly comprehensive account of the European experience at a time when so much of what is today identified as 'modern' began to take shape.Bringing this period to life for students of early modern European history, Treasure focuses on the central theme of state growth, from the disorderly aftermath of the Thirty Years War to the beginning of the decade that was to prove the last of the 'ancient regime'.Discussing key issues of the period, The Making of Modern Europe examines:* the evolution of the developing society* detailed studies of the people, their environment, attitudes and beliefs* economic aspects* the growth of the states* politics, war and diplomacy* religion, intellectualism and science.This work provides an excellent grounding for the study of seventeenth and eighteenth-century European history.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2003