Aspects of European History, 1789-1980

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Overview

In this sequel to his popular Aspects of European History, 1494 - 1789, Stephen J. Lee charts the most commonly encountered topics of nineteenth and twentieth century history, from the origins of the French Revolution, through the social and political reforms and upheavals of the last two centuries to the present.

Helpful and accessible, the book includes:

* an invigorating guide and sound source of background material
* short analytical chapters
* an interpretative approach to history, providing a range of viewpoints on each subject
* both a broad survey and specific studies
* stimulation for student's ability to develop and clarify theme
* a careful structure which aids notetaking, preparation of essays and revision.

Any student of European history will want to have this book at their side throughout their course studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415034685
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Aspects of History Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
1 The Origins of the French Revolution
2 The Course of the French Revolution
3 The Reforms of Napoleon I
4 The Fall of Napoleon I
5 The Concert of Europe 1815-48
6 Metternich of the Austrian Empire 1815-48
7 The Revolutions of 1848-9
8 The Impact of the Crimean War on European Diplomacy
9 Cavour, Garibaldi and the Unification of Italy
10 The Unification of Germany
11 The Reforms of Alexander II
12 The Collapse of the Second French Empire
13 Bismarck and the German Political Parities 1871-90
14 The Survival of the Third French Republic 1870-1914
15 German Foreign Policy 1871-1914
16 The Outbreak of the First World War
17 The Collapse of Austria-Hungary and the Problems of the Successsor States
18 The Last Years of Tsarist Russia
19 The Bolshevik Seizure and Retention of Power 1917-24
20 Two Views of the Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
21 Mussolini
22 The Great Depression
23 Hitler's Rise to Power and the Nazi Revolution
24 German Foreign Policy 1918-39
25 Soviet Foreign Policy 1918-41
26 The League of Nations
27 The Spanish Civil War
28 The Contradictions of the Third French Republic 1918-40
29 The Soviet Economy 1917-80
30 The Defeat of Nazi Germany
31 The Cold War to 1980
32 Economic and Political Integration in Western Europe 1945-80
33 Nationalism
34 Marxism and its Manifestations to 1980
35 Imperialsm
36 Decolonization
Notes
Bibliography
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