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Title A concise history of modern Europe : liberty, equality, solidarity / David S. Mason.
Author Mason, David S. (David Stewart), 1947- author.
Publication Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Edition Fourth edition.
Description xiv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 940.28 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Old Regime and the Enlightenment -- The French Revolution and Napoleon -- The Industrial Revolution and the birth of capitalism -- 1848: The peoples' spring -- Marx, Marxism, and socialism -- Darwinism and social Darwinism -- The unifications of Italy and Germany -- The Age of Imperialism and the scramble for Africa -- World War I -- The Russian Revolution and Communism -- World War II and the Holocaust -- Europe divided, the Cold War, and decolonization -- 1989: The collapse of Communism and end of the Cold War -- The European Union: Europe united and free? -- Conclusion: Europe in the 21st century.
Summary "Highlighting the key events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this fresh and lively book provides a concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on the enduring theme of revolution, David S. Mason explores the political, economic, and scientific causes and consequences of revolution; the development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity and integration. He deliberately avoids a detailed chronology of every country and time period, instead emphasizing the most crucial events in shaping contemporary Europe. Fourteen focused chapters address such topical issues as the Enlightenment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the Industrial Revolution; the theories and impact of Marx and Darwin; the revolutions of 1848, 1917, and 1989; the unifications of Germany and Italy; European imperialism; the two world wars; the Cold War; the evolution and expansion of the European Union; and current issues confronting Europe. With maps, timelines, sidebars, photos, and a glossary."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Europe -- History -- 1789-1900.
Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Related To Online version: Mason, David S. (David Stewart), 1947- Concise history of modern Europe. Fourth edition. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019] 9781538113288 (DLC) 2018025388
ISBN 9781538113271 (paperback alkaline paper)
1538113279 (paperback alkaline paper)
9781538113264 (hardcover alkaline paper)
1538113260 (hardcover alkaline paper)

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