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A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the Present, One-Volume, 4th Edition

  • John Merriman
  • ISBN-10: 0393667367
  • ISBN-13: 9780393667363
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

The leading text, beloved for authoritative coverage and narrative

Students and instructors alike praise A History of Modern Europe for its authoritative coverage from the Renaissance to the present day. Written in Merriman’s signature narrative style, the book is brightened with humor and biographical sketches. The Fourth Edition reflects the latest scholarship while placing special emphasis on the theme of war and society. A new full-color design features a completely redrawn map program and new pedagogical and teaching tools.

Features

  • UP-TO-DATE SCHOLARSHIP, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON WAR AND SOCIETY A leading scholar, Merriman brings this edition thoroughly up to date with findings from fascinating recent scholarship. The Fourth Edition includes expanded coverage of women’s history, the history of slavery and race, and other social history topics. Merriman places a new thematic emphasis on how the social fabric of Europe was profoundly shaped by war and violence, a vigorous area of recent scholarship.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1: Medieval Legacies and Transforming Discoveries
Chapter 2: The Renaissance
Chapter 3: The Two Reformations
Chapter 4: The Wars Of Religion

PART TWO: STATEMAKING
Chapter 5: The Rise of the Atlantic Economy: Spain and England
Chapter 6: England and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century
Chapter 7: The Age of Absolutism, 1650–1720

PART THREE: NEW CULTURAL AND POLITICAL HORIZONS
Chapter 8: The New Philosophy of Science
Chapter 9: Enlightened Thought and The Republic Of Letters
Chapter 10: Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Change
Chapter 11: Eighteenth-Century Dynastic Rivalries and Politics

PART FOUR: REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE, 1789–1850
Chapter 12: The French Revolution
Chapter 13: Napoleon and Europe
Chapter 14: The Industrial Revolution
Chapter 15: Liberal Challenges to Restoration Europe
Chapter 16: The Revolutions of 1848

PART FIVE: THE AGE OF MASS POLITICS
Chapter 17: The Era of National Unification
Chapter 18: The Dominant Powers in the Age of Liberalism: Parliamentary Britain, Tsarist Russia, and Republican France
Chapter 19: Rapid Industrialization and Its Challenges, 1870–1914
Chapter 20: Political and Cultural Responses to a Rapidly Changing World
Chapter 21: The Age of European Imperialism

PART SIX: CATACLYSM
Chapter 22: The Great War
Chapter 23: Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union
Chapter 24: The Elusive Search for Stability in the 1920s
Chapter 25: The Europe of Economic Depression and Dictatorship
Chapter 26: World War II

PART SEVEN: EUROPE IN THE POST-WAR ERA
Chapter 27: Rebuilding Divided Europe
Chapter 28: The Cold War and the End of European Empires
Chapter 29: Transitions to Democracy and the Collapse of Communism
Chapter 30: Global Challenges: The War Against Terror and the Uncertainties of a New Age

New to this edition

  • A VIVID READING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE To enhance Merriman’s masterful storytelling, the Fourth Edition boasts a brand-new, full-color design. New features enhance the narrative while offering a more enjoyable learning experience. The map program has been completely redrawn, making maps easier to decipher.
  • NEW SUPPORT FOR INSTRUCTORS New instructor resources support a range of teaching needs, from art slides to utilize in lectures, to a test bank featuring 750 multiple-choice and 60 essay questions.