A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe
Author: David S. Mason
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781538113288
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Release: 2018-06-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, this text provides a concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment to the present day, focusing on the causes and consequences of revolution; the origins and development of human rights and democracy, and issues of European identity and integration.

A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe
Author: David S. Mason
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781442205352
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Release: 2011-01-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, A Concise History of Modern Europe provides a readable, succinct history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present day. Avoiding a detailed, lengthy chronology, the book focuses on key events and ideas to explore the causes and consequences of revolutions—be they political, economic, or scientific; the origins and development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity. Any reader needing a broad overview of the sweep of European history since 1789 will find this book, published in a first edition under the title Revolutionary Europe, an engaging and cohesive narrative.

A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe
Author: David Stewart Mason
Pages: 229
ISBN: 1442205334
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Release: 2011
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rev. ed. of: Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1989.

A History of Modern Europe

A History of Modern Europe
Author: Albert S. Lindemann
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781118321577
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Release: 2012-12-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from thedefeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting majorhistorical themes in an authoritative and compellingnarrative. Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the earlynineteenth century through the early twenty-first century Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, conciseperspective on European history Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historicalthemes Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern Europeanhistory, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with thefield

Magic and Superstition in Europe

Magic and Superstition in Europe
Author: Michael David Bailey
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0742533875
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic, witchcraft, and superstitious practices such as popular spells or charms from antiquity to the present day. Focusing especially on Europe in the medieval and early modern eras, Michael Bailey also explores the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems_particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca_from Europe to the United States. He examines how magic and superstition have been defined in various historical eras and how these constructions have changed over time. He considers the ways in which specific categories of magic have been condemned, and how those identified as magicians or witches have been persecuted and prosecuted in various societies. Although conceptions of magic have changed over time, the author shows how magic has almost always served as a boundary marker separating socially acceptable actions from illicit ones, and more generally the known and understood from the unknown and occult.

Early Modern Europe

Early Modern Europe
Author: Euan Cameron
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780191606816
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Release: 2001-02-15
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity. Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time. The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in life beyond the raw historical data.

A Concise History of the Modern World

A Concise History of the Modern World
Author: William Woodruff
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9781349133338
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Release: 1993-07-20
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an ever-shrinking world, the need for a global perspective in dealing with the modern world has become acute. This book attempts to provide such a perspective by investigating the major changes in geopolitics and world economy during the past 500 years. However compact, it enables us to understand the present unravelling of Communism and the growing challenge from Asia to Western Superiority. It is shown that in so many ways the problems of the contemporary world spring from the unprecedented era of western domination, which the non-western world is now trying to unlive.

A Concise History of Switzerland

A Concise History of Switzerland
Author: Clive H. Church,Randolph C. Head
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781107244191
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Release: 2013-05-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.

The European World 1500 1800

The European World 1500   1800
Author: Beat Kümin
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781317950721
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Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transitional phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of specialists, and derived from a perennially successful undergraduate course, it offers a student-friendly introduction to all major themes and processes of early modern history. Structured in four parts dealing with socio-economic, religious, cultural and political issues, it adopts a deliberately broad geographical perspective: Western and Central Europe receive particular attention, but dedicated chapters also explore the wider global context. For this thoroughly revised and improved second edition, the authors have added three new chapters on ‘Politics and Government’, ‘Impact of War' and ‘Revolution’ Specially designed to assist learning, The European World 1500-1800 features: state-of-the-art surveys of key topics written by an international team of historians suggestions for seminar discussion and further reading extracts from primary sources and generous illustrations, including maps a glossary of key terms and concepts a chronology of major events a full index of persons, places and subjects a fully-featured companion website, enhanced for this new edition The European World 1500-1800 will be essential reading for all students embarking on the discovery of the early modern period.

European Socialism

European Socialism
Author: William Smaldone
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781786611598
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Release: 2019-10-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century. Striving for sweeping social, economic, cultural, and political change, socialists were a diverse lot. However, they were united by principles asserting the social and political equality of all people, ideas that won the adherence of millions and struck fear in the hearts of their numerous opponents. William Smaldone shows how, over the course of 200 years, socialists successfully promoted the democratization of European society and a more equitable division of wealth. At the same time, he illustrates how conflicts over the means of achieving their aims divided them into rival “socialist” and “communist” currents, a rift that undercut the struggle against fascism and helped lay the groundwork for Europe’s division during the Cold War. Although many predicted the demise of socialism as a potent force after the end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union’s dissolution, and the rise of neo-liberal ideology, recent developments show that such a judgment was premature. The author argues that the growth of new socialist parties across Europe indicates that socialist ideas remain vibrant in the face of capitalism’s failure to solve chronic social and economic problems, especially following the deep global crisis that began in 2008. Combining an analytical narrative with a selection of primary texts and visual images, this book provides undergraduate students with a brief, readable history, including an overview of how socialist political movements have evolved over time and stressing the rich diversity that has characterized socialism’s foundations from its beginning. This new edition brings this text up to date and examines the European socialist movement in the face of 21st century challenges. It includes a new preface, including the 2017 American election, updated bibliographies, two new chapters and an afterword.

European Integration

European Integration
Author: Mark Gilbert
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781538106822
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Release: 2020-08-19
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this book remains the standard for concise histories of the European Union. Mark Gilbert offers a clear and balanced narrative of European integration since its inception to the present, set in the wider history of the post-war period. Gilbert concludes by considering the Union’s future in light of the mood of crisis that has taken hold in the EU in the aftermath of the global recession, the refugee crisis, and Brexit.

Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe

Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe
Author: Mary Lindemann
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780521425926
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Concise and accessible introduction to health and healing in Europe from 1500 to 1800.

A Concise History of Austria

A Concise History of Austria
Author: Steven Beller
Pages: 334
ISBN: 0521478863
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Release: 2006
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Steven Beller's gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, from German borderland, to dynastic enterprise, imperial house, Central European great power, failed Alpine republic, German province, and then successful Alpine republic, building up a picture of the layers of Austrian identity and heritage and their diverse sources. It is a story full of anomalies and ironies, a case study of the other side of European history, without the easy answers of more clearly national narratives, and hence far more relevant to today's world.

Early Modern Europe 1450 1789

Early Modern Europe  1450 1789
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,University Merry E Wiesner-Hanks
Pages: 495
ISBN: 0521005213
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Release: 2006-03-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Accessible, engaging textbook offering an innovative account of people's lives in the early modern period.

A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History

A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History
Author: Ute Lotz-Heumann
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781351243278
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Release: 2019-01-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History not only provides instructors with primary sources of a manageable length and translated into English, it also offers students a concise explanation of their context and meaning. By covering different areas of early modern life through the lens of contemporaries’ experiences, this book serves as an introduction to the early modern European world in a way that a narrative history of the period cannot. It is divided into six subject areas, each comprising between twelve and fourteen explicated sources: I. The fabric of communities: Social interaction and social control; II. Social spaces: Experiencing and negotiating encounters; III. Propriety, legitimacy, fi delity: Gender, marriage, and the family; IV. Expressions of faith: Offi cial and popular religion; V. Realms intertwined: Religion and politics; and, VI. Defining the religious other: Identities and conflicts. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular.

History of Europe

History of Europe
Author: Rohit Majumdar
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9353883318
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Release: 2020-08-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A concise textbook on the history of Europe viewed through the lens of economy, technology, information politics and war.History of Europe helps students, teachers and enthusiasts of history to gain an understanding of the genesis of modern Europe. The book has been structured in an unconventional yet logical manner, keeping in mind the difficulty students face while relating facts and time periods in history. It is segregated into four modules, which bring in multiple angles to provide an all-encompassing perspective of European history along with a parallel understanding of world history, thus establishing a holistic framework of the events. The modules cover Renaissance to pre-Napoleonic era, holocausts to consolidation of global sustainability, Cold War era, and the conflict and culture in European globalization since 1989.Thorough integration maps, illustrations and special vignettes make the textbook interactive, informative and illustrative for students to easily internalize and recollect the major events and their causes and consequences.Key Features:* A unique learning experience of history through extensive chronological detailing and multiple parallels of events* Includes forty-one maps, which act as visual guides to the geography of politics, campaigns, battles and expansion of empires* Commentary sections summarizing the key themes and examining global and comparative developments going beyond the geographic framework* First-hand notes and commentaries of the First and Second World Wars and eyewitness accounts* Extensive source citations along with weblinks and suggestions for further reading

A Concise History of Portugal

A Concise History of Portugal
Author: David Birmingham
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0521536863
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Release: 2003-11-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An updated edition of a classic introduction to Portugal's history.

History of Modern Europe

History of Modern Europe
Author: VD Mahajan
Pages: 936
ISBN: 8121903386
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Release: 1988
Editor: S. Chand Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Students of B.A, M.A and also useful for competitive examinations

A Concise History of the World

A Concise History of the World
Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781107028371
Available:
Release: 2015-10-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers.

Early Modern Europe 1450 1789

Early Modern Europe  1450 1789
Author: Merry E. Wiesner
Pages: 563
ISBN: 9781107031067
Available:
Release: 2013-02-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The title of this book, and perhaps also of the course for which you are reading it, is Early Modern Europe. The dates in the title inform you about the chronological span covered (1450-1789), but they do not explain the designation "early modern." Thatterm was developed by historians seeking to refine an intellectual model first devised during this very period, when scholars divided European history into three parts: ancient (to the end of the Roman Empire in the west in the fifth century), medieval (from the fifth century to the fifteenth), and modern (from the fifteenth century to their own time). In this model, the break between the Middle Ages and the modern era was marked by the first voyage of Columbus (1492) and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation (1517), though some scholars, especially those who focused on Italy, set the break somewhat earlier with the Italian Renaissance. This three-part periodization became extremely influential, and as the modern era grew longer and longer, historians began to divide it into "early modern" - from the Renaissance or Columbus to the French Revolution in 1789 - and what we might call "truly modern" - from the French Revolution to whenever they happened to be writing"--