The Seven Years War in Europe

Author: Franz A.J. Szabo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317886969
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: History

In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war. Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the military skill and tenacity of the King of Prussia, often styled Frederick “the Great”. Instead he argues that Prussia did not win, but merely survived the Seven Years War and did so despite and not because of the actions and decisions of its king. With balanced attention to all the major participants and to all conflict zones on the European continent, the book describes the strategies and tactics of the military leaders on all sides, analyzes the major battles of the war and illuminates the diplomatic, political and financial aspects of the conflict.

The Global Seven Years War 1754 1763

Author: Daniel Baugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317895466
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: History

The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain. Winston Churchill called it “the first World War”. Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war ranged from Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh to Minorca in the Mediterranean, from Bengal to Quèbec. By its end British power in North America and India had been consolidated and the foundations of Empire laid, yet at the time both sides saw it primarily as a struggle for security, power and influence within Europe. In this eagerly awaited study, Daniel Baugh, the world’s leading authority on eighteenth century maritime history looks at the war as it unfolded from the failure of Anglo-French negotiations over the Ohio territories in 1784 through the official declaration of war in 1756 to the treaty of Paris which formally ended hostilities between England and France in 1763. At each stage he examines the processes of decision-making on each side for what they can show us about the capabilities and efficiency of the two national governments and looks at what was involved not just in the military engagements themselves but in the complexities of sustaining campaigns so far from home. With its panoramic scope and use of telling detail this definitive account will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in military history or the history of eighteenth century Europe.

The Italian Wars 1494 1559

Author: Michael Edward Mallett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317899396
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: History

The Italian Wars of 1494-1559 had a major impact on the whole of Renaissance Europe. In this important text, Michael Mallett and Christine Shaw place the conflict within the political and economic context of the wars. Emphasising the gap between aims and strategies of the political masters and what their commanders and troops could actually accomplish on the ground, they analyse developments in military tactics and the tactical use of firearms and examine how Italians of all sectors of society reacted to the wars and the inevitable political and social change that they brought about. The history of Renaissance Italy is currently being radically rethought by historians. This book is a major contribution to this re-evaluation, and will be essential reading for all students of Renaissance and military history.

Events That Formed the Modern World From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror 5 volumes

Author: Frank W. Thackeray
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598849028
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: History

This comprehensive five-volume set contains readable essays that describe and interpret the most important global events since the European Renaissance, some accompanied by related document excerpts and primary source materials. • Entries covering 62 major events that changed the world • Contributions from dozens of well-respected scholars from a variety of disciplines • An extensive timeline accompanies each volume • Appendices for subjects such as States Achieving Independence since 1945 and Ruling Houses and Dynasties • An annotated bibliography of many recent works on each subject event

Events that Changed the World in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Frank W. Thackeray
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313290776
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: History

Offers a description and interpretive essay for ten major events during the eighteenth century, including Peter the Great's reform of Russia, the first British empire, and the French Revolution

The French Language and British Literature 1756 1830

Author: Marcus Tomalin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317031307
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

From the 1750s to the 1830s, numerous British intellectuals, novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, translators, educationalists, politicians, businessmen, travel writers, and philosophers brooded about the merits and demerits of the French language. The decades under consideration encompass a particularly tumultuous period in Anglo-French relations that witnessed the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the American War of Independence (1775-1783), the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792-1802 and 1803-1815, respectively), the Bourbon Restoration (1814-1830), and the July Revolution (1830) - not to mention the gradual expansion of the British Empire, and the complex cultural shifts that led from Neoclassicism to Romanticism. In this book, Marcus Tomalin reassesses the ways in which writers such as Tobias Smollett, Maria Edgeworth, William Wordsworth, John Keats, William Cobbett, and William Hazlitt acquired and deployed French. This intricate topic is examined from a range of critical perspectives, which draw upon recent research into European Romanticism, linguistic historiography, comparative literature, social and cultural history, education theory, and translation studies. This interdisciplinary approach helps to illuminate the deep ambivalences that characterised British appraisals of the French language in the literature of the Romantic period.

Modern Perspectives

Author: John Herbert Trueman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038941063
Release Date: 1979
Genre: History


Author: Στιβεν Πρεσσφιλντ
Publisher:
ISBN: 9601600612
Release Date: 2002
Genre: American literature


Since 1500 Chapters 15 30

Author: Richard W. Bulliet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 0618471162
Release Date: 2005-05
Genre: Science

The Earth and Its Peoples Brief Edition is a compact presentation of world history with a comparative approach and a global, balanced perspective. The themes of "Environment and Technology" and "Diversity and Dominance" unite the regions of the world. The Earth and Its Peoples Brief Edition offers a high level of scholarship with a supportive, student-friendly format.

Amphibious Warfare 1000 1700

Author: Mark Charles Fissel
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9004132449
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

This anthology explains how Europeans used amphibious warfare to exert military and economic power in the Mediterranean, North and Baltic Seas, and the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and the adjacent coasts; and how war, commerce and the growth of the European State system sustained one another.