Europe 1715-1919: From Enlightenment to World War

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Dec 9, 2003 - History - 320 pages
Europe 1715-1919 explores the tumultuous period in European history between the Age of Enlightenment and World War I. By integrating political, social, economic, and cultural history, Shirley Elson Roessler and Reny Miklos provide an entertaining and comprehensive account of the emergence of modern Europe. With clear and eloquent prose, the book explains the ideas of the Enlightenment and their effect on the social fabric of Europe, the watershed of the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the advances of the Industrial Revolution, and the centrifugal forces of nationalism that led, ultimately, to the disaster of World War I. Eminently readable, Europe 1715-1919 will appeal to students, scholars, and all interested in the history of modern Europe.
 

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Contents

1 IDEAS SHAPE THE MODERN STATE
1
2 WAR REVOLUTION AND THE MODERN STATE
57
3 INDUSTRIALIZATION SHAPES THE NATIONSTATE
117
4 WAR REVOLUTION AND THE NATIONSTATE
183
APPENDIX
249
BIBLIOGRAPHY
293
INDEX
297
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
317
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Shirley Elson Roessler teaches in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the award-winning book Out of the Shadows: Women and Politics in the French Revolution, 1789-1795. Reny Miklos is an instructor in the College Preparation program of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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