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Barricades and Borders Europe 1800-1914

ISBN-10: 0199253005

ISBN-13: 9780199253005

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Gildea

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This is a comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d'etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, which led to the First World War. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in the early part of the century but which increasingly became rival creeds. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation of capital, social mobility, education, changing patterns of leisure, religious practices, and intellectual and artistic developments. The work falls into three chronological sections. The first, starting in 1800 (rather than the more usual 1815) follows the build-up of the revolutionary currents which were eventually going to erupt in the `Year of Revolutions' 1848. The second, from 1850 to 1880, deals with the golden age of capitalism, the successful culmination of struggles for national unification, and the threat of anarchism. The concluding chapters look at the social and political stresses caused by socialism and national minorities, at new attempts by government to order society, imperial rivalry, and the descent into a war which was to mark the end of nineteenth-century Europe. For this third edition, Dr Gildea has substantially revised the text and maps, and completely updated the bibliography. Newly-added introductory sections guide the reader through the wealth of material in each chapter. The new edition also includes for the first time a full Chronology of the period, a list of leading state ministers, and family trees for all the major dynasties.
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

List of Maps
List of Tables
Europe 1800-1850
The Quickening Pace
Napoleonic Europe
Metternich's Europe
The Revolutions of 1848
Hierarchies of Culture
Europe 1850-1880
Mid-Century Prosperity
Nationalism and Unification
Revolution Contained
Mid-Century Culture
Europe 1880-1914
The Struggle for Economic Supremacy
Problems of National Integration
The Race for Empire
The Management of Society
Culture at the Turn of the Century
The Break-Up of Nineteenth-Century Europe
Bibliography
Biographical Dictionary of Major Figures
Index