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A History of Modern Europe By John Merriman, Ph.D. (Yale University)

A History of Modern Europe by John Merriman, Ph.D. (Yale University)

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A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the Present by John Merriman, Ph.D. (Yale University)

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.

About John Merriman, Ph.D. (Yale University)

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.

Table of Contents

List of Maps Preface Acknowledgements PART ONE FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1 Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries Chapter 2 The Renaissance Chapter 3 The Two Reformations Chapter 4 The Wars of Religion PART TWO STATEMAKING Chapter 5 The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England Chapter 6 England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century Chapter 7 The Age of Absolutism, 1650-1720 PART THREE NEW CULTURAL AND POLITICAL HORIZON Chapter 8 The New Philosophy of Science Chapter 9 Enlightened Thought and the Republic of Letters Chapter 10 Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change Chapter 11 Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics 386 PART FOUR REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE, 1789-1850 Chapter 12 The French Revolution Chapter 13 Napoleon and Europe Chapter 14 The Industrial Revolution Chapter 15 Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe Chapter 16 The Revolutions of 1848 PART FIVE THE AGE OF MASS POLITICS Chapter 17 The Era of National Unification Chapter 18 The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Parliamentary Britain, Tsarist Russia, and Republican France Chapter 19 Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870-1914 Chapter 20 Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing World Chapter 21 The Age of Europe an Imperialism PART SIX CATACLYSM Chapter 22 The Great War Chapter 23 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union Chapter 24 The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s Chapter 25 The Europe of Economic Depression and Dictatorship Chapter 26 World War II PART SEVEN EUROPE IN THE POST-WAR ERA Chapter 27 Rebuilding Divided Europe Chapter 28 The Cold War and the End of European Empires Chapter 29 Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of Communism Chapter 30 Global Challenges: "Fortress Europe," European Cooperation, and the Uncertainties of a New Age Immigration to Europe Further Readings Credits Index

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