Nineteenth Century Europe: Sources and Perspectives from History / Edition 1

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This engaging collection of primary sources, selected fiction excerpts, and images explores important events, figures, and themes in European history, from 1789 to 1900.

19th Century Europe offers five types of selections: memoirs of individuals who witnessed important historical events; excerpts from works of fiction; writings of influential figures and theorists; significant historical documents, and images. Primary source selections acquaint students with the writings and documents that helped shape the long 19th century European history, while the fiction selections bring historical events to the level of human life. The selections explore significant themes of this time period—modernization, liberalism, and nationalism, society and culture, the relationship between the individual and society, and the relationship between Europe and the world—enhancing students' understanding of the historical events presented in course.

Both challenging and captivating, 19th Century Europe provides students with a glimpse of the emotions, ideologies, and attitudes that lie behind the facts and figures of history, allowing them to experience the past and to better understand it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321172105
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/10/2006
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 920,427
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents

Preface for Instructors and Interested Students

Preface for Students and Interested Instructors

Part One The French Revolution

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Woman

Louis XVI, The King’s Declaration

Maximilien Robespierre, Speech on Terror

Victor Hugo, Ninety-three

Napoleon Bonaparte, Writings and Sayings

Part Two Restoration and Bourgeois Culture

Alexander I, Holy Alliance

Prince Metternich, Carlsbad Decrees

Prince Metternich, Confession of Faith

Joseph de Maistre, The Authority of Custom

Honore de Balzac, Harlot High and Low

Part Three Liberalism and Romanticism

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

George Eliot, Middlemarch

British Parliament: Evidence Given Before the Sadler Committee

Johan Wolfgang Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Franz Grillparzer, The Poor Fiddler

Part Four Industrialization and Socialism

Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population

Flora Tristan, Two Essays: Factory Workers and

How to Constitute a Working Class

Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life

Part Five 1848 and Nationalism

Madame de Staël, Three Essays: Germany , England, and Russia

Giuseppe Mazzini, The Duties of Man

Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz

Daniel O’Connell, Justice for the Irish

Percy B. St. John, The French Revolution in 1848

Part Six Gender: Women’s Spheres and the Male Role

Flora Tristan, Why I Mention Women

Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Emmeline Pankhurst, Why We Are Militant

Lev Tolstoi, Anna Karenina

Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House

Theodor Storm, Carsten Curator

Part Seven Science and Technology

Charles Lyell, The Principles of Geology

Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

Florence Nightingale, Rural Hygiene

Karl Benz, The Life of a German Inventor:

The Invention of the Automobile

Part Eight European Civilization, 1850—1900

Herbert Spencer, Social Growth

Sigmund Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Part Nine European Imperialism

Edward Morel, King Leopold’s Rule in Africa

Edward Morel, King Leopold’s Investigative Commission

Rudyard Kipling, The White Man’s Burden

V.I. Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of World Capitalism

George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant

Part Ten Problems of National Identity

Ernest Renan, What is a Nation?

Hungarian Declaration of Independence

Theodore Herzl, The Jews’ State

Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March

Part Eleven Europe’s Landscapes: Rural, Town, and City

Sergei Aksakov, Years of Childhood

Savva Purlevskii, A Life Under Russian Serfdom

Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

Grazia Deledda, Reeds in the Wind

Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest

Chadwick’s Report on Sanitary Conditions

Part Twelve Material Culture

Sigrid Sangl, Biedermeier to Bauhaus

Emile Zola, The Ladies’ Paradise

William Morris, The Revival of Handicraft

Part Thirteen Mass Politics and Society, 1850—1900

Alexander Herzen, Letter to Michelet

Leon Gambetta, Two Speeches: The Belleville Manifesto and Educating the Peasantry

Eduard Bernstein, Evolutionary Socialism

Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum

Emile Zola, J’accuse!

Part Fourteen Violence and Terrorism

Georges Sorel, Reflections on Violence

John Leighton, One Day Under the Paris Commune, 1871

Michael Bakunin, Statism and Anarchy

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent

Part Fifteen Pre-War Politics and Society

Nicholas II, October Manifesto, 1905

David Lloyd George, People’s Budget

Francis-Joseph, On the Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way


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