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The emergence of the great powers, 1685-1715

Author: John B Wolf
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1951] ©1951
Series: Rise of modern Europe.
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Wolf, John B. (John Baptiste), 1907-1996.
Emergence of the great powers, 1685-1715.
New York, Harper [1951]
(OCoLC)570274457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Wolf
OCLC Number: 183732
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xv, 336 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The instruments of high politics --
The world war of 1683-1699 --
The new balance of power --
The shift of power in western Europe --
The Hapsburg monarchy and middle Europe --
The reshaping of the east --
Economics and war --
The frontier of knowledge --
The culture of the elite --
Of God and man. The instruments of high politics. Dynastic policy and Realpolitik ; Diplomacy and diplomatic organization ; Armies and navies --
The world war of 1683-1699. The first stage, 1683-1684 ; The war in the east ; Generalization of the war ; Turin, Ryswick, and Carlowitz --
The new balance of power. The Great Northern War: first phase ; The war of the Spanish Succession: diplomatic background ; The campaigns in the west, 1701-1706 ; Charles XII: Poland, Saxony, Russia ; War and diplomacy, 1707-1712 ; The pacification of the west ; The end of Swedish hegemony ; Conclusion --
The shift of power in western Europe. The administrative monarchy in France ; England: the "glorious revolution" ; The Dutch republic and the Venetian oligarchy ; Spain in decline --
The Hapsburg monarchy and middle Europe. The rise of the Danubian monarchy ; The growth of Brandenburg-Prussia ; The collapse of the Swedish empire --
The reshaping of the east. The achievement of Peter the Great ; The Polish republic and the Ottoman empire --
Economics and war. The demands of war ; The financial crisis ; Commerce and war ; Business as usual? --
The frontiers of knowledge. The thirst for knowledge ; L'esprit geometrique ; The triumphs of science ; The new cosmos: Newton and Fontenelle ; The advance of natural history ; The impact of foreign cultures ; The history of man --
The culture of the elite. The Baroque style ; Origins of the Rococo ; Music of the High Baroque ; Mirrors for men --
Of God and man. The spiritual crisis ; L'esprit geometrique and the idea of God ; The state church and the continuing Reformation ; The secularization of political thought.
Series Title: Rise of modern Europe.
Responsibility: by John B. Wolf ; illustrated.

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