Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914

Paperback | March 1, 2003

byRobert Gildea

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This is a comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d'etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, which led to the First World War. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in theearly part of the century but which increasingly became rival creeds. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation of capital, social mobility, education, changingpatterns of leisure, religious practices, and intellectual and artistic developments.The work falls into three chronological sections. The first, starting in 1800 (rather than the more usual 1815) follows the build-up of the revolutionary currents which were eventually going to erupt in the `Year of Revolutions' 1848. The second, from 1850 to 1880, deals with the golden age ofcapitalism, the successful culmination of struggles for national unification, and the threat of anarchism. The concluding chapters look at the social and political stresses caused by socialism and national minorities, at new attempts by government to order society, imperial rivalry, and the descentinto a war which was to mark the end of nineteenth-century Europe. For this third edition, Dr Gildea has substantially revised the text and maps, and completely updated the bibliography. Newly-added introductory sections guide the reader through the wealth of material in each chapter. The new edition also includes for the first time a full Chronology of theperiod, a list of leading state ministers, and family trees for all the major dynasties.

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This is a comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d'etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, which led to the First World War. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in theearly part of the century but which increasin...

Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern French History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Merton College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199253005

ISBN - 13:9780199253005

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Table of Contents

List of MapsList of TablesPart I: Europe 1800-18501. The Quickening Pace2. Napoleonic Europe3. Metternich's Europe4. The Revolutions of 18485. Hierarchies of CulturePart II: Europe 1850-18806. Mid-Century Prosperity7. Nationalism and Unification8. Revolution Contained9. Mid-Century CulturePart III: Europe 1880-191410. The Struggle for Economic Supremacy11. Problems of National Integration12. The Race for Empire13. The Management of Society14. Culture at the Turn of the Century15. The Break-Up of Nineteenth-Century EuropeBibliographyBiographical Dictionary of Major FiguresIndex

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`As well as discussing the necessary political events of the century, the book has much to say about cultural changes, education, urbanisation, and economic change.'Contemporary Review, 29/11/1996