History of Modern Europe From the Renaissance to the Age of Napoleon

ISBN-10: 0393933849
ISBN-13: 9780393933840
Edition: 3rd
Authors: John Merriman
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Limited
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 587
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496

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.

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Foundations
Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries
Medieval Continuities
The Emergence of Early Modern Europe
Transforming Discoveries
Conclusion
The Renaissance
The City-States of the Italian Peninsula
A Dynamic Culture
Renaissance Art
The End of the Renaissance
The Two Reformations
The Northern Renaissance
The Roots of the Reformation
Social Background of the Reformation in the German States
The Spread of the Reformation
The Reformation in Switzerland and France
The English Reformation
The Catholic Reformation
Culture during the Two Reformations
The Legacy of the Two Reformations
The Wars of Religion
The Wars of Religion in Sixteenth-Century France
The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)
Statemaking
The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England
Economic Expansion
The Rise of Spain
The Rise of England
The Decline of Spain
Conclusion
England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century
Conflicts in Stuart England
Religious Divisions
The English Civil War
The Glorious Revolution
The Golden Age of the Dutch Republic
The Decline of the Dutch Republic
Conclusion
The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720
Theories of Absolutism
Characterizing Absolute Rule
The Balance of Power
The Habsburg Monarchy
The Rise of Prussia
The Russian and Swedish Empires
The Modern State
New Cultural and Political Horizon
The New Philosophy of Science
Changing Views of the Universe
Descartes and Newton: Competing Theories of Scientific Knowledge
The Culture of Science
Consequences of the Scientific Revolution
Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters
Enlightened Ideas
The Diffusion and Expansion of the Enlightenment
Enlightened Absolutism
Currents of the Late Enlightenment
Legacy of the Enlightenment
Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change
The Social Order
The Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution
Social Changes
Social Control
A Century of Contrasts
Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics 386
The Eighteenth-Century State System
Conflicts between the Great Powers
Political Change in Great Britain
Challenges to Established Authority
Declining Power, Disappearing State: The Ottoman Empire and Poland
Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1850
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
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
Further Readings
Credits
Index

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