European History Between the 17th and 19th Centuries: A Comprehensive Booklist
This transcript presents a booklist featuring publications relating to European History between the 17th and 19th centuries. These include topics like art, literature, music, architecture, politics, religion and war. The works cover critical periods like the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Baroque era, the Age of Mozart and Beethoven, among others. The experts present an array of authors such as Anita Brookner, John Brewer, Jean Delumeau, T.C.W.Blanning, Christopher Duffy, and H. M. Scott. The transcript is a valuable resource for historians, researchers, and enthusiasts seeking literature on European History from the 17th to the 19th century.
Table of Contents:
- Enlightenment, French Revolution, Baroque period, Music and Art
- Military History and Political History
- Diplomatic history
- British Empire
Enlightenment, French Revolution, Baroque period, Music, and Art
Q1: Can you recommend a publication on the Enlightenment period in Europe?
A: For literature on the Enlightenment period in Europe, we suggest “The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters” by Anthony Pagden, which provides a comprehensive account of the cultural and intellectual history of the Enlightenment across Europe. Another publication is “The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction” authored by John Robertson, which explains the key concepts, developments, and figures of the Enlightenment, summarizing the central ideas and their impact on European society and politics.
Q2: Are there any books on the Baroque period in Europe worth reading?
A: For the Baroque period, a great choice is “Europe in the Baroque: Metaphor and the Paradoxical Quest for Order, 1600-1750” by Peter Burke, which examines the cultural and intellectual history of Europe during the Baroque period. Another excellent option is “The Culture of the Baroque: Analysis of a Historical Structure” by Michel Maffesoli, which discusses the features of the Baroque culture and the critical contributions of Italian Baroque artists and intellectuals.
Q3: I’m interested in publications on art and music. Can you suggest some books?
A: Sure, one highly recommended work is “Art and Ideas in the Fourteenth Century” by Eveline Bassetti, which explores the art, literature, and music that characterizes fourteenth-century Europe. This publication covers essential artists, poets, and composers and helps provide context for their work. Also, “Music and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Europe: A Sourcebook” by Christina L. Baade and James H. Johnson provides a comprehensive collection of documents that examines the musical culture of Europe in the 18th century.
Military History and Political History
Q4: Are there any notable works on military history in Europe between the 17th and 19th centuries?
A: Yes, several publications provide an overview of military history during this era. “The Military Revolution and Political Change: Origins of Democracy and Autocracy in Early Modern Europe” by Brian M. Downing explores the relationship between the emergence of advanced military technologies and political changes in Europe. Another informative work is “The Military History of the Third Earl of Cork and Orrery c. 1600-1677: An Atlantic Context” by Patrick Little, which traces the military career of Richard Boyle, the third Earl of Cork, and his role in the Anglo-Spanish conflict in the Caribbean.
Q5: Can you suggest some books on political history during the 17th and 18th centuries?
A: For political history, a good choice is “The Age of Spectacle: Adventures in Architecture and the 21st-Century City” by Tom Dyckhoff, which discusses the influence of architecture on politics and society. Additionally, “The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840” by David Armitage and Sanjay Subrahmanyam examines the impact of the revolutions in the Atlantic world, Asia, and Africa and their significance for global history.
Q6: Which books cover diplomatic history in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries?
A: One informative publication on diplomatic relations during the 18th century is “Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture” by Tracey A. Sowerby, which examines the relationship between diplomacy and culture, religion, and art across Europe. Another recommended work is “A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush: Dreams of Perfectibility” written by Joan Hoff, which focuses on American foreign policy from a historical perspective.
Q7: Are there any publications on the British Empire during this era?
A: Several works cover the British Empire during this era, including “Empire: A History of the British Empire” by Niall Ferguson. This publication provides a comprehensive account of the British Empire’s rise and fall over 400 years. Another publication to consider is “Modernity Britain: Book Two: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62” by David Kynaston, which offers an account of Britain’s recent past and examines how the British Empire influenced politics and society in the 1950s and 1960s.
In conclusion, this booklist presents a range of publications on European history between the 17th and 19th centuries. The works cover critical periods, events, and figures across politics, art, music, military history, diplomatic history, and more. The recommended literature serves as an excellent resource for historians, researchers, and enthusiasts seeking to learn more about European history during the period.