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Blanning, T. C. W.

Works: 90 works in 523 publications in 3 languages and 17,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
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Most widely held works by T. C. W Blanning
Frederick the Great : King of Prussia by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire. From early in his reign he was already a legendary figure - fascinating even to those who hated him
The triumph of music : the rise of composers, musicians and their art by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished historian chronicles the rise of music and musicians in the West from lowly balladeers to masters employed by fickle patrons, to the great composers of genius, to today's rock stars. How, he asks, did music progress from subordinate status to its present position of supremacy among the creative arts? Mozart was literally booted out of the service of the Archbishop of Salzburg "with a kick to my arse," as he expressed it. Yet, less than a hundred years later, Europe's most powerful ruler--Emperor William I of Germany--paid homage to Wagner by traveling to Bayreuth to attend the debut of The Ring. Today Bono, who was touted as the next president of the World Bank in 2006, travels the world, advising politicians--and they seem to listen. The path to fame and independence began when new instruments allowed musicians to showcase their creativity, and music publishing allowed masterworks to be performed widely in concert halls erected to accommodate growing public interest. No longer merely an instrument to celebrate the greater glory of a reigning sovereign or Supreme Being, music was, by the nineteenth century, to be worshipped in its own right. In the twentieth century, new technological, social, and spatial forces combined to make music ever more popular and ubiquitous. In a concluding chapter, Tim Blanning considers music in conjunction with nationalism, race, and sex. Although not always in step, music, society, and politics, he shows, march in the same direction
The culture of power and the power of culture : old regime Europe, 1660-1789 by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new account of Old Regime Europe, T. C. W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the centre to the margins by the emergence of a new kind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's most important cultural institutions developed in this space: the periodical, the newspaper, the novel, the lending library, the coffee house, the voluntary association, the journalist, and the critic. It was here that public opinion staked its claim to be the ultimate arbiter of culture and politics. For the established order this new force was to prove both a challenge and an opportunity and the author's comparative study of power and culture shows how regimes sought to keep their balance as the ground moved beneath their feet. In the process he explains, among other things, why Britain won the 'Second Hundred Years War' against France, how Prussia rose to become the dominant power in German-speaking Europe, and why the French monarchy collapsed."--BOOK JACKET
The French Revolution in Germany : occupation and resistance in the Rhineland, 1792-1802 by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and French and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the French revolutionary wars by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century : Europe 1789-1914( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nineteenth century, Europe changed more rapidly and more radically than during any prior period. These six specially commissioned chapters by historians offer the student and general reader a unique approach to understanding one of the most complex periods of modern history, addressing all the major issues in Europe's political, social, economic, cultural, international, and Imperial history
The eighteenth century : Europe 1688-1815( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word which best summarizes the wonderful variety of human experience in the eighteenth century is 'expansion'. The size of armies, literacy rates, state intervention, the acreage of overseas empires, productivity or just the number of Europeans on the planet were all significantly higher in 1800 than in 1700. It is the century which forms the hinge between the old world and the new for, by its end, change was not only detectable, it was also seen to be irreversible. In this book, six experts analyse concisely and incisively the major developments in politics, society, the economy, religion and culture, warfare and international relations, and in Europe's relations with the world overseas
Reform and revolution in Mainz, 1743-1803 by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic revolution : a history by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates the lesser-known Romantic revolution as a fundamental and far-reaching period while revealing the range of modern cultural axioms it inspired, from views about genius and sexuality to theories about dreams and the subconscious
The French Revolutionary Wars, 1787-1802 by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The military and political progress of the [French] revolutionary armies is narrated and analysed in this ... study, with special attention paid to the legacy of the old regime, the remarkable resilience displayed by the old regime powers, the reasons for the revolutionaries' success on land -- and the reasons for their failure at sea. The revolutionary wars brought France hegemony in Europe but at a terrible cost. Inside the country, the war brought the end of pluralism, the destruction of the monarchy, civil war and the terror, paving the way for military dictatorship and burdening the country with an enduring legacy of political instability. This interaction between events at the front and at home is discussed in full. Special attention is also paid to the devastation inflicted by the revolutionary armies as they rampaged across the continent, together with the nationalist resistance movements they provoked"--Page 4 of cover
The rise and fall of the French Revolution( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past twenty-five years, the historiography of the French Revolution has experienced a revolution of its own. This volume not only chronicles the rise and fall of the French Revolution but also introduces the reader to the different approaches being employed by the most eminent historians working in the field. The result is a collection that offers a compelling combination of information and opinion, narrative and interpretation. The volume includes seventeen pathbreaking articles which originally appeared in the Journal of Modern History. A substantial introduction by the editor discusses the evolution of the history of the period and how the individual contributors have shaped the debate
Joseph II and enlightened despotism by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution : class war or culture clash? by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few historical events have inspired so much controversy and debate as the French Revolution. The origins, nature and effects of the Revolution have been the themes of a voluminous literature, especially since the 1950s, and have aroused sharp disagreement among historians. This book discusses the present state of the controversy and provides detailed suggestions for further reading. Professor Blanning explains the different interpretations advanced by Marxist, revisionist and post-revisionist historians in order to provide students with access to the literature and to help them to form their own views
Joseph II by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable problems of creating a viable unitary state out of his multi-national empire in Central Europe. Professor Blanning's brilliant short study, based on extensive archival research, offers a history of the Habsburg monarchy in the eighteenth century, as well as a revaluation of the emperor's complex personality and his ill-fated reform programme
History and biography : essays in honour of Derek Beales( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For too long, too many historians have been too much concerned with impersonal forces, underlying structures and long-term developments. Now, 'people' are back. In a post-modern age it is easier to appreciate the decisive role played by individuals, as they ride their luck and seize their opportunity to bend the world to their will. As these essays by twelve eminent historians demonstrate, biography is too important to be left to the amateurs. Among the rich variety of strong characters analysed here are an Austrian emperor, a German kaiser, a Victorian prime minister, an Italian dictator, and an American president. Dedicated to a master-biographer, Derek Beales, the range and quality of this collection will stimulate, inform and entertain everyone interested in the history of the modern world
The romantic revolution by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three great revolutions rocked the world around 1800. The first two - the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution - have inspired the greatest volume of literature. But the third - the romantic revolution - was perhaps the most fundamental and far-reaching. From it derive virtually all the cultural axioms of the modern world: the stress on genius, originality and individual expression; the dominance of music; the obsession with sexuality, dreams and the subconscious; the public as patron; the worship of art and artists. Tim Blanning traces the evolution of romanticism from Rousseau's conversion-experience on the road to Vincennes in 1749. Contrary to received wisdom, Blanning argues that the 18th century was an intensely religious age, but one increasingly dissatisfied with organised religion. Art and artists began to fill this void. By the mid-19th century, realism had made a comeback but fin-de-siecle and post-modernism reasserted the romantic agenda
Reform in Great Britain and Germany, 1750-1850( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of modern Europe by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavishly illustrated history of Europe from the late eighteenth century to the present day combines readability with scholarly authority. Each of the eleven contributors is a scholar of international standing, and together they present an account of modern Europe which is both stimulating and accessible. Writing incisively and entertainingly, they trace Europe's turbulent history up to the present day's new kaleidoscope of nation-states. The volume presents both change and continuity, revolutions and stability - in economics, culture, and warfare, as well as in politics and society - while the great wealth of illustrations complements the text at every stage. Everyone who reads this book will achieve a better understanding of the world in which we live, how it came to be what it is, and even where it may be going next."--Jacket
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The culture of power and the power of culture : old regime Europe, 1660-1789The French Revolution in Germany : occupation and resistance in the Rhineland, 1792-1802The origins of the French revolutionary warsThe nineteenth century : Europe 1789-1914The eighteenth century : Europe 1688-1815Reform and revolution in Mainz, 1743-1803The romantic revolution : a historyThe French Revolutionary Wars, 1787-1802