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The Ascendancy of Europe: 1815-1914by M. S. Anderson
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`Packed with shrewdness, wisdom and well-directed erudition...invaluable.¿ British Book News
`An exceptionally helpful guide to a much deeper understanding of European history in these years.¿
`Professor Anderson¿s book is one of the few that explains economic, social, military, intellectual and colonial developments in a clear, precise and engaging manner.¿
`Well-written, stimulating, thoughtful¿
In this well-known, best-selling book M S Anderson explores the major aspects of European history in the century from the Congress of Vienna to the First World War. More than a narrative of political or other events, this is a series of challenging analytical surveys on a comparative and continent-wide basis. `The Ascendancy of Europe, 1815-1914¿ gives full weight not only to political and economic factors but also to social and intellectual ones.
For the third edition, Professor Anderson has reworked the text, added a new preface and revised introduction and has updated the bibliography.
M S Anderson is Professor Emeritus of International History in the University of London. His many works include, `The Origins of the Modern European State System¿ (1998), `Peter the Great¿ (1995) and `Europe in the Eighteenth Century¿ (1997).
This 3rd edition of the history of Europe's century of global ascendancy includes a new introduction and bibliography. It covers the political and economic balance of power, the mechanics of government, economy and society, states, nations, Europe and the world.
This new edition of the seminal and best selling history of Europe's century of global ascendancy includes a new introduction and bibliography. The carefully drawn discussions are pulled together and reinforced by a new afterword. Presented in a new textbook format and thoroughly revised throughout, the survey provides students with an invaluable guide to a notoriously complex period.
Lucidly written and constructed as a series of essays, the text covers the political and economic balance of power, the mechanics of government, economy and society, states, nations, europe and the world, Armed Forces and war and romanticism, evolution and consciousness.Reviews of the previous editions`Anderson's book is one of the few that explains economic, social, military, intellectual and colonial developments in a clear, precise and engaging manner.'Teaching History `Packed with shrewdness, wisdom and well-directed erudition...invaluble to university students and teachers.' British Book News
About the Author
M. S. Anderson is Professor Emeritus of International History at the University of London. He taught for many years at the London School of Economics and has written extensively on a wide range of topics in European History.
Table of Contents
1.The Political and Economic Balance of Power
2. The Mechanics of Government: Freedom and Authority
3. Economy and Society: the new and the old
4. States and Nations
5. Europe and the World
6. Armed Forces and War
7. Romanticism, Evolution, Consciousness: the movement of ideas
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