A History of Modern Germany, Volume 2: 1648-1840

By: Hajo Holborn

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Book Details: 558 pages, paperback, Princeton University Press



558 pages, paperback, Princeton University Press


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This second volume of a three-volume reassessment of the last five centuries of German history covers the two centuries from the crucial aftermath of the Thirty Years' War to the eve of the revolution of 1848-49. Dealing with the growth of absolutism, the author traces the founding of the Hapsburg empire and the rise of Bradenburg-Prussia, culminating in the conflict between Maria Theresa and Frederick the Great. Professor Holborn explores the impact of the French Revolution on Germany, its part in the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, and the subsequent reorganization of the German states. In his section on the Congress of Vienna, he shows the struggle between the conservatism of Metternich and the incipient liberal and national movement. Students of German history will appreciate the attention given religious, intellectual, and social developments, colorfully presented in chapters on Baroque civilization and the age of Kant, Goethe, and Beethoven.

Title: A History of Modern Germany, Volume 2: 1648-1840

Author: Hajo Holborn

Categories: Germany,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 0691007969

ISBN Number 13: 9780691007960

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 558 pages, paperback, Princeton University Press

Seller ID: 007969