Modern Europe, 1789-Present / Edition 2

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Overview

Now covering the whole of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day, this major new edition has been completely revised and brought up-to-date. The approach embraces the whole continent from both national and regional perspectives, and combines political survey with grass roots 'people' history. Bringing this history vividly to life, the authors use a very broad range of sources including memoirs, archives, letters, songs and newspapers. In particular, there is new treatment of the following themes:
  • Religion and the modern Papacy
  • Immigration in Europe and relationships between minority and majority groups
  • UNESCO
  • The European Bill of Rights
  • The seeds of conflict in Bosnia and Croatia
  • Europe's relations with the wider world, with particular attention to the Middle East and Japan.
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Editorial Reviews

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'...there is little in this ambitious book that does not deserve praise.'

The Times Higher, November 2004

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582772601
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/2/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 822,825
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Asa Briggs (Lord Briggs of Lewes) was Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex (1967-1976), Provost of Worcester College, Oxford (1976-1991) and Chancellor of the Open University (1978-1995).

Patricia Clavin is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Keele.

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Table of Contents

1. Revolution and Empire: Experience and Impact, 1789-1815. 2. Order and Movement, 1815-1848. 3. Nation Building, 1848-1878. 4. Rivalry and Interdependence, 1871-1914. 5. Modernity. 6. A European Civil War, 1914-1918. 7. A New Order? 1919-1929. 8. Guns and Butter, 1929-1939. 9. From European to World War, 1933-1945. 10. Freezing and Thawing Postwar Europe, 1945-1969. 11. Reconstructing Europe, 1945-1968. 12. Towards a United Europe, 1968-2002. 13. Post-Modern? Bibliographical. Essay. Index.
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