Each book is specifically designed with the non-specialist reader in mind; but the authority of the contributors and the vigour of the interpretations will make them necessary and challenging reading forfellow academics across a range of disciplines. Europe changed more rapidly and more radically during the nineteenth century than during any prior period.
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A population explosion, a communications revolution, mass literacy, secularisation, urbanisation, Imperialism - these were just a few of the many ways in which the lives of Europeans of everyclass were dramatically changed. It was the century when most of the ideologies of the modern world - liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, socialism, and racism - came of age.
Yet in some respects, especially international relations, there was a surprising degree of continuity and harmony. Finding libraries that hold this item Important text for access to Europe on the eve of industrialization. Dr Tim Megarry, Senior Lecturuer in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Greenwich The illustration of the different meanings and ambiguities of contemporary key concepts of the period such as state, reform, revolution and parliament in Germany and Britain is clearly one of the most valuable outcomes of this book.
It is hoped that such a collection will inspire more comparisons on a European level of analysis. For scholars and specialists their most rewarding aspect is the way all contributions examine traditional and up-to-the-minut interpretation, pointing out interpretative virtues and shortcomings and providing perspectives that are the more satisfying for being tentative rather thantotalitarian.
Statements are backed by information, generalizations carry corroboration, statistics are soberly and moderately used, less for support than for illumination. Maps, chronological tables and suggestions for further reading also prove helpful Tim Blanning and his colleagues have done justice tothe fraught, fantastic times they have had to grapple with", Eugen Weber, TLS, 15th December Read more You may have already requested this item.
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