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Enlightened Absolutism, 1760-90: A Documentary Sourcebook Hardcover – 1 Nov 1985

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  • Hardcover: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Avero Publications Ltd (Nov. 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907977111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907977117
  • Package Dimensions: 22.8 x 15 x 2.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,056,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a collection of documents relating to the prominent rulers of the 18th century including Frederick the Great, Catherine II, Joseph II and Gustavus II. It covers the ideology of Enlightened Absolutism, the "well-ordered state", humanitarianism and law reform, religion and toleration, education, culture and enlightenment, international relations - war, peace, power politics and the first partition of Poland, Enlightened Absolutism, revolution and reaction as well as portraits of the rulers themselves. Documents relevant to these topics are included, many of them translated from foreign texts for the first time. Two optional maps are available.

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