This guide is intended to provide a starting point for researching topics related to Europe in the Age of Absolutism and Revolutions (1648-1815).
This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.
"More often known as despotism in the eighteenth century, absolutism was a form of strong individual rule... Its converse was either limited rule by a monarch confined by laws and consultative assemblies, or republicanism, which was confined to smaller powers."
A Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century World History (1994), pg. 1
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D -- World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.