The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

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Written by 11 contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late-18th century to 1998. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural, and military life of Europe. With over 200 colour and black-and-white illustrations, this book seeks to provide a better understanding of modern Europe, how it came to be what it is, and even where it may be going in the more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 186 x 244 x 20mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 24 colour plates, 202 b&w drawings, chronology, 6 maps, bibliography
  • 0192853481
  • 9780192853486

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: Revolution from Above and Below: European Politics from the French Revolution to the First World War. 2: The Industrialization of Modern Europe, 1750-1914. 3: Military Modernization, 1789-1918. 4: From Orders to Classes: European Society in the Nineteenth Century. 5: The Commercialization and Sacralization of European Culture in the Nineteenth Century. 6: The Great Civil War: European Politics, 1914-45. 7: The Fall and Rise of the European Economy in the Twentieth Century. 8: Warfare in Europe since 1918. 9: European Society in the Twentieth Century. 10: From Modernism to Post-Modernism. 11: Europe Divided and Reunited, 1945-95. Further Reading; Chronology; Maps; Acknowledgement of Sources; Indexshow more

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"There are many histories of modern Europe, but none quite like the unique and scholarly work. ...This comprehensive volume gives an informed perspective and an outstanding and excellent analysis of European history of the last two centuries."--HISTORYshow more

About T.C.W. Blanning

About the Editor: T. C. W. Blanning is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and the author of many books, including several definitive works on the French more

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