A History of Modern Europe

A History of Modern Europe : From the French Revolution 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 | 912 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 30mm | 1,010g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Third Edition
  • 0393933857
  • 9780393933857
  • 104,567

Table of contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART FOUR REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE,
1789?1850
Chapter 12 The French Revolution
The Old Regime in Crisis


The First Stages of the Revolution


Consolidating the Revolution


War and the Second Revolution


The Final Stages of the Revolution


Perspectives on the French Revolution


Chapter 13 Napoleon and Europe
Napoleon?s Rise to Power


Consolidation of Power


The Foundations of the French Empire


The Tide Turns against Napoleon


Monarchical Restoration and Napoleon?s Return


Napoleon?s Legacy


Chapter 14 The Industrial Revolution
Preconditions for Transformation


A Variety of National Industrial Experiences


The Middle Classes


Middle-Class Culture


The Ambiguities of Liberalism: Voluntarism versus State
Intervention


Impact of the Industrial Revolution


Industrial Work and Workers


The Origins of European Socialism


Conclusion


Chapter 15 Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe
The Post-Napoleonic Settlement


Restoration Europe


Liberalism


Romanticism


Stirrings of Revolt


Other Liberal Assaults on the Old Order


Nationalist Dreams


Crisis and Compromise in Great Britain


Conclusion


Chapter 16 The Revolutions of 1848
Revolutionary Mobilization


The Elusive Search for Revolutionary Consensus


Counter-Revolution


The Legacy of 1848


PART FIVE THE AGE OF MASS POLITICS
Chapter 17 The Era of National Unification
The Political Unification of Italy


The Unification of Germany


National Awakenings in the Habsburg Lands


Conclusion


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


Tsarist Russia


France: Second Empire and Third Republic


Republican France


Conclusion


Chapter 19 Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges,
1870?1914
The Second Industrial Revolution


Social Change


Cultural Changes: Education and Religion


The Consumer Explosion


Conclusion


Chapter 20 Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly
Changing World
State Social Reform


Cultural Ferment


Conclusion


Chapter 21 The Age of Europe an Imperialism
From Colonialism to Imperialism


The ?New Imperialism? and the Scramble for
Africa


The Europe an Powers in Asia


Domination of Indigenous Peoples


Assessing the Goals of Europe an Imperialism


Conclusion


PART SIX CATACLYSM
Chapter 22 The Great War
Entangling Alliances


The Europe of Two Armed Camps, 1905?1914


The Final Crisis


The Outbreak of War


The Changing Nature of War


The War Rages On


The Final Stages of the War


The Impact of the War


Conclusion


Chapter 23 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union
War and Revolution


The October Revolution


Civil War


The Soviet Union


Chapter 24 The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s
The End of the War


National and Ethnic Challenges


Economic and Social Instability


Political Instability


Artists and Intellectuals in the Waste Land


Chapter 25 The Europe of Economic Depression and
Dictatorship
Economies in Crisis


The Dynamics of Fascis


The Third Reich


The Soviet Union under Stalin


The Spanish Civil War


Conclusion


Chapter 26 World War II
The Coming of World War II


The War in Europe Begins


A Global War


Hitler?s Europe


The Tide Turns


Allied Victory


Conclusion


PART SEVEN EUROPE IN THE POST-WAR ERA
Chapter 27 Rebuilding Divided Europe
In the Wake of Devastation


Economic Recovery and Prosperity, the Welfare State, and
European Economic Cooperation


Politics in the West in the Post-War Era


Political Realignments


Changing Contours of Life


Conclusion


Chapter 28 The Cold War and the End of European Empires
Cold War


Decolonization


Conclusion


Chapter 29 Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of
Communism
Politics in a Changing Western World


Religious and Ethnic Conflicts


The Fall of Communism


Conclusion


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


European Community, European Union


Opposition to Globalization


The Threat of Terrorism


Conclusion


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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