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A Concise History of Modern Europe : Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

Author: David S Mason
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3. editionView all editions and formats

Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this text provides a readable, concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French  Read more...


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ISBN: 9781442236974 1442236973 9781442236981 1442236981
OCLC Number: 985588319
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Contents: List of Boxes, Illustrations, and MapsPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Revolutionary EuropeTimeline of European HistoryChapter One: The Old Regime and the Enlightenment -The Old Regime-The Enlightenment-The Impact of the EnlightenmentChapter Two: The French Revolution and Napoleon 1789: The Revolution Begins-1789: The Revolution Begins-The Radical Republic and the Terror-Napoleon and EuropeChapter Three: The Industrial Revolution and the Birth of Capitalism-Causes of the Industrial Revolution-Socioeconomic Consequences of Industrialization-The Impact of the Industrial RevolutionChapter 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 1848Chapter Five: Marx, Marxism, and Socialism-Karl Marx-The Communist Manifesto-Marxist Theory-The Idea of Communism-The Legacy of MarxismChapter 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 DarwinismChapter 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 UnificationChapter 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 ImperialismChapter 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 WarChapter 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 RevolutionChapter 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 IIChapter Twelve: Europe Divided, the Cold War, and Decolonization-The Division of Europe-The Onset of the Cold War-Decolonization-Postwar Western Europe-Eastern Europe after the War-Conclusions: From Cold War to PerestroikaChapter 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 1989Chapter 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 StatesNotesGlossarySuggestions for Additional ReadingIndexAbout the Author
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