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Europe and the Making of Modernity

1815-1914

the late Robin W. Winks and Joan Neuberger

Publication Date - April 2005

ISBN: 9780195156225

416 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $84.99

Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 is a clear and engaging chronicle of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes that transformed Europe during the nineteenth century.

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Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 is a clear and engaging chronicle of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes that transformed Europe during the nineteenth century. An introduction neatly summarizes the major issues and events of the French Revolution, while a sweeping narrative takes readers from the Congress of Vienna to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo. Employing the latest research, the book incorporates discussions of gender, nationalism, imperialism, the rise of the new working and middle classes, and the ways in which artists represented the modern world to new audiences. It also provides a unique integration of the history of Eastern Europe into the story. Winks and Neuberger explore how European societies responded to the challenges of the French and Industrial Revolutions with the invention of modern political parties and the rise of modern nationalism and the nation-state. They chart the spread of democratic institutions and the obstacles to democratic reform in a world where rapid change confronted a tenacious past. Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 examines the creation of European modernity during the nineteenth century through conflicts over identity, sovereignty, prosperity, security, and human nature. Featuring chronologies, supplemental reading lists, maps, and illustrations for ease of reference, the book is ideal for undergraduate courses on nineteenth-century European history.

Table of Contents

    Preface by Robin Winks
    Introduction
    Modernity
    Eighteenth-century Background
    The Enlightenment
    The French Revolution
    1. Restoration and Revolution, 1815-1840
    The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815
    The Persistence of Revolution, 1820-1823
    Serbian and Greek Independence, 1804-1829
    The Decembrist Revolt in Russia, 1825
    The Revolutions of 1830
    France
    National Independence in Belgium
    Nationalist Revolutions in Poland, Italy, and Germany
    Reform without Revolution: Great Britain
    The Counter Revolution in Russia
    The Lessons of 1830
    2. Romanticism
    An Age of Feeling and Poetry, 1790-1830
    Music
    Painting
    Architecture
    Religion and Philosophy
    Romantic Nationalism and the Return of the Past
    Melodrama and Popular Romanticism
    3. The Industrial Age Begins
    Industrial Growth
    Precursors: Agriculture, Demography, and Markets
    Momentum
    Trains: The Ultimate Machine
    Why Britain?
    The Challenge of Industrialization
    France
    Germany
    Italy
    Austria
    The Balkans
    "Core-Periphery" Industrialization
    Russia
    4. Social Change and Social Life
    Class
    Population Growth and Redistribution
    Rural Society
    Peasants
    Rural Elites
    Cities
    Workers
    Social Mobility
    Middle Classes
    Religious Minorities
    5. Ideas and Ideologies
    Conservatism
    Liberalism
    Economic Liberalism
    Utilitarian Liberalism
    Humantarian Liberalism
    Toward Democracy: The Vote
    Socialism
    Utopian Socialism
    Karl Marx and Marxism
    Marxism after 1848
    Apostles of Violence and Non-Violence
    Anarchists
    Christian Socialists and Christian Democrats
    Mass Political Movements
    6. The Revolutions of 1848
    Causes
    Nationalism in the 1840s
    Political Activism
    The Hungry Forties
    The Revolutions of 1848
    France
    Italy
    Germany
    Austrian Empire
    Great Britain and Russia
    Consequences of 1848
    7. Building the Modern Nation-State, 1850-1880
    The Crimean War
    France: The Second Empire
    Unification of Italy and Germany
    Italy
    Germany
    The Paris Commune
    Germany: The Nation-State
    The Habsburg Empire
    Compromise and the Dual Monarchy
    The Nationality Question under the Dual Monarchy: Austria
    The Nationality Question under the Dual Monarchy: Hungary
    New States in Ottoman Europe
    Poles of Reform
    The Russian Empire and the Great Reforms
    Great Britain and the Cult of Progress
    8. Realism, Reason, and Respectability
    The Economic Boom and Second Industrial Revolution
    France and Germany
    Russia and Italy
    Austria-Hungary
    Urbanization and Migration
    Respectability
    Darwinism, 1859-1871
    Realism in the Arts
    Literature
    Music
    Painting
    Sculpture, Monument, Architecture
    Photography
    9. The Age of Imperialism, 1870-1914
    Motives for Imperialism
    Money
    Power
    Security
    Ideology
    British Rule in India
    Imperialism in East Asia
    The "Scramble for Africa"
    Conflicts in Africa After Partition
    Fashoda
    The Boer War
    Russia: Between Nation and Empire
    Imperialism at Home
    Mass Nationalism and Racism
    Economic and Political Consequences of Imperialism
    10. Challenges to Modernity, 1890-1914
    City Life: Fin de siécle and Belle Époque
    Growth of the Urban Population
    The Workers' Challenge
    The Women's Challenge
    Leisure and Mass Culture
    The Cultural Challenge: Modernism
    Painting
    Music
    The Other Arts
    Modern Scientific Theory: Discontinuity, Randomness, and Relativity
    Social Sciences
    11. Political Polarization and Conflict, 1870-1914
    Imperial Germany, 1880-1914
    Great Britain: Protest on Three Fronts, 1867-1914
    France: The Third Republic, 1870-1914
    Italy after Unification, 1870-1914
    Russian Reaction and Revolution, 1881-1914
    The Revolution of 1905
    The Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1867-1914
    Conflicts among Nationalities
    The Road to War

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