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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Europe: 1789-1914

Stefan Berger (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9259-0
560 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
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List of Illustrations.

List of Maps.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction (Stefan Berger, University of Manchester).

Part I: The Idea of 'Europeanness' and the Construction of European Identity.

1. Insiders and Outsiders. Borders in Nineteenth Century Europe (Bo Stråth, European University Institute of Florence).

2. Visual Representations of Europe in the Nineteenth Century: the Age of Nationalism and Imperialism (Michael Wintle, University of Amsterdam).

Part II: Agriculture, Industry and Social Change.

3. Rural Society and Agricultural Revolution (Hamish Graham, Victory University of Wellington).

4. Industrial Revolution, Commerce and Trade (Robert Lee, University of Liverpool).

5. Demography, Urbanisation and Migration (Robert Lee, University of Liverpool).

6. Lords and Peasants (Carl Levy, Goldsmiths College, London).

7. Bourgeois Society (Pamela Pilbeam, Royal Holloway College, University of London).

8. The Disappearance of the Traditional Artisan (James R. Farr, Purdue University).

9. The Social Condition of the Working Class (Jutta Schwarzkopf, University of Hannover).

Part III: Political Developments.

10. Revolutions and Revolutionaries: Histories, Concepts and Myths (Sharif Gemie, University of Glamorgan).

11. The Rise of the Modern Leviathan (Jörn Leonhard, University of Jena).

12. The Democratic Experience (John Garrard, University of Salford).

13. Labour Movements (Stefan Berger, University of Manchester).

14. National Movements (Stefan Berger, University of Manchester).

15. The Woman Question (Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan).

Part IV: Intellectual Developments and Religion.

16. Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism (Edmund Neill, University of Oxford).

17. Social Darwinism and Race (Mike Hawkins, Kingston University).

18. Catholicism (Oded Heilbronner, University of Hebrew University, Jerusalem).

19. Protestantism (Anthony Steinhoff, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga).

20. Orthodoxy (Shane P. O'Rourke, University of York).

21. The Jews: a European Minority (David Rechter, University of Oxford).

Part V: Cultural Developments.

22. European Culture in the Nineteenth Century (James A. Winders, Appalachian State University).

23. Schooling: Culture and the State (Sharif Gemie, University of Glamorgan).

24. The Age of Historism (Matthew Jefferies, University of Manchester).

25. The Century of Science (Kathy Olesko, Georgetown University, Washington, DC).

26. Police and the Law (Chris A. Williams, Open University).

27. The Cultural History of Crime (Daniel M. Vyleta, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge).

28. Medical Discourses (John C. Waller, University of Melbourne).

29. Sexuality (Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh).

Part VI: The International System, Colonialism and War.

30. Restrained Competition: International Relations (William Mulligan, University of Glasgow).

31. War (Ute Frevert, Yale University).

32. Colonialism (Trutz von Trotha, University of Siegen).

Bibliography.

Index.

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Stefan Berger is Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester. He is the author of numerous books, including Inventing the Nation: Germany (2004), Social Democracy and the Working Class in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Germany (2000), and The Search for Normality: National Identity and Historical Consciousness in Germany Since 1800 (1997, second edition, 2003). He is co-editor of, among other works, Writing History: Theory and Practice (co-author, 2003), Historikerdialoge (2003), Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 (1999), and Policy Concertation and Social Partnership in Western Europe (2002).
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  • 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
See More
"The nature of the writing is impressive, and any library owning this volume, and other Blackwell Companions, will be a rich library indeed. This book works well as a text for further study at undergraduate level and beyond; it works well as a collection of enjoyable reads; and most importantly, it works well as a reference resource and study aid." (Reference Reviews)

"The volume includes a wealth of interesting and useful information. It provides a clear and concise introduction to many important topics in the history of nineteenth-century Europe. The helpful bibliographic essays at the close of each chapter and the comprehensive bibliography at the end of the book should provide students with additional resources as they pursue their research." (H-Net Reviews)

"Readers who bring to this book a reasonably strong background and an open mind will be well rewarded." (Choice)

"A scintillating volume, full of detailed and thought-provoking contributions." (English Historical Review)

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