Medieval and Modern Times; An Introduction to the History of Western Europe from the Dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Opening of the Great War of 1914

Medieval and Modern Times; An Introduction to the History of Western Europe from the Dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Opening of the Great War of 1914

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the ways in which nations may come to an understanding with one another through their ambassadors without recourse to arms. Louis XIV outlived his son and his grandson and left a sadly demoralized kingdom to his five-year-old great-grandson, Louis XV (1715-1774). The national treasury was depleted, the people were reduced in numbers and were in a miserable state, and the army, once the finest in Europe, was in no condition to gain further victories. QUESTIONS Section 76. What did Richelieu accomplish in strengthening the French monarchy? What were Louis XIV's ideas of kingship? Why did the French view the "divine right of kings" differently from the English? Contrast Louis XIV with James I. Section 77. Describe the palace of Versailles. What were the chief reforms of Colbert? Mention some of the great writers of Louis XIV's time. How did the government aid scholarship and science? Section 78. What led Louis XIV to attack his neighbors? What are the " natural" boundaries of France? What country did Louis first attack? What additions did he make to French territory? Section 79. What was the policy of Louis XIV toward the Huguenots? Who were Louis XIV's chief enemies? Section 80. What were the causes of the War of the Spanish Succession? What were the chief changes provided for in the Treaty of Utrecht? CHAPTER XIX RISE OF RUSSIA AND PRUSSIA; AUSTRIA Beginnings Of Russia M. We have had little occasion hitherto, in dealing with the history of western Europe, to speak of the Slavic peoples, to whom the Russians, Poles, Bohemians, and many other nations of eastern Europe belong. Together they form the most numerous race in Europe, but, as has been well said, " they occupy a greater place on the map than in...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768191
  • 9781236768193