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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|
|Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1850|
|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|
|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|
|The Industrial Revolution|
|Preconditions for Transformation|
|A Variety of National Industrial Experiences|
|The Middle Classes|
|The Ambiguities of Liberalism: Voluntarism versus State Intervention|
|Impact of the Industrial Revolution|
|Industrial Work and Workers|
|The Origins of European Socialism|
|Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe|
|The Post-Napoleonic Settlement|
|Stirrings of Revolt|
|Other Liberal Assaults on the Old Order|
|Crisis and Compromise in Great Britain|
|The Revolutions of 1848|
|The Elusive Search for Revolutionary Consensus|
|The Legacy of 1848|
|The Age of Mass Politics|
|The Era of National Unification|
|The Political Unification of Italy|
|The Unification of Germany|
|National Awakenings in the Habsburg Lands|
|The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Parliamentary Britain, Tsarist Russia, and Republican France|
|France: Second Empire and Third Republic|
|Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870-1914|
|The Second Industrial Revolution|
|Cultural Changes: Education and Religion|
|The Consumer Explosion|
|Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing World|
|State Social Reform|
|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|
|The Great War|
|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|
|Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union|
|War and Revolution|
|The October Revolution|
|The Soviet Union|
|The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s|
|The End of the War|
|National and Ethnic Challenges|
|Economic and Social Instability|
|Artists and Intellectuals in the Waste Land|
|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|
|World War II|
|The Coming of World War II|
|The War in Europe Begins|
|A Global War|
|The Tide Turns|
|Europe in The Post-War Era|
|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|
|Changing Contours of Life|
|The Cold War and the End of European Empires|
|Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of Communism|
|Politics in a Changing Western World|
|Religious and Ethnic Conflicts|
|The Fall of Communism|
|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|
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