Concise History of Modern Europe Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

ISBN-10: 1442205342
ISBN-13: 9781442205345
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: David S. Mason
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Boxes, Illustration, and Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to and Acknowledgments for the First Edition
Introduction: Change and Tradition in Europe
Timeline of European History
The Old Regime and the Enlightenment
The Old Regime in France
The Enlightenment
The Impact of the Enlightenment
The French Revolution and Napoleon
1789: The Revolution Begins
The Radical Republic and the Terror
Napoleon and Europe
The Industrial Revolution and the Birth of Capitalism
Causes of the Industrial Revolution
Socioeconomic Consequences of Industrialization
The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
1848: The People's 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 1848
Marx, Marxism, and Socialism
Karl Marx
The Communist Manifesto
Marxist Theory
The Idea of Communism
The Legacy of Marxism
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 Darwinism
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 Unification
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 Imperialism
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 War
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 Revolution
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 II
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 Perestroika
1989: The Collapse of Communism and 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 1989
The European Union: Europe United and Free?
Origins of the Common Market
From Common Market to EU
Expansion to Eastern Europe
The European Superpower?
What Is Europe?
Conclusion: Europe in the Twenty-first Century
Notes
Glossary
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Index
About the Author

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