Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914 / Edition 3

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This new edition features a revised text, a substantially updated bibliography, a full chronology, and lists of leading state ministers and family trees for the major dynasties of the period.

Survey's Europe's turbulent history from the coup d'etat of Bonaparte to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A brilliant blend of synthesis and original insight"--T.C.W. Blanning

"[The book] includes an impressive amount of detailed information, a good deal of it not to be found in its more obvious competitors'"--Times Literary Supplement

"Gildea's book has some fine passages... and much material vividly illustrating his points."--English Historical Review

"A formidable achievement ...the coverage is succinct and clear...the detailed treatment of particular themes is as satisfactory as the general arrangement of the work...the overwhelming impression is of a subtle intelligence at work and the result is an excellent and comprehensive study."--The Times Higher Education Supplement

"...Gildea is to be congratulated for undertaking such a public service, and for carrying it out with considerable aplomb."--Catholic Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253005
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/24/2003
  • Series: Short Oxford History of the Modern World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,407,193
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Gildea is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Merton College, Oxford

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Tables
Part I: Europe 1800-1850
1. The Quickening Pace
2. Napoleonic Europe
3. Metternich's Europe
4. The Revolutions of 1848
5. Hierarchies of Culture
Part II: Europe 1850-1880
6. Mid-Century Prosperity
7. Nationalism and Unification
8. Revolution Contained
9. Mid-Century Culture
Part III: Europe 1880-1914
10. The Struggle for Economic Supremacy
11. Problems of National Integration
12. The Race for Empire
13. The Management of Society
14. Culture at the Turn of the Century
15. The Break-Up of Nineteenth-Century Europe
Biographical Dictionary of Major Figures

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Somehow, the writer made this fascinating period sound boring! I threw the book away after reading and flipping through the first 100 pages. get the Merriman book!

    Somehow, the writer made this fascinating period sound boring! I threw the book away after reading and flipping through the first 100 pages. get the Merriman book!

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