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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 seasoned teacher and talented historian, Professor Merriman’s offers a carefully crafted narrative that guides students through a vast amount of complex material, integrating the many aspects of the European experience into a larger, interconnected whole. A full 10% shorter than its predecessor, the Second Edition has tightened organization throughout to make room for recent research and descriptions of the current issues and events that define Europe’s role in the world today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393979107
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1526
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Merriman is the Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale University. A specialist in nineteenth century French history, Merriman earned his Ph. D at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including The Margins of City Life: Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815–1851; Red City: Limoges and the French Nineteenth Century; The Agony of the Republic: The Repression of the Left in Revolutionary France, 1848–1851; and, most recently, The Stones of Balazuc: A French Village in Time (Norton, 2002). He regularly teaches the survey of modern European history at Yale.
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Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries 3
Ch. 2 The Renaissance 47
Ch. 3 The Two Reformations 87
Ch. 4 The Wars of Religion 138
Ch. 5 The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England 181
Ch. 6 England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century 232
Ch. 7 The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720 274
Ch. 8 The New Philosophy of Science 327
Ch. 9 Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change 354
Ch. 10 Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters 399
Ch. 11 Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics 442
Ch. 12 The French Revolution 495
Ch. 13 Napoleon and Europe 548
Ch. 14 Challenges to Restoration Europe 587
Ch. 15 The Middle Classes in the Age of Liberalism 638
Ch. 16 The Industrial Revolution, 1800-1850 669
Ch. 17 The Revolutions of 1848 715
Ch. 18 The Era of National Unification 753
Ch. 19 The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Britain, France, and Russia 787
Ch. 20 Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870-1914 844
Ch. 21 Mass Politics and Nationalism 902
Ch. 22 The Age of European Imperialism 959
Ch. 23 The Origins of the Great War 1003
Ch. 24 The Great War 1039
Ch. 25 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union 1085
Ch. 26 The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s 1139
Ch. 27 The Europe of Depression and Dictatorship 1186
Ch. 28 World War II 1239
Ch. 29 Rebuilding Divide Europe 1291
Ch. 30 The Emergence of Contemporary Europe and the Collapse of Communism 1351
Further Readings 1411
Credits 1433
Index 1447
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2009

    I Recommend it.

    I am currently in AP European History. The book that the whole class was assigned to read wasn't cutting it for me so I found out that my teacher uses this book and gets all his notes from it. So I took it upon myself to buy it and I think it is very good. The chapters are a bit lengthy but that's only because it goes more in depth. I hate the fact that it is paperback but if you can get past that I think buying it would prove beneficial.

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