• History

Barricades and Borders

Europe 1800-1914
Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191081248
Category: History
Page: 544
View: 7294
This is a comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d'etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, which led to the First World War. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in the early part of the century but which increasingly became rival creeds. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation of capital, social mobility, education, changing patterns of leisure, religious practices, and intellectual and artistic developments. The work falls into three chronological sections. The first, starting in 1800 (rather than the more usual 1815) follows the build-up of the revolutionary currents which were eventually going to erupt in the `Year of Revolutions' 1848. The second, from 1850 to 1880, deals with the golden age of capitalism, the successful culmination of struggles for national unification, and the threat of anarchism. The concluding chapters look at the social and political stresses caused by socialism and national minorities, at new attempts by government to order society, imperial rivalry, and the descent into a war which was to mark the end of nineteenth-century Europe. For this third edition, Dr Gildea has substantially revised the text and maps, and completely updated the bibliography. Newly-added introductory sections guide the reader through the wealth of material in each chapter. The new edition also includes for the first time a full Chronology of the period, a list of leading state ministers, and family trees for all the major dynasties.

    • History

British History 1815-1914


Author: Norman McCord,Bill Purdue
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199233195
Category: History
Page: 595
View: 8579
This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The nineteenth and early twentieth century saw the transformation of Britain from a predominantly rural to a largely urban society with an economy based upon manufacturing, finance, and trade, and from a society governed mainly by a landed aristocracy to what was increasingly a mass democracy. The authors chart the development of a modern state equipped with a large and expanding bureaucracy, the expansion of overseas territories into one of the world's greatest empires, and changes in religion, social attitudes, and culture. The book divides the era into four chronological periods, with chapters on the political background, administrative development, and social, economic, and cultural changes in each period. Exploring major themes such as the massive increase in population, the question of class, the scope of state activity, and the development of consumerism, leisure, and entertainment, and including a select bibliography and biographical appendix, this updated new edition provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.

    • History

France Since 1945


Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191577499
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 8172
The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had to come to terms with the legacy of the German Occupation, the loss of Empire, the political and social implications of the influx of foreign immigrants, the rise of Islam, the destruction of rural life, and the threat of Anglo-American culture to French language and civilization. Robert Gildea's account examines the French political system and France's role in the world from 1945 to 2000. He looks at France's attempt to recover national greatness after the Second World War, its attempt to deal with the fear of German resurgence by building the European Community, and its struggle to preserve its Empire. He also discusses the Algerian War and its legacy, and the later development of a neo-colonialism to preserve its influence in Africa and the Pacific. Gildea also examines the rise and fall of the two Republics, the rise of and fall of De Gaulle, and the revolution of 1968, along with topics such as the construction of the myth of the Resistance, the painful truths of French involvement in anti-Semitic persecution, and France's continuing obsession with national identity.

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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1789 - 1914


Author: Stefan Berger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140515232X
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 8807
This Companion provides an overview of European history during the 'long' nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914. Consists of 32 chapters written by leading international scholars Balances coverage of political, diplomatic and international history with discussion of economic, social and cultural concerns Covers both Eastern and Western European states, including Britain Pays considerable attention to smaller countries as well as to the great powers Compares particular phenomena and developments across Europe

    • History

International History of the Twentieth Century


Author: Antony Best
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415207401
Category: History
Page: 531
View: 9427
This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order; the diffusion of power to the two superpowers; the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa; and, the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the 'global War on Terror'.

    • Art

Imagined Battles

Reflections of War in European Art
Author: Peter Paret
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807823569
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 2189
For thousands of years, art has interpreted the experience of war_its methods, human costs, and moral ambiguities_and has offered historians a wealth of testimony that is only beginning to be systematically explored. In this wide-ranging study, Peter Paret discusses forty-seven paintings and prints as complex documents of war in Europe since the Renaissance and as examples of the artist's use of war as a metaphor for the human condition. The images include works by such major artists as Uccello, Géricault, and Dix as well as academic history paintings and popular prints. By setting each in its historical environment and analyzing it from the perspective of the wars of its time, illuminates the place of war in Western consciousness and expands our understanding of works that are too often approached with little concern for the reality they depict or symbolically transform. Perhaps the most significant of the themes he traces over five centuries is the gradual change from the prince or general to the common soldier and civilian victim as central figures in the interpretation of war in art.

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A History of Modern Europe

From the Renaissance to the Present, Third Edition
Author: John Merriman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393934330
Category: History
Page: 1239
View: 7217
Available in both one-volume and two-volume paperback editions, A History of Modern Europe presents a panoramic survey of modern Europe from the Renaissance to the present day. A single author lends a unified approach and consistent style throughout, with an emphasis on the connections of events and people over time. The Third Edition, like the two before it, is authoritative and up-to-date. New to the Third Edition is the theme of empire. From the imperial rivalries between France and Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Turkish empire, and on into the imperial history of the twentieth century—decolonization, the spread of the Soviet empire, and the imperial power of the United States—the theme of empire helps students find commonalities among the events of European history.

    • Business & Economics

The Industrial Revolution


Author: Steven M. Beaudoin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
View: 7767
A volume in the Problems in European Civilization series, this book features a collection of secondary-source essays that focus on various aspects of the Industrial Revolution. This text takes a broad view of industrialization, looking at countries other than England and examining causation back to the 16th century.

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Western Civilization: A Brief History


Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305633466
Category: History
Page: 864
View: 9342
This brief, best-selling Western Civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jackson Spielvogel’s engaging chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents weave the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. This edition includes new historiographical sections along with updated scholarship and new images. The textbook is available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, 9th EDITION COMPLETE, VOLUME I: TO 1715, and VOLUME II: SINCE 1500. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • History

Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume II: Since 1500


Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305633482
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 3618
This brief, best-selling Western Civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jackson Spielvogel’s engaging chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents weave the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. This edition includes new historiographical sections along with updated scholarship and new images. The textbook is available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, 9th EDITION COMPLETE, VOLUME I: TO 1715, and VOLUME II: SINCE 1500. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • History

Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe


Author: Clive Emsley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191543012
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 1287
The history of police and policing have been the subject of much interest and research in recent years, but this book provides the first serious academic exploration of the origins and development of the role of soldier-policemen: the gendarmeries of nineteenth-century Europe. The author presents a detailed account of the French Gendarmeries from the old regime up to the First World War, and looks at the reasons for how and why this model came to be exported across continental Europe in the wake of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic armies. In particular their role is examined within the differing national contexts of Italy, Germany and the Habsburg Empire. The gendarmeries, it is argued, played a significant role in establishing the state, particularly in rural areas. As the physical manifestation of the state, gendarmes carried the state's law and a promise of protection, whilst at the same time ensuring in turn that the state received its annual levies of conscripts and taxes This account fully explores how the organisation and style of nineteenth-century soldier-policing in France developed in such a way that it brought the idea of the state and the state's law to much of twentieth-century continental Europe.

    • History

American Visions of Europe

Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson
Author: John Lamberton Harper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566285
Category: History
Page: 378
View: 5809
Traces the persistent influence on world affairs of the views of three principal political figures--Franklin Roosevelt, George Kennan, and Dean Acheson--who differed over how much America should involve itself in Europe and what the balance of power between Europe and America should be.

    • History

Kings, Nobles and Commoners

States and Societies in Early Modern Europe
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860649868
Category: History
Page: 198
View: 8776
Kings, Nobles and Commoners takes head-on the leading questions in the history of early modern Europe--questions vital for an understanding of the period, and now at the top of the history agenda for academics, students and general readers. Was religion the badge of identity and inspiration for the state? What was the nature of the state? Did Protestantism lead to political and economic progress and Catholicism to absolutism, decadence and extinction? Jeremy Black's revisionist history shows that while "bourgeois" Protestant states like the Netherlands and Britain prospered and, in Britain's case, became a global power. "Reactionary" Catholic states like Austria and France at various times remained stable until the deluge of the French Revolution. "Absolutism" was no myth, but absolutist states still had to rule with consent. Jeremy Black links these themes into a rich and coherent tapestry to give the clearest and most authoritative picture of the complexities of the early modern period.

    • History

Europe since 1870

an international history
Author: James Joll
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 541
View: 7646

    • History

Fighters in the Shadows

A New History of the French Resistance
Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067491502X
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 793
Robert Gildea’s penetrating history of France during World War II sweeps aside the French Resistance of a thousand clichés. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris’s liberation in 1944.

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Rebellions and Revolutions

China from the 1800s to 2000
Author: Jack Gray
Publisher: Short Oxford History of the Modern World
ISBN: 0198700695
Category: History
Page: 493
View: 5921
Series: Short Oxford History of the Modern World* Focuses on China's problems of development--the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of 1949* Draws from recently opened archival research to examine economic growth, update Chinese foreign policy, and to offer a revised account of the Tiananmen Incident

    • History

The Making of Modern Europe, 1648–1780


Author: Geoffrey Treasure
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134417659
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 7568
This reissue of a classic textbook has been revised and updated with a new introduction by the author. Geoffrey Treasure provides a thoroughly comprehensive account of the European experience at a time when so much of what is today identified as 'modern' began to take shape. Discussing key issues of the period, The Making of Modern Europe, 1647–1980 examines: the evolution of the developing society detailed studies of the people, their environment, attitudes and beliefs economic aspects the growth of the states politics, war and diplomacy religion, intellectualism and science. This work provides an excellent grounding for the study of seventeenth and eighteenth-century European history.

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Europe Transformed

1878-1919
Author: Norman Stone
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631213772
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 3006
This book provides readers with an introduction to the complex era from 1878 to the end of World War I.

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Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914


Author: Robin W. Winks,Joan Neuberger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195156218
Category: History
Page: 396
View: 3832
The authors chronicle the political, economic, and social changes that revolutionised Europe during the long 19th century. From the Congress of Vienna through the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo, the narrative takes students throughthe complex events of the century in a clear and cogent way.