A History of Modern Europe

A History of Modern Europe : From the Renaissance to the Present

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Available in both one-volume and two-volume paperback editions, A History of Modern Europe presents a panoramic survey of modern Europe from the Renaissance to the present day. A single author lends a unified approach and consistent style throughout, with an emphasis on the connections of events and people over time.

The Third Edition, like the two before it, is authoritative and up-to-date. New to the Third Edition is the theme of empire. From the imperial rivalries between France and Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Turkish empire, and on into the imperial history of the twentieth century-decolonization, the spread of the Soviet empire, and the imperial power of the United States-the theme of empire helps students find commonalities among the events of European history.
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  • Paperback | 1376 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 43mm | 1,490g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Third Edition
  • 0393934330
  • 9780393934335
  • 74,600

Table of contents

List of Maps

Preface Acknowledgements



PART ONE FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1 Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries

Chapter 2 The Renaissance

Chapter 3 The Two Reformations

Chapter 4 The Wars of Religion



PART TWO STATEMAKING

Chapter 5 The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England

Chapter 6 England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth
Century

Chapter 7 The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720
PART THREE NEW CULTURAL AND POLITICAL HORIZON

Chapter 8 The New Philosophy of Science

Chapter 9 Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters

Chapter 10 Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change

Chapter 11 Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics
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PART FOUR REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE, 1789-1850

Chapter 12 The French Revolution

Chapter 13 Napoleon and Europe

Chapter 14 The Industrial Revolution

Chapter 15 Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe

Chapter 16 The Revolutions of 1848


PART FIVE THE AGE OF MASS POLITICS

Chapter 17 The Era of National Unification

Chapter 18 The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism:
Parliamentary Britain, Tsarist Russia, and Republican France

Chapter 19 Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges,
1870-1914

Chapter 20 Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing
World

Chapter 21 The Age of Europe an Imperialism


PART SIX CATACLYSM

Chapter 22 The Great War

Chapter 23 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

Chapter 24 The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s

Chapter 25 The Europe of Economic Depression and Dictatorship

Chapter 26 World War II


PART SEVEN EUROPE IN THE POST-WAR ERA

Chapter 27 Rebuilding Divided Europe

Chapter 28 The Cold War and the End of European Empires

Chapter 29 Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of
Communism

Chapter 30 Global Challenges: "Fortress Europe," European
Cooperation, and the Uncertainties of a New Age

Immigration to Europe


Further Readings

Credits

Index
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About John M. Merriman

John Merriman is the Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale University. A specialist in nineteenth century French history, Merriman earned his Ph. D at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including The Margins of City Life: Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815-1851; Red City: Limoges and the French Nineteenth Century; The Agony of the Republic: The Repression of the Left in Revolutionary France, 1848-1851; and, most recently, The Stones of Balazuc: A French Village in Time (Norton, 2002). He regularly teaches the survey of modern European history at Yale.
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