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The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815.

Author: Hamish Scott
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Modern European state system.
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The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815 examines a key development in modern European history: the origins and emergence of a competitive state system. H.M. Scott demonstrates how the well-known and dramatic events of these decades - the emergence of Russia and Prussia; the three partitions of Poland; the continuing retreat of the Ottoman Empire; the unprecedented territorial expansion of Revolutionary and  Read more...
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Scott, Hamish.
Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hamish Scott
ISBN: 9781317893547 1317893549
OCLC Number: 884647758
Description: 1 online resource (450 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; The initial impact of the Revolution; List of maps; Publisher's acknowledgements; Author's acknowledgements; Dates, distances and place names; Introduction: Europe's emerging Great Power System; 1 The European states in 1740; France; Spain; Britain; The Dutch Republic; Austria; Russia; Poland; The Scandinavian states; The Ottoman Empire; The States-System in 1740; 2 The War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748; The Anglo-Spanish War of 1739-1748; Prussia's seizure of Silesia, 1740-1742. Austria's recovery, 1742-1744A widening conflict, 1744-1748; The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748; 3 The Diplomatic Revolution and the origins of the Seven Years War, 1748-1756; The unofficial Anglo-French War in America, 1748-1755; The origins of the diplomatic revolution, 1748-1756; The origins of the continental Seven Years War; 4 The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; Prussia's struggle for survival; The Anglo-Bourbon War; 5 The eighteenth-century international system; A system of Great Powers; The diplomatic network; The nature of diplomacy; The rise of foreign offices. The nature of international rivalry6 The transformation of the European System, 1763-1775; The Great Powers after the Seven Years War; Russia, Prussia and the 'Northern System', 1764-1768; The Russo-Ottoman War and the first partition of Poland, 1768-1775; 7 Russian dominance in Eastern Europe, 1775-1795; Austrian attempts to acquire Bavaria, 1777-1785; Russian expansion in the Balkans, 1774-1792; The destruction of Poland, 1772-1795; 8 The Anglo-Bourbon struggle overseas and in Europe, 1763-1788; Anglo-French relations after the Seven Years War, 1763 -1774. Britain, the Bourbon powers and American independence, 1775-1783British recovery and French eclipse, 1783-1788; 9 Europe and the French Revolution, 1789-1797; The origins of the War of 1792; The War of the First Coalition, 1793-1797; The French Revolution and European diplomacy; 10 France's expansion in Europe, 1797-1807; Britain's struggle with Revolutionary France; The origins of the Second Coalition, 1797-1798; The War of the Second Coalition, 1798-1802; Napoleon and the European States-System; The renewal of the Anglo-French War and the formation of the Third Coalition, 1802-1805. The destruction of the Third Coalition, 1805-1807Tilsit and the Franco-Russian rapprochement; 11 Napoleonic Europe, 1807-1815; The Grand Empire; Challenges to the Napoleonic Empire, 1808-1812; The defeat of Napoleon, 1812-1815; The Vienna settlement, 1814-1815; Conclusion: The eighteenth-century origins of the nineteenth-century Great Power System; Chronology of principal events; Bibliographical essay; Index.
Series Title: Modern European state system.

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The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815 examines a key development in modern European history: the origins and emergence of a competitive state system. H.M. Scott demonstrates how the well-known and dramatic events of these decades - the emergence of Russia and Prussia; the three partitions of Poland; the continuing retreat of the Ottoman Empire; the unprecedented territorial expansion of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, halted by the final defeat of Napoleon - were part of a wider process that created the modern great power system, dominated by Europe's five leading s.

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