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The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture : Old Regime Europe 1660-1789

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Published in paperback in 2003, Oxford University Press.

In this fascinating account of Old Regime Europe, T. C. W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the centre to the margins by the emergence of a new kind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's most important cultural institutions developed in this space: the periodical, the newspaper, the novel, the lending library, the coffee house, the voluntary association, the journalist, and the critic. It was here that public opinion staked its claim to be the ultimate arbiter of culture and politics. For the established order this new force was to prove both a challenge and an opportunity and the author's comparative study of power and culture shows how regimes sought to keep their balance as the ground moved beneath their feet. In the process he explains, among other things, why Britain won the 'Second Hundred Years War' against France, how Prussia rose to become the dominant power in German-speaking Europe, and why the French monarchy collapsed.

Blanning, is a British historian and academic. He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and retired Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. His scholarly work focuses on the history of Continental Europe from the 17th century to the beginning of the First World War.

This book is in very good condition. There are some margin and text markings in pencil.

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Author(s):
T C W Blanning
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15.5 cm
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199265615
ISBN-13:
9780199265619
Number of pages:
480
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture

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Published in paperback in 2003, Oxford University Press.

In this fascinating account of Old Regime Europe, T. C. W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the centre to the margins by the emergence of a new kind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's most important cultural institutions developed in this space: the periodical, the newspaper, the novel, the lending library, the coffee house, the voluntary association, the journalist, and the critic. It was here that public opinion staked its claim to be the ultimate arbiter of culture and politics. For the established order this new force was to prove both a challenge and an opportunity and the author's comparative study of power and culture shows how regimes sought to keep their balance as the ground moved beneath their feet. In the process he explains, among other things, why Britain won the 'Second Hundred Years War' against France, how Prussia rose to become the dominant power in German-speaking Europe, and why the French monarchy collapsed.

Blanning, is a British historian and academic. He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and retired Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. His scholarly work focuses on the history of Continental Europe from the 17th century to the beginning of the First World War.

This book is in very good condition. There are some margin and text markings in pencil.

Author(s):
T C W Blanning
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15.5 cm
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199265615
ISBN-13:
9780199265619
Number of pages:
480
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture

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