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Providing a series of lively essays which reflect the skills that historians have to master when challenged by problems of evidence, interpretation, and presentation, this important new text covers the topics of France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Russia, as well as analyzing the themes of political thought, cultural trends, the economy and warfare, international relations and imperialism.
Six distinguished scholars, all of whom are regularly involved in student teaching, provide an authoritative student guide to the main contours of nineteenth-century European history when the continent's standing was at its highest and its influence spanned the globe.
Germany: independence and unification with power Bruce Waller, University College of Swansea Explaining the Habsburg Empire, 1830-90 Alan Sked, London School of Economics Russia, tsarism and the West Edward Acton, University of Manchester Progress, prosperity and positivism: cultural
trends in mid-century Michael Biddiss, University of Reading Shifting patterns of political thought and action: liberalism, nationalism, socialism B A Haddock, University College of Swansea Steam: revolution in warfare and the economy Bruce Waller, University College of Swansea Relations
between states and nations Bruce Waller, University College of Swansea Europe and the wider world Bruce Waller, University College of Swansea Chronologies: politics; economy; culture List of contributors; Index