9780393934335

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393934335

  • ISBN10:

    0393934330

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/17/2009
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface Acknowledgements
Foundations
Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries
The Renaissance
The Two Reformations
The Wars of Religion
Statemaking
The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England
England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century
The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720
New Cultural and Political Horizon
The New Philosophy of Science
Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters
Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change
Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics 386
Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1850
The French Revolution
Napoleon and Europe
The Industrial Revolution
Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe
The Revolutions of 1848
The Age of Mass Politics
The Era of National Unification
The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Parliamentary Britain, Tsarist Russia, and Republican France
Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870-1914
Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing World
The Age of Europe an Imperialism
Cataclysm
The Great War
Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union
The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s
The Europe of Economic Depression and Dictatorship
World War II
Europe in The Post-War Era
Rebuilding Divided Europe
The Cold War and the End of European Empires
Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of Communism
Global Challenges: "Fortress Europe," European Cooperation, and the Uncertainties of a New Age
Immigration to Europe
Further Readings
Credits
Index
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