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A Companion to Nineteenth-century Europe: 1789 - 1914 (Blackwell Companions to European History)

Berger, Stefan

Additional information: This Companion provides an overview of European history during the "long" nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914. Consisting of 32 chapters written by leading international scholars, it balances coverage of political, diplomatic and international history with discussion of economic, social and cultural concerns. The volume is divided into six parts, exploring: The idea of "Europeanness" and the construction of European identity, The transition from an agricultural society to one based on industrial production and international trade, Political developments, including the ‘age of revolution', Labour movements and the role of state and nation, Intellectual history, for example the new ideologies of Liberalism and SocialismThemes in cultural history, such as literacy, science, policing and sexuality, The development of the international system of great powers, and the related questions of war, empire and colonialism. Throughout, the contributors cover both Eastern and Western European states, including Britain, and pay considerable attention to smaller countries as well as to the great powers. They also explicitly compare particular phenomena and developments across Europe as a whole.

Classmarks: 6504

Subjects: Europe--History--1789-1900  Europe--History--1871-1918  Europe--Social conditions--1789-1900  Europe--Social conditions--20th century  Europe-Civilization-19th century  Europe-Civilization-19th century 

ISBN: 9781405113205

Description: 560 p.

Publication date: 2006

Publisher: Malden: Wiley-Blackwell

Order number: 0029