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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 Emergence of Early Modern Europe|
|The City-States of the Italian Peninsula|
|A Dynamic Culture|
|The End of the Renaissance|
|The Two Reformations|
|The Northern Renaissance|
|The Roots of the Reformation|
|Social Background of the Reformation in the German States|
|The Spread of the Reformation|
|The Reformation in Switzerland and France|
|The English Reformation|
|The Catholic Reformation|
|Culture during the Two Reformations|
|The Legacy of the Two Reformations|
|The Wars of Religion|
|The Wars of Religion in Sixteenth-Century France|
|The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)|
|The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England|
|The Rise of Spain|
|The Rise of England|
|The Decline of Spain|
|England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century|
|Conflicts in Stuart England|
|The English Civil War|
|The Glorious Revolution|
|The Golden Age of the Dutch Republic|
|The Decline of the Dutch Republic|
|The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720|
|Theories of Absolutism|
|Characterizing Absolute Rule|
|The Balance of Power|
|The Habsburg Monarchy|
|The Rise of Prussia|
|The Russian and Swedish Empires|
|The Modern State|
|New Cultural and Political Horizon|
|The New Philosophy of Science|
|Changing Views of the Universe|
|Descartes and Newton: Competing Theories of Scientific Knowledge|
|The Culture of Science|
|Consequences of the Scientific Revolution|
|Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters|
|The Diffusion and Expansion of the Enlightenment|
|Currents of the Late Enlightenment|
|Legacy of the Enlightenment|
|Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change|
|The Social Order|
|The Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution|
|A Century of Contrasts|
|Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics 386|
|The Eighteenth-Century State System|
|Conflicts between the Great Powers|
|Political Change in Great Britain|
|Challenges to Established Authority|
|Declining Power, Disappearing State: The Ottoman Empire and Poland|
|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|
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