© 1999

Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Authors


  • Revised new edition including two new chapters on Europe and the Wider World and the crisis of the French Revolution
    Covers the whole of Europe with a thematic approach
    Particularly focused on cultural, religious and social aspects of the period

Part of the History of Europe book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jeremy Black
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jeremy Black
    Pages 26-63
  4. Jeremy Black
    Pages 64-101
  5. Jeremy Black
    Pages 102-163
  6. Jeremy Black
    Pages 164-199
  7. Jeremy Black
    Pages 200-245
  8. Jeremy Black
    Pages 246-262
  9. Jeremy Black
    Pages 263-305
  10. Jeremy Black
    Pages 306-322
  11. Jeremy Black
    Pages 323-352
  12. Jeremy Black
    Pages 353-377
  13. Jeremy Black
    Pages 378-408
  14. Jeremy Black
    Pages 409-468
  15. Jeremy Black
    Pages 469-506
  16. Jeremy Black
    Pages 507-534
  17. Jeremy Black
    Pages 535-537
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 538-594

About this book


This new edition of this highly successful and influential work includes two entirely new chapters - on Europe and the wider world and on the Revolutionary crisis - and is extensively revised throughout. It offers a wide-ranging thematic account of the century, that explores social, cultural and economic topics, as well as giving a clear analysis of the political events. Filled with fascinating detail and unusual examples, this absorbing history of eighteenth-century Europe will bring the period alive to students and teachers alike.


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About the authors

JEREMY BLACK is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. A member of the Councils of the Royal Historical Society and the British Records Association, he is the author of a number of books, including War and the World, 1450 - 2000 and Maps and History.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Eighteenth-Century Europe
  • Authors Jeremy Black
  • Series Title History of Europe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-77336-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-77335-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27768-1
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 458
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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