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A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity / Edition 4

A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity / Edition 4

by David S. Mason
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ISBN-13: 9781538113271
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 188,452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David S. Mason is professor emeritus at Butler University.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes, Illustrations, and Maps
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Revolutionary Europe
Timeline of European History

Chapter One: The Old Regime and the Enlightenment
–The Old Regime
–The Enlightenment
–The Impact of the Enlightenment
Chapter Two: The French Revolution and Napoleon 1789: The Revolution Begins
–1789: The Revolution Begins
–The Radical Republic and the Terror
–Napoleon and Europe
Chapter Three: The Industrial Revolution and the Birth of Capitalism
–Causes of the Industrial Revolution
–Socioeconomic Consequences of Industrialization
–The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Chapter Four: 1848: The Peoples' Spring
–Europe after 1815: Reaction
–Liberalism and Nationalism in the Early Nineteenth Century
–Precursors to 1848: The 1830 Revolution in France
–The Revolutions of 1848
–Revolt Spreads through Europe
–Repression and Reaction
–Consequences and Legacy of 1848
Chapter Five: Marx, Marxism, and Socialism
–Karl Marx
–The Communist Manifesto
–Marxist Theory
–The Idea of Communism
–The Legacy of Marxism
Chapter Six: Darwinism and Social Darwinism
–Charles Darwin
–The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
–Darwinism and Religion
–Social Darwinism
–Social Darwinism and European History
–The Influence of Darwinism
Chapter Seven: The Unifications of Italy and Germany
–Nationalism and the Nation-State
–Prelude to Unification: The Crimean War
–Mazzini, Cavour, and the Unification of Italy
–Bismarck and the Unification of Germany
–The Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary
–Implications of Nationalism and Unification
Chapter Eight: The Age of Imperialism and the Scramble for Africa
–European Expansionism before the Nineteenth Century
–The Motivations for Imperialism
–The Scramble for Africa
–The Colonization of Asia
–Patterns of Colonial Rule
–The Legacy and Consequences of European Imperialism
Chapter Nine: World War I
–Europe on the Eve of War
–The Tinderbox: Nationalism in the Balkans
–The Spark: The Assassination
–The Escalation
–The War
–Versailles, the Peace Settlements, and the League of Nations
–Consequences of the War
Chapter Ten: The Russian Revolution and Communism
–Tsarist Russia
–Hints of Change and Reform
–1905: Prelude to Revolution
–Marxism and Leninism
–World War I and the Two Revolutions
–Civil War, NEP, and Consolidation
–Stalin and Totalitarianism
–The Legacy and Meaning of the Russian Revolution
Chapter Eleven: World War II and the Holocaust
–Europe between the World Wars
–The Rise of Militarism and Fascism
–Hitler's Aggression
–The War
–The Holocaust
–The Consequences of World War II
Chapter Twelve: Europe Divided, the Cold War, and Decolonization
–The Division of Europe
–The Onset of the Cold War
–Postwar Western Europe
–Eastern Europe after the War
–Conclusions: From Cold War to Perestroika
Chapter Thirteen: 1989: The Collapse of Communism and the End of the Cold War
–Before 1989: Soviet Hegemony and the Brezhnev Doctrine
–Gorbachev and Perestroika
–The Revolutions of 1989
–The Disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia
–Transition from Communism to Market Democracy
–Conclusions: The Impact of 1989
Chapter Fourteen: The European Union: Europe United and Free?
–Origins of the Common Market
–From Common Market to EU
–Expansion to Eastern Europe
–The European Superpower?
–Growing Pains
–What is Europe?
Conclusion: Europe in the Twenty-first Century
–Russia's Place in Europe and the Crisis in Ukraine
–Europe's Evolving Relationship with the United States

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