By Hamish Scott, Brendan Simms

This quantity seeks to get in the back of the skin of political occasions and to spot the forces which formed politics and tradition from 1680 to 1840 in Germany, France and nice Britain. The members, all major experts within the box, discover severely how 'culture', outlined within the widest feel, was once exploited through the 'long eighteenth century' to buttress authority in all its types and the way politics infused tradition. person essays discover themes starting from the army tradition of imperative Europe in the course of the political tradition of Germany, France and nice Britain, track, court docket intrigue and diplomatic perform, spiritual clash and political principles, the function of the Enlightenment, to the very new dispensations which prevailed in the course of and after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic watershed. The e-book may be crucial studying for all students of eighteenth-century eu background.

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