The Ascendancy of Europe:1815-1914

Series
Longman
Author
M.S. Anderson  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
448
Pub.-date
March 2003
ISBN13
9780582772595
ISBN
0582772591
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Description

The new edition of this seminal history of Europe's century of global ascendancy has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new introduction and bibliography. More than a narrative of major events, this is a series of challenging analytical surveys on a comparative and continent-wide basis. Giving full weight not to social and intellectual factors as well as political and economic ones, the survey provides students with an invaluable guide to a notoriously complex period. Suitable for 2nd year undergraduates upwards studying 19th Century Europe and Revolutionary Europe.

Features

  • A true classic: lyrically written, accessible and insightful - students enjoy using it.
  • 19th century Europe is a notoriously complex subject - the book provides students with clearand precise guide.
  • Structured as series of analytical essays around particular themes - ideal for classroom discussion and student study.
  • Very wide-ranging - covers entire gamut of Europe's development during this formative period and provides students with very comprehensive perspective.

New to this Edition

  • Thorough update with additional material - new introduction, new bibliography and new afterword - brings key text historiographically up-to-date.
  • New textbook format - improves reader-friendliness and student appeal

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
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index

Back Cover

`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.'
History

`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.'
Teaching History

`Well-written, stimulating, thoughtful'
French History

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).

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.

Reader Review(s)

Reviews of 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 `An exceptionally helpful guide to a much deeper understanding of European history in these years.' History `Well written, stimulating, thoughtful' French History `Packed with shrewdness, wisdom and well-directed erudition...invaluble to university students and teachers.' British Book News