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Kings and philosophers, 1689-1789

Author: Leonard Krieger
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1970.
Series: Norton history of modern Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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The one hundred years that preceded the French Revolution witnessed the rise of kings to unmatched power and influence in European affairs. These years also encompassed the birth, maturation and waning of the Enlightenment. The author shows how the monarchical tradition and the new intellectual developments were reflected in the latter half of the period during the rule of "philosopher kings", the enlightened  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Krieger, Leonard.
Kings and philosophers, 1689-1789.
1982]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Krieger
ISBN: 0393099059 9780393099058 0393054152 9780393054156
OCLC Number: 108723
Description: xii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: The kings, 1689-1748. The nature of kingship ; The kings at war, 1688-1721 ; The kings at home : the old powers, 1689-1748 ; The kings at home : the ascending powers, 1714-1748 --
The philosophers, 1687-1789. The social context ; The worldly philosophers, 1687-1776 ; The unworldly philosophers, 1770-1789 --
The philosopher kings. Enlightened absolutism ; The enlightened absolutists abroad ; The enlightened absolutists at home ; The end of an era : the social movement in the West, 1763-1789.
Series Title: Norton history of modern Europe.
Responsibility: Leonard Krieger.

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