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The Cambridge Modern History - Volume V: The Age of Louis XIV; Volume VIII: The French Revolution; Volume XIII: Tables and General Index.

By Various (Notably Lord Acton)

1934 - Cambridge - Cambridge University Press

9" by 6"; (xv), 816pp.; (x), 826pp.; 643pp.

 

 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

Three volumes of The Cambridge Modern History - looking at the Age of Louis XIV, The French Revolution, as well as Tables and General Index.

The Cambridge Modern History is a comprehensive modern history of the world, beginning with the 15th century age of Discovery, published by the Cambridge University Press in the United Kingdom and also in the United States.

The first series, planned by Lord Acton and edited by him with Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, Sir Adolphus William Ward and G. W. Prothero, was launched in 1902 and totalled fourteen volumes, the last of them being an historical atlas which appeared in 1912. The period covered was from 1450 to 1910. Each volume includes an extensive bibliography.

A second series, The New Cambridge Modern History, now covering the years 1450 to 1945, appeared in fourteen volumes between 1957 and 1979, again concluding with an atlas.

Lord Acton was an English Catholic historian, politician and writer. He is famous for his remark, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

CONDITION

In green cloth bindings. Externally generally smart, though lightly rubbed with sunning to spines. Volume XIII has damp staining to its front board. Internally firmly bound with very bright and clean throughout. Overall: GOOD

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