Lecture 005 - Peace And War In The 18th Century

Lecture 005 - Peace And War In The 18th Century - Peace and...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Peace and War in the Eighteenth Century – September 24 th , 2008 A Peaceful Century? By comparison with previous other centuries, the century was relatively peaceful; not because there were no wars (there were several), but rather they were limited in their scope. Another century relatively similar in peacefulness would be the 19 th century from 1815 to 1914. Reasons for this limited warfare include: Religious commitment contributed a lot to wars in the past. By the mid 17 th century, religion is no longer a cause for warfare. French ambitions would from then on be the focus of new wars Europe stays stable when all European powers are relatively of equal strength; balance of power. The receding of religious fervour starting mid 17 th century, and the balance of power amongst the European powers brought relative peace to Europe in the 18 th century. This peace would end with the start of the revolutions (French Revolution, 1789) Spirit of revolution that started in France brought the rest of Europe into intense warfare. Just as much religion caused many wars, revolutionary ideology now caused wars.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern