A History of Modern Europe (inbunden)
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A History of Modern Europe (inbunden)

A History of Modern Europe

From 1815 to the Present

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A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting major historical themes in an authoritative and compelling narrative. * Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the early nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century * Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, concise perspective on European history * Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historical themes * Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern European history, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with the field
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'Lindemann combines succinct accounts of political history with descriptions of intellectuals, culture, and social change, in an accessible and clear narrative of European history from the French Revolution to the present. Students will have in this single volume both a reliable resource and a compelling story about the changing conceptions of Europe in the modern world.' ?Peter C. Caldwell, Rice University

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Albert S. Lindemann is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his publications are Antisemitism, A History (2010), Esau's Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews (1997), The Jew Accused: Three Anti-Semitic Affairs (1992), and A History of European Socialism (1983).


Preface: The Dilemmas and Rewards of a Concise Historical Overview xiv List of Maps xix List of Figures xx Acknowledgments xxii Introduction: What Is Europe? 1 Christendom and Europe 2 Geographical Definitions 3 Europe s Unusual Seas: The Mediterranean and Baltic 6 Europe s Unusual Races 7 European Languages 8 Europe s Religious Mixes 9 The Differing Rates of Growth in Europe s Regions 10 Notes to the Reader 12 A Few Words about the Further Reading Sections 12 National and Thematic Overviews 13 Biographies 15 Historiography and Bibliography 15 Further Reading (to the Introduction) 16 Part I Romanticism and Revolt: The Seedtime of Modern Ideologies, 1815 40 17 1 The Legacy of the French Revolution 19 France s Preeminence 19 The Changes Made by the Revolution 20 The Revolutionary Mystique 20 The Opening Stages of the Revolution 21 The Causes of the Revolution: Precedents 22 The Ambiguous Ideal of Equality 23 Civil Equality for Jews? 24 The Many Meanings of Fraternity 24 The Revolution: Progressive or Regressive? 25 Further Reading 28 2 The Congress of Vienna and Post-Napoleonic Europe: 1815 30 29 A Uniquely European Meeting 29 The Major Powers: Goals and Compromises 32 Napoleon Returns: The Hundred Days 34 The Issue of Poland 35 Other Territorial Settlements 37 Accomplishments of the Congress: Short-Term, Long-Term 39 The Repressive Years in Britain 40 Metternich s Repressions 41 Further Reading 42 3 The Engines of Change 43 Conceptualizing Historical Change 43 The Industrial Revolution and Its Preconditions 44 The British Model of Industrialization 45 Industrialization in Other Countries 47 Resistance to Industrialization 50 Technological Innovation and Industrialization 50 The Implications of Industrial Change 53 Further Reading 54 4 The Seedtime of Ideology: A Century of Questions 55 Europe s Major Questions and Its Belief in Progress 56 The Elusive Genesis and Evolution of Europe s Isms 56 Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism 57 Edmund Burke: The Conservative Tradition and Its Opponents 59 Feminism and the Woman Question 60 The Evolution of Liberal Theory and Practice: Radicalism and Utilitarianism 61 Classical Liberalism 62 Mill on Socialism and Feminism 63 Fourier s Fantastic but Scientific Vision of Socialism 65 The Practical Socialist, Robert Owen 66 Saint-Simon, Prophet of Modernism 67 The Communist Tradition 68 Romanticism and Classicism 69 Further Reading 70 Part II From the 1820s to the Great Depression of the 1870s and 1880s 71 5 Liberal Struggles, Victories, Dilemmas, Defeats 75 The Revolution of 1830 in France 76 Unrest in the 1830s 77 Agitation to Repeal the Corn Laws 80 The Great Hunger in Ireland 81 The Darker Vision of Thomas Malthus 83 Again, Revolution in France 84 Reform in Britain: The Chartist Movement 85 Revolutions of 1848 and the End of Metternich s Europe 85 The Republican Provisional Government and the National Workshops 86 Rising Class Conflict and the June Days 87 The National Question Outside France 87 Growing Divisions among the Revolutionaries 88 Further Reading 90 6 Nationalism and National Unification 92 Problems of Definition 92 Ideas of German Nationality 95 People, Language, and State: Herder and Hegel 96 Slavic Identities 97 Southern Europe: Latin Identities 98 New Power Relations in Europe: The Wars of Mid-century 99 The Unification of Italy 101 The Unification of Germany 103 Further Reading 105 7 Mid-century Consolidation, Modernization: Austria, Russia, France 106 The Habsburg Empire 106 The Russian Empire 110 France s Second Empire 113 Further Reading 116