Modern Europe, 1789-Present.

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 'peop...

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Main Author: Briggs, Asa
Other Authors: Clavin, Patricia
Format: eBook
Published: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition:2nd ed.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Modern Europe, 1789-Present; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Maps; 1 Revolution and Empire: Experience and Impact, 1789-1815; Change and revolution: old and new; Long-term: short-term; 'The' revolution; Revolution, war and 'the terror'; From war to Napoleon and through Napoleon to peace; Judging Napoleon; From Trafalgar to Waterloo; Social accounting: gains and losses; 2 Order and Movement, 1815-1848 ; Restoration: idea or reality?; The task of restoration; The settlement; The 'Congress System'; Signs of change.
  • The revolutions of 1830: challenging the status quoNation and class; Facts and isms; The springtime of liberty: the dawn of the revolutions of 1848; 3 Nation Building, 1848-1878; The revolutions of 1848 and their 'lessons'; The dynamics of class; The interplay of nationalisms; The role of force; Diplomacy and war; Italian unification; German unification; The Franco-Prussian war and the German Empire; 1870 and beyond; Nations and empires; Crises and Congress; 4 Rivalry and Interdependence, 1871-1914; 'The causes of war'; The alliance system; The politics of empire; World interdependence.
  • From crises to war5 Modernity; The sense of history: fact, fiction, myth; Cultural history; The sense of a century; The shock of the new; Anti-Semitism; City and metropolis: Paris, Berlin, London, Vienna; Science and technology; Mondernity; 6 A European Civil War, 1914-1918; The dawn of 'total war'; How to wage war?; The course of the war; Men in trenches; War at sea; Why continue to fight?; The churches and war; The United States enters the war; Governments and peoples; Women at war; Political change; Russia in revolution; Peace and civil war; The 'creation' of Poland; Writers and the war.
  • 7 A New Order? 1919-1929The 'price' of war; The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles; Reparations and war debts; The League of Nations; The settlement in Central and Eastern Europe; Russian civil war and peace, 1918-21; Revolutions in Germany and Hungary, 1918-19; The surviving empires: Britain and France; Feminism and society; Italy: the first casualty, 1919-24; Parallels?; Danger signs: Eastern Europe, 1920-28; A semblance of stability, 1925-28; Fragile foundations, 1929; 8 Guns and Butter, 1929-1939; Causes of the Great Depression; The European slump, 1929-36.
  • The international and national responses, 1929-32Britain and Germany: a contrast; The special case of Sweden; France, 1932-38; Civil war in Spain; Central and Eastern Europe, 1929-38; Communism and fascism, 1933-41; Nazism, 1933-39; Stalinism, 1927-39; 9 From European to World War, 1933-1945; The Axis powers; The policy of Appeasement; The Western powers, 1933-39; The Munich Crisis, 1938; The British Empire and Hitler, 1933-39; The economics of Appeasement; The final crisis: Poland, 1939; The course of the war, 1939-41; War in the West, 1940.