The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848

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Clarendon Press, 1994 - Political Science - 894 pages
This is the only modern study of European international politics to cover the entire timespan from 1763 to 1848. Paul Schroeder's comprehensive and authoritative volume charts the course of international history over this turbulent period, in which the map of Europe was redrawn time and timeagain. He examines the wars, political crises, and diplomatic opportunities of the age, many of which - the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the Congress of Vienna and its aftermath - had far-reaching consequences for modern Europe. This book is a worthy complement to A. J. P. Taylor's classic TheStruggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918 _
 

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Contents

THE EUROPEAN SYSTEM 17631787
3
WAR AND REVOLUTION 17871792
53
THE FIRST COALITION 17921797
100
THE SECOND COALITION 17981802 177 4 THE SECOND COALITION 17981802
177
THE THIRD COALITION 18021805
231
FROM PRESSBURG TO TILSIT 18061807
287
TILSIT UNDERMINED 18071809
324
NAPOLEONS EMPIRE AND
371
Germany
699
The Polish Revolt and the European Reaction
705
Two Sideshows
709
DECEPTIVE CALM AND STORMS 18331841
712
Spain Portugal and the Western Powers
720
The First Eastern Crisis Over Ottoman Survival
726
The Second Eastern Crisis Over European Hegemony
736
The Great Game in Asia to 1842
756

Britain and the Continental System
383
The Crisis in France and the War against Europe 398 I The Crisis in France and the War against Europe
412
BEGINNING AND END 18121813 445 10 BEGINNING AND END 18121813
445
WAR ENDED PEACE LAUNCHED 18131814
477
THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA 18141815
517
THE CONGRESS ERA 18151823
583
GREECE AND THE RUSSOTURKISH WAR
637
REVOLUTIONS PROGRESS AND STANDSTILL
666
Italy
691
THE SHADOW OF REVOLUTION 18411848
764
The AngloFrench Entente 18411846
765
Austria and Italy
775
Germany and Central Europe 18411848
782
The Outlook in 1848
797
BIBLIOGRAPHY
805
INDEX
879
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Paul Schroeder is author of The Axis Alliance and Japanese-American Relations 1941 (Cornell University Press, 1958), Metternich's Diplomacy at its Zenith 1820-1823 (University of Texas Press, 1962; pbk 1976), and Austria, Great Britain, and the Crimean War: The Destruction of the European Concert (Cornell University Press, 1972). He is on the editorial board of, amongst others, International History Review, and American Historical Review, and was elected Peace Fellow by the United States Institute of Peace in 1992.

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