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Cultures of power in Europe during the long eighteenth century /
edited by Hamish Scott and Brendan Simms.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007.
description
xv, 382 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521842271 (hbk.), 9780521842273 (hbk.)
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007.
isbn
0521842271 (hbk.)
9780521842273 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6169577
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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."
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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.
Main Description
This original 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.
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This original 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. The subjects covered include music and military institutions, court intrigue and diplomatic practice, religious conflict and political ideas.
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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. Leading specialists examine the social, religious, intellectual and political history of the long eighteenth century.
Description for Bookstore
This original 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. Leading specialists examine the social, religious, intellectual and political history of the long eighteenth century.
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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.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction: culture and power during the long eighteenth century
When culture meets power: the Prussian coronation of 1701
Military culture in the Reich, c.1680-1806
Diplomatic culture in Old Regime Europe
Early eighteenth-century Britain as a confessional state
'Ministers for Europe': British strategic culture 1714-1760
Confessional power and the power of confession: concealing and revealing the faith in Alpine Salzburg, 1730-34
The transformation of the Aufklärung: from the idea of power to the power of ideas
Culture and Burgerlichkeit in eighteenth-century Germany
The politics of language and the languages of politics: Latin and the Vernaculars in eighteenth-century Hungary
'Silence, respect obedience': political culture in Louis XV's France
Joseph II, petitions and the public sphere
The court nobility and the origins of the French Revolution
The French Revolution and the abolition of nobility
Political culture and foreign policy in later eighteenth-century France
Power and patronage in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte
Between Louis and Ludwig: from the culture of French power to the power of German culture, c.1789-1848
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