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Enlightenment and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Derek Beales

This volume brings together Beales's essays, articles and lectures on 18th century Europe and, in particular, his research on Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor 1765-1790 and ruler of the Austrian Monarchy 1780-1790, and his 'revolution from above'. The book covers an area as wide as Joseph's rule and reforming influence, from the Austrian Netherlands in the West to Galicia and Transylvania in the East, and explores his ideas, aims and achievements through topics ranging from enlightened despotism to Mozart, and from the suppression of the Jesuits to Maria Theresa.

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  • Publisher: IB Tauris
  • Year: 2005
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 326pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9781860649509
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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