Revolutionary Europe 1780–1850

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 21, 2017 - History - 426 pages
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Jonathan Sperber’s Revolutionary Europe 1780–1850 is a history of Europe in the age of the French Revolution, from the end of the old regime to the outcome of the revolutions of 1848. Fully revised and updated, this second edition provides a continent-wide history of the key political events and social transformation that took place within this turbulent period, extending as far as their effects within the European colonial society of the Caribbean.

Key features include

  • analyses of the movement from society’s old regime of orders to a civil society of property owners; the varied consequences of rapid population increase and the spread of market relations in the economy; and the upshot of these changes for political life, from violent revolutions and warfare to dramatic reforms and peaceful mass movements

  • a lively account of the events of the period and a thorough analysis of the political, cultural and socioeconomic transformations that shaped them

  • a look into the lives of ordinary people amidst the social and economic developments of the time

  • a range of maps depicting the developments in Europe’s geographic scope between 1789 and 1848, including for the 1820, 1830 and 1848 revolutions.

Revolutionary Europe 1780–1850 is the perfect introduction for students of the history of the French Revolution and the history of Europe more broadly.


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I picked up this textbook after reading Sperber's great short survey of the revolutions of 1848 and am not disappointed. It's clearly organized and vigorously argued, subtle and creative in the many ... Read full review


The Age of Revolution After 230 Years
Chapter 1 Europe at the End of the Old Regime
France 178999
Chapter 3 The French Revolution and Europe
Chapter 4 Napoleons Europe
Chapter 5 Social and Economic Change 17801850
Chapter 6 The Shapes of Public Life 181550
Chapter 7 In the Shadow of the Past 181532
Chapter 8 Old Certainties and New Vistas 183051
Chapter 9 The Age of Revolution in European History
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About the author (2017)

Jonathan Sperber is the Curator's Professor at the University of Missouri, USA. His previous publications include Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life (2013) and The European Revolutions 1848-1851 (2009).

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