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The World in 1800

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"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.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900 Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/1996 ISBN-13: 9780471303718  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Olivier Bernier was born in the United States of French parents and was educated in Paris and at Harvard and the Institut of Fine Arts at New York University. He is the author of several critically acclaimed histories, including Fireworks at Dusk: Paris in the Thirties; Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood: The Mob, the Monarchy, and the French Revolution; and Louis XIV: A Royal Life. He has also taught art history and is widely acclaimed for his lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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