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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
Napoleon's Legacy
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
Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe
The Post-Napoleonic Settlement
Restoration Europe
Stirrings of Revolt
Other Liberal Assaults on the Old Order
Nationalist Dreams
Crisis and Compromise in Great Britain
The Revolutions of 1848
Revolutionary Mobilization
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
Victorian Britain
Tsarist Russia
France: Second Empire and Third Republic
Republican France
Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870-1914
The Second Industrial Revolution
Social Change
Cultural Changes: Education and Religion
The Consumer Explosion
Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing World
State Social Reform
Cultural Ferment
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
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
Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union
War and Revolution
The October Revolution
Civil War
The Soviet Union
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
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
Hitler's Europe
The Tide Turns
Allied Victory
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
Political Realignments
Changing Contours of Life
The Cold War and the End of European Empires
Cold War
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
Further Readings
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