COMPETITION FOR EMPIRE 1740-1763 by Walter L. Dorn


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An additional volume in the survey, The Rise of Modern Europe, this time covering the years in which the competitive state system of Europe began to function, and in which were laid the constitutional structures of the principle countries of Europe. Chronological approach and division of history into national histories is abandoned in an effort to focus attention upon larger forces common to the whole of European civilization. Two great wars, fought not only in Europe but in America and India belong in this period, and are handled not as narrative of incidents, but as closely linked with the dynamics of the 18th century state. Dorn handles very successfully the Age of Reason, the relationship of the Enlightenment to other forces operative at the time. College market primarily.

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 1939
Publisher: Harper