This Companion contains 31 essays by leading international scholars to provide an overview of the key debates on eighteenth-century Europe. Examines the social, intellectual, ecomic, cultural, and political changes that took place throughout eighteenth-century Europe Focuses on Europe while placing it within its international context Considers t just major western European states, but also the often neglected countries of eastern and rthern Europe
Peter H. Wilson is Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. His books include Europe s Tragedy. A History of the Thirty Years War (2009), From Reich to Revolution: German History 1558-1806 (2004); and Absolutism in Central Europe (2000).