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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.
Table of Contents
|List of Maps|
|Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries|
|The Two Reformations|
|The Wars of Religion|
|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|
|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|
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