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A History of Modern Europe, Volume 2

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A classic in its field, loved by instructors and students for its narrative flair, humor, authority, and comprehensive coverage. More than 100,000 copies sold! 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. New theme of empire Volume I examines the rise of the Ottoman empire and its multicultural composition, compares English and Spanish empires in the New World, and discusses both the expansion of the British empire into the Pacific and the expansion of the Russian empire and the decline of independent Poland. Volume II considers the new imperialism and the second industrial revolution and the permeable boundary between rulers and ruled, and presents decolonization in the context of the Cold War. A new discussion of the British withdrawal from Kenya is a reminder of the violence at the heart of empire. Single author?narrative flair and a consistent approach Professor Merriman is a seasoned teacher and talented historian. He offers a carefully crafted narrative, grounded in chronology, full of wonderful characters, and set off with a sense of humor. The single-author narrative guides students through a vast amount of complex material, integrating the many aspects of the European experience into a larger, interconnected whole. The result is an accessible narrative, with a balance between political and social history.
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Table of Contents

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

About the Author

John Merriman is the Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale University. A specialist in nineteenth century French history, Merriman earned his Ph. D at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including The Margins of City Life: Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815-1851; Red City: Limoges and the French Nineteenth Century; The Agony of the Republic: The Repression of the Left in Revolutionary France, 1848-1851; and, most recently, The Stones of Balazuc: A French Village in Time (Norton, 2002). He regularly teaches the survey of modern European history at Yale.

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