The Birth of the Modern: World Society, 1815-1830

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1991 - History - 1095 pages
From the bestselling author of Modern Times, A History of the Jews, and Intellectuals, a provocative, challenging, and readable history of 15 years that laid the foundations of the modern world. The period after Waterloo (1815-1830), traditionally viewed as an Age of Reaction, was astonishly fertile in new ideas and, Johnson maintains, the modern world. 16 pages of halftones.

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Paul Johnson is a British journalist, a believing Catholic--and a conservative. That will put some people off--although it's notable I saw more than one review from readers who said in spite of that ... Read full review

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This is a very dry, "clever" book which, in my humble opinion, does not carry its argument: namely, that the 15 years from 1815 to 1830 were the period in which "life as we know it" was created. I ... Read full review

Contents

two The Congress Dances
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and return 75 Before during and after the Battle
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THREE The End of the Wilderness
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Paul Johnson lives in London.

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