HIST 3367: Europe in the Age of Absolutism & Revolutions

Get started researching topics in the Age of Absolutism and Revolutions (1648-1815)

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Purpose

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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A Sampling of Books in the Main Collection

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Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

  • Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • Europe History 1648-1789
  • Europe History 1789-1815
  • Europe Economic conditions 18th century
  • Revolutions Europe History 18th century
  • Revolutions--History--18th century.
  • France History 1789-1815
  • France History Louis XIV, 1643-1715
  • France--Politics and government--17th century.
  • Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.
  • Napoleon--I--Emperor of the French--1769-1821.
  • Enlightenment Europe
  • Europe Intellectual life 17th century
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Science History 17th century
  • Science England History 17th century
  • Science France History 17th century

Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

D -- World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc. 

  • D1 - D2027 - History, General
    • D219 - D234 - 1453-1648
    • D242 - D283.5 - 1601-1715. 17th century
      • D251 - D271 - Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648
      • D274.5-6 - Anglo-French War, 1666-1667
      • D275 - D276 - War of Devolution, 1667-1668
      • D277 - D278.5 - Dutch War, 1672-1678
      • D279 - D280.5 - War of the Grand Alliance, 1688-1697
      • D281 - D283.5 - War of Spanish Succession, 1701-1714
      • D284 - D297 - 1715-1789. 18th century
    • D291 - D294 - War of Austrian Succession, 1740-1748
    • D297 - Seven Years’ War, 1756-1763
    • D299 - (D475) - 1789­
    • D301 - D309 -  Period of the French Revolution
    • D351 - D400 - 19th century. 1801-1914/1920 ​
  • DC - History of France, Andorra, and Monaco
    • DC120.8 - D130 - 1589-1715. Henri IV, Louis XIII, Louis XIV
    • DC131 - D138 - 1715-1789. 18th century. Louis XV, Louis XVI
    • DC139 - D249 - Revolutionary and Napoleonic period, 1789-1815
  • DD - History of Germany
    • DD190 - D199 - 1648-1815. 18th century. French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period
  • DG - History of Italy and Malta
    • DG538 - D583.8 - Modern, 1492­
    • DG539 - D545.8 - 16th-18th centuries -
    • DG546 - D549 - 1792-1815. Napoleonic period
    • DG548 - D549 - Kingdom of Italy
  • DK - History of Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics, and Poland
    • DK112.8 - D264.8 - House of Romanov, 1613-1917 
  • DP - History of Spain and Portugal
    • DP170 - D189 - 1516-1700. Habsburgs
    • DP192 - D200.8 - 1700-1808. Bourbons
    • DP201 - D232.6 - 1808-1886. 19th century
      • DP204 - D208 - 1808-1814. Napoleonic period
      • DP212 - D220 - 1814-1868. Bourbon restoration 

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