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The World in 1800

By (author) Olivier Bernier
Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 1st Jan 1996
Dimensions: w 166mm h 243mm d 36mm
Weight: 822g
ISBN-10: 0471303712
ISBN-13: 9780471303718
Barcode No: 9780471303718
Synopsis
"Elegantly written." - New York Times Book Review "Olivier Bernier's richly detailed, engaging, and elegant book offers a splendid refresher course on a pivotal moment in world history - the dawn of the modern era." - Francine du Plessix Gray "Bernier's style is easeful and informed; he has an acute eye for a colorful, clever, and iconic image." - Times (London) "A sweeping, impressively argued portrait of the dawn of the modern age ...A distinguished work of popular history." - Kirkus Reviews In the year 1800, the world found itself enmeshed in a web of mercantilism, war, and political intrigue, out of which a new world - our world - was struggling to be born. Bringing all of his talents as a historian and first-rate storyteller to bear, Olivier Bernier takes us on a fascinating journey around the world, providing a finely textured portrait of civilization at the dawn of the modern era. Olivier Bernier (New York, NY) is the author of Fireworks at Dusk: Paris in the Thirties; Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood; and Louis XIV: A Royal Life. He is widely acclaimed for his lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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