Europe and the Making of Modernity: 1815-1914

Paperback | April 6, 2005

byRobin W. Winks, Joan Neuberger

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Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 is a clear and engaging chronicle of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes that transformed Europe during the nineteenth century. An introduction neatly summarizes the major issues and events of the French Revolution, while asweeping narrative takes readers from the Congress of Vienna to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo. Employing the latest research, the book incorporates discussions of gender, nationalism, imperialism, the rise of the new working and middle classes, and the ways in whichartists represented the modern world to new audiences. It also provides a unique integration of the history of Eastern Europe into the story. Winks and Neuberger explore how European societies responded to the challenges of the French and Industrial Revolutions with the invention of modern politicalparties and the rise of modern nationalism and the nation-state. They chart the spread of democratic institutions and the obstacles to democratic reform in a world where rapid change confronted a tenacious past. Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 examines the creation of Europeanmodernity during the nineteenth century through conflicts over identity, sovereignty, prosperity, security, and human nature. Featuring chronologies, supplemental reading lists, maps, and illustrations for ease of reference, the book is ideal for undergraduate courses on nineteenth-century Europeanhistory.

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Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 is a clear and engaging chronicle of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes that transformed Europe during the nineteenth century. An introduction neatly summarizes the major issues and events of the French Revolution, while asweeping narrative takes readers from the Congress...

Robin W. Winks is at Yale University. Joan Neuberger is at University of Texas at Austin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:April 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195156226

ISBN - 13:9780195156225

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Preface by Robin WinksIntroductionModernityEighteenth-century BackgroundThe EnlightenmentThe French Revolution1. Restoration and Revolution, 1815-1840The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815The Persistence of Revolution, 1820-1823Serbian and Greek Independence, 1804-1829The Decembrist Revolt in Russia, 1825The Revolutions of 1830FranceNational Independence in BelgiumNationalist Revolutions in Poland, Italy, and GermanyReform without Revolution: Great BritainThe Counter Revolution in RussiaThe Lessons of 18302. RomanticismAn Age of Feeling and Poetry, 1790-1830MusicPaintingArchitectureReligion and PhilosophyRomantic Nationalism and the Return of the PastMelodrama and Popular Romanticism3. The Industrial Age BeginsIndustrial GrowthPrecursors: Agriculture, Demography, and MarketsMomentumTrains: The Ultimate MachineWhy Britain?The Challenge of IndustrializationFranceGermanyItalyAustriaThe Balkans"Core-Periphery" IndustrializationRussia4. Social Change and Social LifeClassPopulation Growth and RedistributionRural SocietyPeasantsRural ElitesCitiesWorkersSocial MobilityMiddle ClassesReligious Minorities5. Ideas and IdeologiesConservatismLiberalismEconomic LiberalismUtilitarian LiberalismHumantarian LiberalismToward Democracy: The VoteSocialismUtopian SocialismKarl Marx and MarxismMarxism after 1848Apostles of Violence and Non-ViolenceAnarchistsChristian Socialists and Christian DemocratsMass Political Movements6. The Revolutions of 1848CausesNationalism in the 1840sPolitical ActivismThe Hungry FortiesThe Revolutions of 1848FranceItalyGermanyAustrian EmpireGreat Britain and RussiaConsequences of 18487. Building the Modern Nation-State, 1850-1880The Crimean WarFrance: The Second EmpireUnification of Italy and GermanyItalyGermanyThe Paris CommuneGermany: The Nation-StateThe Habsburg EmpireCompromise and the Dual MonarchyThe Nationality Question under the Dual Monarchy: AustriaThe Nationality Question under the Dual Monarchy: HungaryNew States in Ottoman EuropePoles of ReformThe Russian Empire and the Great ReformsGreat Britain and the Cult of Progress8. Realism, Reason, and RespectabilityThe Economic Boom and Second Industrial RevolutionFrance and GermanyRussia and ItalyAustria-HungaryUrbanization and MigrationRespectabilityDarwinism, 1859-1871Realism in the ArtsLiteratureMusicPaintingSculpture, Monument, ArchitecturePhotography9. The Age of Imperialism, 1870-1914Motives for ImperialismMoneyPowerSecurityIdeologyBritish Rule in IndiaImperialism in East AsiaThe "Scramble for Africa"Conflicts in Africa After PartitionFashodaThe Boer WarRussia: Between Nation and EmpireImperialism at HomeMass Nationalism and RacismEconomic and Political Consequences of Imperialism10. Challenges to Modernity, 1890-1914City Life: Fin de siecle and Belle EpoqueGrowth of the Urban PopulationThe Workers' ChallengeThe Women's ChallengeLeisure and Mass CultureThe Cultural Challenge: ModernismPaintingMusicThe Other ArtsModern Scientific Theory: Discontinuity, Randomness, and RelativitySocial Sciences11. Political Polarization and Conflict, 1870-1914Imperial Germany, 1880-1914Great Britain: Protest on Three Fronts, 1867-1914France: The Third Republic, 1870-1914Italy after Unification, 1870-1914Russian Reaction and Revolution, 1881-1914The Revolution of 1905The Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1867-1914Conflicts among NationalitiesThe Road to War