European Revolutions, 1492 - 1992
January 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Tables.
Series Editor's Preface.
Map 1. Europe in 1519.
Map 2. Europe in 1992..
1. Conflict, Revolt and Revolution.
2. Transformations of Europe.
Change since 1492.
From Segmented to Consolidated States.
Types of Revolutionary Situation.
Consolidation, Nationalism and Revolution.
Collective Action Contention and Revolution..
3. Revolutions, Rebellions and Civil Wars in the Low Countries and Elsewhere.
The Low Countries, Home of Bourgeois Revolution.
Political Struggle in the Netherlands.
From the Southern Netherlands to Belgium.
The Bellicose Dutch.
Assaying the Low Countries' Revolutions.
The Balkans and Hungary.
Comparisons, Connections, Conclusions..
4. The British Isles.
Britain Encounters Revolution.
Struggles for Control.
Eleven Revolutionary Decades.
Revolution's Dulled Edge..
5. Franc and Other Frances.
Bretons vs. Frenchmen.
Protestants against Catholics.
War, Taxes and Revolutionary Situations.
Civil War and Repression.
A Consolidating State.
Resistance, Counter-revolution and Terror.
Fifteen-to Twenty-year Regimes.
The Long Run of Revolution..
6. Russia and its Neighbours.
Russian, Polish-Lithuanian and Tatar States.
War and Rebellion, Rebellion and war.
Prospects of Revolution.
The 1905 Revolution.
Two More Revolutions.
Consolidation and Collapse..
7. Revolutions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Back to Eastern Europe.
Rules of Revolution?.
Five Centuries of Revolution.
Charles Tilly is University Distinguished Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York, where he directs the Center fro Studies of Social Change. His work focuses on social change and collective action, especially in Western Europe since 1500. His recent books include Coercion, Capital, and European States (Blackwell, 1989; second paperback edition, 1992), Cities and the Rise of States in Europe, AD 100-1800 (1994) and Popular Contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834 (1995). He is currently researching work and labour markets, the origins of durable inequality, and the emergence of mass national politics in France and Britain.
- Winner of the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and the Social Sciences
- An outstandingly perceptive account of the course of European history over five centuries
- Theoretically innovative and original
- Includes chronologies of all European revolutions and conflicts.