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The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815

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Publisher Comments:

Scott¿s serene command of an enormous array of facts and remarkable skill at integrating them into a smooth, readable, and convincing narrative and analysis make the work indispensable for mature scholars and students alike.

Paul W. Schroeder, Professor of History and Political Science (emeritus), University of Illinois

 

This happy marriage of lucid narrative and penetrating analysis has created a modern classic.

Tim Blanning, Professor of Modern European History, University of Cambridge

 

 

The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740¿1815 examines a key development in modern European history: the origins and emergence of a competitive state system.

 

H.M. Scott demonstrates how the well-known and dramatic events of these decades ¿ the emergence of Russia and Prussia; the three partitions of Poland; the continuing retreat of the Ottoman Empire; the unprecedented territorial expansion of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, halted by the final defeat of Napoleon ¿ were part of a wider process that created the modern great power system, dominated by Europe¿s five leading states.

 

Enhanced by maps and a chronology of principal events, this comprehensive and accessible textbook is fully up-to-date in its coverage of recent scholarship. Unlike many other treatments of this period, Scott extends his beyond the French Revolution of 1789 in order to demonstrate how events both before and after this great upheaval merged to produce the central political development in modern European history.

 

This book addresses the crucial phase in the emergence of the modern international system which, with the subsequent addition of the USA, Japan and Russia, has prevailed until the present day.

 

 

H.M. Scott is Professor of International History at the University of St Andrews. He is a leading authority on eighteenth century international relations. His previous books include The Emergence of the Eastern Powers 1756¿1775 (2001).

 

 

Book News Annotation:

Scott (international history, U. of St. Andrews) follows the ebb and flow of power as he analyzes policies and actions, the domestic logic behind foreign policies, and the complex machinations that eventually led to a secret article appointing a congress that in fact ran France after the defeat of Napoleon. He traces the patterns established by Russia's quest for dominance in Eastern Europe, the struggles between the English and the Bourbons both in America and Europe, the impact of the French Revolution and French expansion in Europe, and the aforesaid results of Napoleonic ambitions.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Outlining the long-running rivalries that shaped international relations into the mid-nineteenth century and beyond, this important new book provides an up-to-date survey of the decisive events and changes that gave birth to the European state system. Unusual in extending across the divide usually represented by French Revolution of 1789, the book demonstrates how events both before and after this great upheaval merged to produce the central political development in modern European history. For undergraduates studying Modern European history.

Synopsis:

A study of the key development in modern European history: the origins and emergence of a competitive great power system.

  • Incorporates extensive recent scholarship
  • Comprehensive geographical coverage - includes south-eastern, northern and eastern Europe
  • Will be bought by students studying courses in European history and International Relations
  • Contains lots of features to engage the reader, including a chronology of principal events, maps and a detailed bibliographic essay.

 

About the Author

Hamish Scott is a Professor of International History at the University of St Andrews.

He is recognised as the leading authority in the English-speaking world on later-eighteenth century international relations and is also the author of three previous studies of aspects of this subject, most recently of The emergence of the Eastern Powers 1756-1775 (Cambridge).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Dates, Distances and Place Names

List of Maps

Introduction: Europe's Emerging Great Power System

1. The European States in 1740

2. The War of Austrian Succession, 1740-1748

3. The Diplomatic Revolution and the Origins of the Seven Years War, 1748-1756

4. The Seven Years War 1756-1763

5. The Eighteenth Century International System

6. The Transformation of the European System, 1763-1775

7. Russian Dominance in Eastern Europe, 1775-1795

8. The Anglo-Bourbon Struggle Overseas and in Europe, 1763-1788

9. Europe and the French Revolution, 1789-1797

10. France's Expansion in Europe 1797-1807

11. Napoleonic Europe 1807-1815

Conclusion: The Eighteenth Century origins of the Nineteenth Century Great Power System

Chronology of Principal Events

Bibliographical Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780582217171
Author:
Scott, H. M.
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Scott, Hamish M.
Author:
Scott, Hamish
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Europe History 1789-1815.
Subject:
Europe History 1648-1789.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Modern European State System
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.24x6.14x1.02 in. 1.49 lbs.

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Product details 456 pages Longman Publishing Group - English 9780582217171 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Outlining the long-running rivalries that shaped international relations into the mid-nineteenth century and beyond, this important new book provides an up-to-date survey of the decisive events and changes that gave birth to the European state system. Unusual in extending across the divide usually represented by French Revolution of 1789, the book demonstrates how events both before and after this great upheaval merged to produce the central political development in modern European history. For undergraduates studying Modern European history.
"Synopsis" by , A study of the key development in modern European history: the origins and emergence of a competitive great power system.

  • Incorporates extensive recent scholarship
  • Comprehensive geographical coverage - includes south-eastern, northern and eastern Europe
  • Will be bought by students studying courses in European history and International Relations
  • Contains lots of features to engage the reader, including a chronology of principal events, maps and a detailed bibliographic essay.

 

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