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A Political And Social History Of Modern Europe V 1

Auhtor: Carlton H Hayes

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... except England, was marked in the seventeenth century by a continued growth of monarchical power. The kings were busily engaged in strengthening ...
... Louis and William III, with a view to maintaining the balance of power and preventing either France or Austria from unduly increasing its power. ...
... their pulpits a royal declaration permitting the sinful practices of dancing on the green or shooting at the butts (targets) on the Sabbath. [Footnote: ...
... promising navy and a more prosperous trade than the French, and were therefore able to gain control of the seas and to bear the expense of war. ...
... extensions of British power. One was the occupation of the Straits Settlements which gave Great Britain control of the Malay peninsula and ...
... of an invaluable agent, Count Kaunitz, the greatest diplomat of the age. Kaunitz held out to France, as the price for the abandonment of the Prussian ...
... scholarly work Kazimierz Waliszewski, Peter the Great, an admirable study trans. from the French by Lady Mary Loyd (1900), and, by the same author, ...
... Smith was quite in harmony with the philosophic spirit, with its natural rights, natural religion, and natural laws. He was a professor of moral ...
... XVI could not bear to deprive his pretty, irresponsible Marie Antoinette and her charming friends,-gallant nobles of France,-of their pleasures. Their ...
... while using the forms of liberty and pretending to represent the country, was in reality using its power for the promotion of its own narrow class ...
... downfall of Robespierre to disavow any attachment to the extreme radicals. He had acquired some popularity by his skillful expulsion of the British ...
... brother Joseph governed the kingdom of Naples. His brother Louis and his stepdaughter Hortense were king and queen of Holland. His sister Elise ...
... in the person of Ferdinand VII to the throne of Spain, and the return of Pope Pius VII, amid the enthusiastic shouts of the Romans, to the ancient ...
... to-day, unthinkable. Now it so happened, as we shall see in the following chapter, that the commerce of the middle ages stimulated the growth ...
... ] Except for the wealthy Italian city-states and a few other cities which traced their history back to Roman times, most European towns, it ...
... had enslaved some Africans before 1500. But the need for cheap labor in the mines and on the sugar and tobacco plantations of the New World gave the ...
... of Scotland in favor of her infant son, James VI, who was reared a Protestant and subsequently became King James I of England, and she then (1568) ...
... upon the economic causes need not belittle the strictly religious factor in the movement. The success of the revolt was due to the fact that many kings, ...
... the only serious obstacle which appeared to be left in the way of royal absolutism was the privileged independence of the Catholic Church. [Sidenote: ...
... the Bible, both printed in 1454, are the earliest monuments of the new art. Slowly evolved, the marvelous art, once thoroughly developed, spread ...