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History of Modern Europe, Volume 2: From the French Revolution to the Present/3rd Edition

History of Modern Europe, Volume 2: From the French Revolution to the Present/3rd Edition

John Merriman

ISBN: 978-0-393-93385-7

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List of Maps

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART FOUR REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE, 1789–1850

Chapter 12 The French Revolution

The Old Regime in Crisis

The First Stages of the Revolution

Consolidating the Revolution

War and the Second Revolution

The Final Stages of the Revolution

Perspectives on the French Revolution

Chapter 13 Napoleon and Europe

Napoleon’s Rise to Power

Consolidation of Power

The Foundations of the French Empire

The Tide Turns against Napoleon

Monarchical Restoration and Napoleon’s Return

Napoleon’s Legacy

Chapter 14 The Industrial Revolution

Preconditions for Transformation

A Variety of National Industrial Experiences

The Middle Classes

Middle-Class Culture

The Ambiguities of Liberalism: Voluntarism versus State Intervention

Impact of the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Work and Workers

The Origins of European Socialism

Conclusion

Chapter 15 Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe

The Post-Napoleonic Settlement

Restoration Europe

Liberalism

Romanticism

Stirrings of Revolt

Other Liberal Assaults on the Old Order

Nationalist Dreams

Crisis and Compromise in Great Britain

Conclusion

Chapter 16 The Revolutions of 1848

Revolutionary Mobilization

The Elusive Search for Revolutionary Consensus

Counter-Revolution

The Legacy of 1848

PART FIVE THE AGE OF MASS POLITICS

Chapter 17 The Era of National Unification

The Political Unification of Italy

The Unification of Germany

National Awakenings in the Habsburg Lands

Conclusion

Chapter 18 The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Parliamentary Britain, Tsarist Russia, and Republican France

Victorian Britain

Tsarist Russia

France: Second Empire and Third Republic

Republican France

Conclusion

Chapter 19 Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870–1914

The Second Industrial Revolution

Social Change

Cultural Changes: Education and Religion

The Consumer Explosion

Conclusion

Chapter 20 Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing World

State Social Reform

Cultural Ferment

Conclusion

Chapter 21 The Age of Europe an Imperialism

From Colonialism to Imperialism

The “New Imperialism” and the Scramble for Africa

The Europe an Powers in Asia

Domination of Indigenous Peoples

Assessing the Goals of Europe an Imperialism

Conclusion

PART SIX CATACLYSM

Chapter 22 The Great War

Entangling Alliances

The Europe of Two Armed Camps, 1905–1914

The Final Crisis

The Outbreak of War

The Changing Nature of War

The War Rages On

The Final Stages of the War

The Impact of the War

Conclusion

Chapter 23 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

War and Revolution

The October Revolution

Civil War

The Soviet Union

Chapter 24 The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s

The End of the War

National and Ethnic Challenges

Economic and Social Instability

Political Instability

Artists and Intellectuals in the Waste Land

Chapter 25 The Europe of Economic Depression and Dictatorship

Economies in Crisis

The Dynamics of Fascis

The Third Reich

The Soviet Union under Stalin

The Spanish Civil War

Conclusion

Chapter 26 World War II

The Coming of World War II

The War in Europe Begins

A Global War

Hitler’s Europe

The Tide Turns

Allied Victory

Conclusion

PART SEVEN EUROPE IN THE POST-WAR ERA

Chapter 27 Rebuilding Divided Europe

In the Wake of Devastation

Economic Recovery and Prosperity, the Welfare State, and European Economic Cooperation

Politics in the West in the Post-War Era

Political Realignments

Changing Contours of Life

Conclusion

Chapter 28 The Cold War and the End of European Empires

Cold War

Decolonization

Conclusion

Chapter 29 Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of Communism

Politics in a Changing Western World

Religious and Ethnic Conflicts

The Fall of Communism

Conclusion

Chapter 30 Global Challenges: “Fortress Europe,” European Cooperation, and the Uncertainties of a New Age

Immigration to Europe

European Community, European Union

Opposition to Globalization

The Threat of Terrorism

Conclusion

Further Readings

Credits

Index