A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1789 - 1914

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Stefan Berger
John Wiley & Sons, 2006 M02 24 - 560 pages
This Companion provides an overview of European history during the 'long' nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914.
  • Consists of 32 chapters written by leading international scholars
  • Balances coverage of political, diplomatic and international history with discussion of economic, social and cultural concerns
  • Covers both Eastern and Western European states, including Britain
  • Pays considerable attention to smaller countries as well as to the great powers
  • Compares particular phenomena and developments across Europe
 

Contents

Borders in NineteenthCentury Europe
3
The Age
11
Rural Society and Agricultural Revolution
31
Industrial Revolution Commerce and Trade
44
Robert
56
Lords and Peasants
70
Bourgeois Society
86
The Disappearance of the Traditional Artisan
98
Protestantism
248
Orthodoxy
262
European Culture in the Nineteenth Century
291
Culture and the State
304
The Age of Historism
316
The Century of Science
333
The Cultural History of Crime
355
Medical Discourses
369

Histories Concepts and Myths
125
The Democratic Experience
149
Labor Movements
164
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178
The Woman Question Kathleen Canning
193
Liberalism Conservatism and Socialism
211
Social Darwinism and Race
224
Sexuality
382
International Relations
401
War
417
Colonialism
432
Bibliography
449
Index
499
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Stefan Berger is Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester. He is the author of numerous books, including Inventing the Nation: Germany (2004), Social Democracy and the Working Class in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Germany (2000), and The Search for Normality: National Identity and Historical Consciousness in Germany Since 1800 (1997, second edition, 2003). He is co-editor of, among other works, Writing History: Theory and Practice (co-author, 2003), Historikerdialoge (2003), Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 (1999), and Policy Concertation and Social Partnership in Western Europe (2002).

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