Europe in the Eighteenth Century 1713-1783
by M. S. Anderson
Longmans, Green and Co., 1967, illustrated with maps, hardcover, dustjacket
Near Fine Condition, minor rubbing to edges, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear
'It gives an analytical treatment on a continental and regional scale of the salient aspects of European life at that time: administrations, warfare, colonial expansion, economic affairs, political ideas and religion. Thus it is much more than a collection of chapters on separate countries. Another innovation is the chapter devoted to a discussion of the main types of source material and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Furthermore, Great Britain is treated as an integral part of Europe, and much more attention than has hitherto been usual is given to eastern Europe, particularly Russia.
Each chapter has a select and up-to-date bibliography and there is a short bibliography of general works covering the whole period. Footnotes have been used, some what sparingly, to give the sources of direct quotations or to discuss and give conflicting views on disputed points. The book includes an analytical table of contents, a list of the main political events of the period, five maps and a very small analytical index.'