A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and Modernisation by Ian D. ArmourA History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and Modernisation by Ian D. Armour

A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and Modernisation

byIan D. Armour

Paperback | January 24, 2013

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A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and Modernisation provides a comprehensive, authoritative account of the region during a troubled period that finished with the First World War. Ian Armour focuses on the three major themes that have defined Eastern Europe in the modernperiod - empire, nationhood and modernisation - whilst chronologically tracing the emergence of Eastern Europe as a distinct concept and place. Detailed coverage is given to the Habsburg, Ottoman, German and Russian Empires that struggled for dominance during this time.In this exciting new edition, Ian Armour incorporates findings from new research into the nature and origins of nationalism and the attempts of supranational states to generate dynastic loyalties as well as concepts of empire. Armour's insightful guide to early Eastern Europe considers the importantfigures and governments, analyses the significant events and discusses the socio-economic and cultural developments that are crucial to a rounded understanding of the region in that era.
Ian D. Armour is Professor of History at Grant MacEwan College, Canada. He has previously held posts as a Lecturer at SSEES, University of London, and Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University. His other publications include Imperial Germany 1890-1918 (Longman, 1991) and Apple of Discord: Hungarian Influence on Austro-Hungarian Polic...
Title:A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and ModernisationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:January 24, 2013Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of MapsPrefaceIntroductionPart I - The Eighteenth-Century Background 1740-18041. Peoples, States and Socie2. War, Enlightenment and Nationalism3. The Habsburg Monarchy's Attempt at Modernisation4. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth5. The Ottoman Empire6. Russia and Prussia as Regional PowersPart II - Nationalism, Revolution and State-Formation 1804-18677. Forces of the Age: The International Scene 1804-18678. Forces of the Age: Liberalism, Nationalism and Economic Change9. The Habsburg Monarchy from Enlightened Absolutism to the Ausgleich10. The Ottoman Empire and the Balkan Nation-States11. Russia and Prussia 1804-1867Part III - Nationalism, Independence and Modernisation 1867-191812. Nation-States and Modernisation13. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy 1867-191414. Ottoman Retreat and the Balkan Nation-States to 191415. The Russian and German Empires to 191416. The First World War 1914-1918ConclusionBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

Ian Armour's A History of Eastern Europe, 1740-1918: empires, nations and modernisation isthe second edition of what he refers to in the preface as a 'general textbook' for a 'primarilyundergraduate readership'... I enjoyed it very much. It was thought-provoking and offered interesting analyses of issues which remain important today.