A History of Modern Europe: From the French Revolution to the Present / Edition 3

A History of Modern Europe: From the French Revolution to the Present / Edition 3

by John Merriman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393933857

ISBN-13: 9780393933857

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A classic in its field, loved by instructors and students for its narrative flair, humor, authority, and comprehensive coverage. More than 100,000 copies sold!
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…  See more details below

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A classic in its field, loved by instructors and students for its narrative flair, humor, authority, and comprehensive coverage. More than 100,000 copies sold!
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393933857
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
1339
Sales rank:
66,989
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Ch. 1Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries3
Ch. 2The Renaissance47
Ch. 3The Two Reformations87
Ch. 4The Wars of Religion138
Ch. 5The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England181
Ch. 6England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century232
Ch. 7The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720274
Ch. 8The New Philosophy of Science327
Ch. 9Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change354
Ch. 10Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters399
Ch. 11Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics442
Ch. 12The French Revolution495
Ch. 13Napoleon and Europe548
Ch. 14Challenges to Restoration Europe587
Ch. 15The Middle Classes in the Age of Liberalism638
Ch. 16The Industrial Revolution, 1800-1850669
Ch. 17The Revolutions of 1848715
Ch. 18The Era of National Unification753
Ch. 19The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Britain, France, and Russia787
Ch. 20Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870-1914844
Ch. 21Mass Politics and Nationalism902
Ch. 22The Age of European Imperialism959
Ch. 23The Origins of the Great War1003
Ch. 24The Great War1039
Ch. 25Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union1085
Ch. 26The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s1139
Ch. 27The Europe of Depression and Dictatorship1186
Ch. 28World War II1239
Ch. 29Rebuilding Divide Europe1291
Ch. 30The Emergence of Contemporary Europe and the Collapse of Communism1351
Further Readings1411
Credits1433
Index1447

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