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Europe in the 18th Century (History of Civilization)

Europe in the th Century History of Civilization A social history of Europe in all its aspects during the period between the death of Louis XIV and the Industrial Revolution in England and the social and political revolution in France written by a

  • Title: Europe in the 18th Century (History of Civilization)
  • Author: George Rudé
  • ISBN: 9781842120927
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • A social history of Europe in all its aspects during the period between the death of Louis XIV and the Industrial Revolution in England and the social and political revolution in France, written by a celebrated Marxist historian.

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    1. I was put off by the "Marxist historian" label placed on Rude, only to be happily surprised that he avoided the heavy-booted marching through history of other Marxist historians. Europe in the 18th Century is an excellent comparison of countries in a large variety of areas--classes, industry, cities, bureaucracy, etc. He shows a remarkable diversity in Europe. "Aristocracy and the Bourgeois Challenge"--his subtitle--doesn't really express the breadth of the book. At the end, when he comes to "Wh [...]

    2. Very interesting. The world today is very much a consequence of the 18th century. The book was a bit dry at times. Also, it often referred to works of art or literature, or certain influential people without explaining who or what they were, which can be a bit confusing if you're not already familiar with them.

    3. The worst textbook I was assigned in college. It starts out (if I recall correctly), "It is a truism that the seventeenth century was a time of rapid social and political change." It doesn't improve from there. If this was ever sold outside of a mandatory course syllabus, I'll be shocked.

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