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The Trafalgar Companion

A Guide to History’s Most Famous Sea Battle and the Life of Admiral Lord Nelson

Adkin, Mark
2005        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Introduces readers to the history of the campaign from 1802 to 1805 and to … information about the men and ships of the Royal Navy, in alternate chapters. It will long stand as the definitive one-volume study of Great Britain’s foremost naval hero and his times.” -Choice

Europe in the Eighteenth Century, 1713-1783

Anderson, M.S.
1961        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Provides a wide-ranging account and discussion of the history of Europe from 1713-1789. As well as political events, problems and institutions, it looks at the economic life of the continent, social structures and problems and intellectual and religious life. Also all aspects of Europe’s relations with the rest of the world.
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Reaction And Revolution 1814-1832

Artz, Frederick B.
1934        Dewey Dec.   940.2

European society after the Napoleonic wars – The throne and the altar – The Middle class and the peasants – Search for a principle of authority – Creeds of Liberalism – First years of peace, 1815-1820 – Crisis of 1820 – Rise of a new generation – Disintegration of the Restoration, 1820-1830

Classic, Romantic, and Modern

Barzun, Jacques
1975        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Drawing from the works of influential figures in art and literature, the author traces the development of romanticism from classicism and the emergence of the modern ego.

Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-century Philosophers

Becker, Carl L.
1932        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The history of ideas. Becker shows a strong link between the Enlightenment philosophers and Medieval worldviews.
Climates of opinion — The laws of nature and of nature’s God — The new history : philosophy teaching by example — The uses of posterity.

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Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

Blanning, T.C.W., ed.
1996        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Revolution from above and below : European politics from the French Revolution to the first world war / John Roberts — The industrialization of modern Europe, 1750-1914 / Clive Trebilcock — Military modernization, 1789-1918 / Hew Strachan — From orders to classes : European society in the nineteenth century / Pamela Pilbeam — The commercilization and sacralization of European culture in the nineteenth century / T.C.W. Blanning — The great civil war : European politics, 1914-1945 / Paul Preston — The fall and rise of the European economy in the twentieth century / Harold James — Warfare in Europe since 1918 / Richard Overy — European society in the twentieth century / Richard Bessel — From modernism to post-modernism / Martin Jay — Europe divided and reunited, 1945-1995 / David Reynolds

The Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914

Blom, Philipp
2008        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“The book’s strength is also its charm – a multifaceted, panoramic approach animated by vivacious narration of individual stories.” -New Yorker
Examines how changes from the Industrial Revolution prior to World War I brought about radical transformation in society, changes in education, and massive migration in population that led to one of the bloodiest events in history.
1900 : the dynamo and the virgin — 1901 : the changing of the guard — 1902 : Oedipus Rex — 1903 : a strange luminescence — 1904 : His Majesty and Mister Morel — 1905 : in all fury — 1906 : dreadnought and anxiety — 1907 : dreams and visions — 1908 : ladies with rocks — 1909 : the cult of the fast machine — 1910 : human nature changed — 1911 : people’s palaces — 1912 : questions of breeding — 1913 : Wagner’s crime — 1914 : murder most foul

Decade Of Revolution 1789-1799

Brinton, Crane
1934        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Recounts the significant events of the French Revolution in an analysis of their impact on the evolution of ideas and institutions in the rise of modern Europe.
CONTENTS: The Setting; – The Monarchical Experiment; – Europe and the Revolution: Peace; – The Republican Experiment; – The Revolutionary Government; – The Republic of Virtue; – Europe and the Revolution: War; – The Thermidoreans; – The Directory; – The Arts and Sciences in Revolutionary Europe – Conclusion.

Europe And The French Imperium 1799-1814

Bruun, Geoffrey
1938        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Volume in the “Rise of Modern Europe” series.
“This volume was designed to primarily give the reader and student a reliable survey of European history written by experts in various branches of that vast subject. In consonance with the current broad conception of the scope of history, they attempt to go beyond a merely political military narrative, and to lay stress upon social economic, religious, scientific and artistic developments.”
Prelude to Caesarism – France and the Consulate: Restoration of order and authority – Europe and the Revolution: Compromise – Imperial France: The Revolution disciplined – The Economic conflict: France and Great Britain – Failure to check the expansion of French influence in Europe – European society under the international Empire – Spread of nationalist revolts against the French domination – Europe casts off the French hegemony – European thought and culture in the Napoleonic era – The revolutionary testament

Dawn of Modern Medicine

Buck, Albert H.
1920        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“An account of the revival of the science and art of medicine which took place in western Europe during the latter half of the eighteenth century and the first part of the nineteenth.”

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Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century

Chadwick, Owen
1975        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“The declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society represents a major shift in Western life and thought. Owen Chadwick’s acclaimed lectures on the secularization of the European mind trace this movement in the 19th century, identifying and exploring both the social and the intellectual aspects of this momentous change. The rise of technology, the growth of big cities and a cheap press take their place alongside evolutionary science and Marxism in this fascinating analysis of the erosion of the Church’s power.” – book cover

Economic Development of France and Germany

Clapham, J. H.
1921        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Introduction – Rural Life And Agriculture In France: Before The Railway Age – German Rural Conditions Before The Railway Age – Industrial Conditions In France, 1815-1848 – Industrial Conditions In Germany, 1815-1848 – Communications And Commerce In Western Europe Before The Railway Age – Money Banking And Investment, 1815-1848 – The Making Of The First Railway And Telegraph Network, 1830-1869 – Rural France, 1848-1914 – Rural Germany, 1848-1914 – Industry Industrial Policy And Labour In France, 1848-1914 – Industry Industrial Policy And Labour In Germany, 1848-1914 – Communications Commerce And Commercial Organisation In In The Railway Age – Money Banking And Investment – Epilogue

Napoleon And The Hundred Days

Coote, Stephen
2005        Dewey Dec.   940.2

This history “of the 100 days between Napoleon’s escape from Elba and his capitulation after Waterloo uses the period as a lens through which to examine his character in general.” Pub Wkly

History Of Europe In The Nineteenth Century

Croce, Benedetto
1933        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The Religion of Liberty – Opposing Religious Faiths – The Romantic Movement – Resistance and Opposition to Absolutism and the Victory over It (1815-30) – Progress of the Liberal Movement: First Conflicts with Social Democracy 1830-47) – Liberal-National Revolutions, Democratic-Social Revolutions, and Reactions (1848-51) – The Revolutionary Revival and the General Liberal-National Organization of Europe (1851-70) – The Unification of German Power and the Change in the Public Spirit of Europe (1870) – The Liberal Age (1871-1914) – International Politics, Activism, and the War (1871-1914) –

Ancient and Modern Imperialism

Cromer, the Earl of
1910        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“This essay, in a very abridged form, was delivered on January Il, 1910, as an address to the Classical Association, of which body I was President for the year 1909-10. CROMER.” – Preface

First Industrial Revolution

Deane, Phyllis
1965        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“This book identifies the strategic changes in economic organisation, industrial structure and technological progress associated with the industrial revolution, which took place in Britain over the century 1750-1850 and which marked a watershed in world economic development … It is sufficiently nontechnical to be intelligible to a general reader interested in putting problems of economic development into historical perspective.” – Publisher

Policing of Families

Donzelot , Jacques
1979        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“The title of the book refers to policing in a special sense, meaning all those forces brought to bear on the family to keep it in line and make it serve society’s values. Donzelot’s study begins in the eighteenth century (just before Aries monumental ‘Centuries Of Childhood: A Social History of the Family’ leaves off) and dramatizes all the ensuing changes in the French family, from a rigid patriarchal structure under the ancien régime to an institution increasingly dominated by mothers, philanthropic agencies, and psychoanalysis”. – Book jacket

Competition For Empire 1740-1763

Dorn, Walter L.
1940        Dewey Dec.   940.2

A volume in the “Rise of Modern Europe” series.
The Competitive State System – The Leviathan State – Eighteenth-Century Militarism – The Balance of the Continents – The Age of Enlightenment – Commerce and Empire – The Diplomatic Revolution – The Seven years’ War

The Old European Order, 1660-1800

Doyle, William
1978        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“This survey of European history covers a period of one and a half centuries which witnessed the beginnings of the contemporary world. In his account of the economic, social, intellectual and governmental structure and development
of pre-revolutionary Europe, the author stresses throughout the importance of economic and social trends, and places emphasis on the analysis of the structure of society as well as the narration of events. He shows how the contradictions of the old order contributed to a crisis which affected several of the major states in the late eighteenth century, when the growth of governmental power led to a series of clashes between governments and governing classes.” – Book Cover

Realism And Nationalism 1852-1871

Binkley, Robert C.
1935        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Age of science: Synthesis, popularization and utility – Science and life – Realism and materialism – The Church and the secular dogmas – The Land and the people – The world of business enterprise, and industrial relations – Politics of reaction – The Concert and the Crimean War (1852-1856) – The Crisis of federative polity – Confederation and unity in Italy – Federative crisis in Central and Eastern Europe – Civil War and reconstruction – Denouement – Bibliographical essay

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The Enlightenment: An Interpretation

Volume 2

Gay, Peter
1977        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Vol 1. “The Rise of Modern Paganism”; Vol 2: “The Science of Freedom”.
“The eighteenth century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world. In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Here a master historian goes back to the sources to give us both a more sophisticated and intriguing view of the philosophes, their world and their ideas.” – Publisher

A History of Economic Doctrines from the Time of the Physiocrats to the Present Day

Gide, Charles and Rist, Charles
1915        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Book 1: The Founders – Physiocrats – Adam Smith – The Pessimists. Book II: The Antagonists – Sismondi and origins of the critical school – Saint-Simon, Saint-Simonians, and beginnings of collectivism – Associative socialists – Friedrich List and the national system of political economy – Proudhon and socialism of 1848. Book III: Liberalism – The Optimists – Apogee and decline of the classical school. John Stuart Mill. Book IV: The Dissenters – Historical school and the conflict of methods – state socialism – Marxism – Doctrines that woe their inspiration to Christianity – Book V: Recent Doctrines – Hedonists – Theory of rent and its applications – Solidarists – Anarchists – Conclusion

Barricades and Borders

Gildea, Robert
1987        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“A comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d’etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo… It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in the early part of the century but which increasingly became rival creeds. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation of capital, social mobility, education, changing patterns of leisure, religious practices, and intellectual and artistic developments.” -Book cover

Partition of Europe

A Textbook of European History 1715-1815

Guedalla, Philip
1914        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The Balance of Power – The Rise of Prussia – The Seven Years’ War – The Eastern Question – The American Revolution – The Reign of Diplomacy – The French Monarchy – The French Republic: The Convention – The French Republic: The Directory – The French Republic: The Consulate – The Early Empire – The Middle Empire – The Late Empire

The War in the Crimea

Hamley, General Sir Edward
1891        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Events Which Led To The War In The Crimea – The Landing In The Crimea – Battle Of The Alma – The March Round Sebastopol To Balaklava – Beginning Of The Siege – Attacked At Balaklava And On The Upland – Battle Of Inkerman – The Hurricane And The Winter – Extension Of The Siege Works And Defenses – Important Events Elsewhere – The New General – A Succession Of Conflicts – The Destruction Of Sebastopol – The Close Of The War

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Europe since 1815

Hazen, Charles Downer
1910        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Continental System; An Economic Interpretation

Heckscher, Eli F.
1922        Dewey Dec.   940.2

PART I: Antecedents of the Continental System. Commercial Policy – Maritime Blockade – Continental Blockade – Economic Position of Great Britain.
PART II: Origin and External Course of the Continental System. Commercial War before the Berlin Decree – The Berlin Decree – British Counter-measures and French Retort – Policy of the United States – The Continental System in Europe (1808-12).
PART III: Internal History and Working of the Continental System. Treatment of Confiscated Goods – Results of the Self-blockade – Smuggling and Corruption; Fiscalism and Licensing – The Trianon and Fontainebleau Policy in Operation (1810-12) – The British Crisis of 1810-12 – Self-destruction of the System.
PART IV: Effects of the Continental System on the Economic Life of Great Britain and the Mainland. Different Types of Effect – Effects on France – Effects on the Rest of the Continent – Effects on the United Kingdom – CONCLUSION. Comparison with the Present Day.

Age of Empire 1875-1914

Hobsbawm, Eric
1987        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Eric Hobsbawm discusses the evolution of European economics, politics, arts, sciences, and cultural life from the height of the industrial revolution to the First World War. Hobsbawm combines vast erudition with a graceful prose style to re-create the epoch that laid the basis for the twentieth century.” – Publisher
Overture — The centenarian revolution — An economy changes gear — The age of empire — The politics of democracy — Workers of the world — Waving flags: nations and nationalism — Who’s who or the uncertainties of the Bourgeoisie — The new woman — The arts transformed — Certainties undermined: the sciences — Reason and society — Towards revolution — From peace to war — Epilogue.

Age Of Revolution 1789-1848

Hobsbawm, Eric
1962        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic elegance. Part of Eric Hobsbawm’s epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.” – Publisher
“Traces the transformation of the world between 1789 and 1848 insofar as it was due to what is here called the ‘dual revolution’ – the French Revolution of 1789 and the contemporaneous (British) Industrial Revolution.” Preface

Brief History of Europe from 1789 to 1815

Holt, Lucius H.
Holt, Lucius H. 1919        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Eighteenth Century Europe – France: The Beginnings of Revolution – The National Assembly and the Revolution – Europe and the Revolution – Foreign War: The Terror and the Reaction in France – Contemporary Europe, 1789-1795 – The Rise of Napoleon – The Consulate, November, 1799-December, 1804 – Napoleon Versus the Third Coalition – Napoleon Versus Prussia – The Duel with Great Britain – Napoleon at the Height of His Power – The Campaign in Russia, and the Campaign of Leipzig – The First Abdication – The Last Phase

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Waterloo, the Downfall of the First Napoleon: A History of the Campaign of 1815

Hooper, George
1913        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Book I: The Army Restores The Emperor. Napoleon Against Europe – The Allies In The Low Countries – General Position On The Eve Of The Campaign – The Invasion Of Belgium – The Morning Of The 16th Of June – The Afternoon Of The 16th Of June – The Retreat Of The 17th Of June – Retrospective – The Morning Of The 18th Of June – The Battle Of Waterloo.
Book II: The Allies In France – Rapid Fall Of Napoleon – Napoleon: La Malmaison; St. Helena.

Vienna, 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna

King, David
2008        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“The author does a superb job of evoking the bedazzling social scene that served as the backdrop to the Congress of Vienna… This is a worthy contribution to the study of a critical historical event ..”. -Libr J.
Bread and circuses — Two princes — Illustrious strangers — Dorothee’s choice — The big four — Bartering destiny — “Europe, unhappy Europe” — Spies are everywhere! — Dancing with the world in their hands — The people’s festival — A lawless scramble? — Six weeks of hell — Robinson Crusoe — Dinner with the tsar — Pursuing phantoms — The last joust — “The glorious moment” — The cook, the painter, the ballerina, and the diplomat — Indiscretion — King of the suburbs — Requiem — The great sleigh ride — “Odious and criminal traffick in human flesh” — Before the cake was cut — Time to save the world again — His majesty, the outlaw — With the spring violets — Criers of Vive le Roi! doers of nothing — Farewells — conquering the peace — To conquer or die — La belle alliance — Shifting sand.

Kings and Philosophers 1689-1789

Krieger, Leonard
1970        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Volume in the “Norton History of Modern Europe”.
The kings, 1689-1748. The nature of kingship ; The kings at war, 1688-1721 ; The kings at home : the old powers, 1689-1748 ; The kings at home : the ascending powers, 1714-1748 — The philosophers, 1687-1789. The social context ; The worldly philosophers, 1687-1776 ; The unworldly philosophers, 1770-1789 — The philosopher kings. Enlightened absolutism ; The enlightened absolutists abroad ; The enlightened absolutists at home ; The end of an era : the social movement in the West, 1763-1789

Russia against Napoleon

The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

Lieven, Dominic
2010        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Lucid, engaging and reflects Lieven’s deep love for Russia. This is a fascinating, exhaustively researched work, an elegant handling of a welter of confusing sources and a vital account of Russia from 1807 to 1814 that is unlikely to be bettered.” -History Today
Russia as a great power — The Russo-French alliance — Preparing for war — The retreat — Borodino and the Fall of Moscow — The home front in 1812 — The advance from Moscow — 1813 : the spring campaign — Rebuilding the army — Europe’s fate in the balance — The Battle of Leipzig — The invasion of France — The fall of Napoleon — Appendix 1 : The Russian army in June 1812 — Appendix 2 : Russian Army Corps at the beginning of the autumn 1813 campaign.

History of European Socialism

Lindemann, Albert S.
1983        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“This is a serious and accomplished synthesis. . . . Biographical vignettes enliven the presentation of ideas, and references to studies of regional diversities . . . give the narrative an uncommonly rich texture. . . . Lucid and illuminating. . . . It is the best book on the subject to put into the hands of our students.”―Helmut Gruber, International Labor and Working Class History
The roots of socialism — The first socialists, 1800-1848 — The maturation of socialism, 1850-1870 — Socialism as a major force, 1870-1914 — The birth of communism, 1914-1924 — The democratic socialists, 1914-1939 — The rise of Stalinist communism, 1919-1939 — The fascist threat, 1923-1939 — Socialism and communism since World War II.

The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783

Mahan, A.T.
1890        Dewey Dec.   940.2

INTRODUCTORY – Discussion of the Elements of Sea Power – State of Europe in 1060 – Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1665-1667 — Sea Battles of Lowestoft and of the Four Days – War of England and France in Alliance against the United Provinces, 1672-1674.— Finally, of France against Combined Europe, 1674-1678.— Sea Battles of Solebay, the Texel, and Stromboli – English Revolution.—War of the League of Augsburg, 1688- 1697—Sea Battles of Beachy Head and La Hougue – War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713. — Sea Battle of Malaga – The Regency in France.— Alberoni in Spain. — Policies of Walpole and Fleuri — War of the Polish Succession— English Contraband Trade in Spanish America. — Great Britain declares War against Spain— 1715-1739 – War between Great Britain and Spain, 1739.—War of the Austrian Succession, 1740. — France joins Spain against Great Britain, 1744 —Sea Battles of Matthews, Anson, and Hawke.—Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748 – Seven Years’ War, 1756-1763. — England’s Overwhelming Power and Conquests on the Seas, in North America, Europe, and East and West Indies. — Sea Battles: Byng off Minorca; Hawke and Conflans; Pocock and D’Ache in East Indies – Course of Events from the Peace of Paris to 1778. — Maritime War Consequent upon the American Revolution. — Sea Battle off Ushant – Maritime War in North America and West Indies, 1778-1781. Its Influence upon the Course of the American Revolution. Fleet Actions off Grenada. Dominica, and Chesapeake Bay – Maritime War in Europe, 1779-1782 – Events in the East Indies, 1778-1781 – —Suffren sails from Brest for India, 1781. —His Brilliant Naval Campaign in the Indian Seas, 1782, 1783 – Events in the West Indies after the Surrender of Yorktown.— Encounters of De Grasse with Hood.—The Sea Battle of the Saints. —1781-1782 – Critical Discussion of the Maritime War of 1778

The Russo-Turkish War, 1877: A Strategical Sketch

Maurice, Frederick
1905        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Causes of the War – Rival Armies – Plans of Campaign – Turkish – Russian deployment – Passage of the Danube – Russian advance up to the First Battle of Plevna – First and Second Battles of Plevna – Turkish Offensive – Capture of Lovcha by the Russians – Third Battle of Plevna – Events in the theatre of war from the Third Battle of Plevna to the fall of Mehemet Ali – Fall of Plevna

Schooling in Western Europe: A Social History

Maynes, Mary Jo
1985        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Looks at school reform in early modern Europe and its relevance for contemporary society.
Introduction : the social history of education in western Europe — Literacy and schooling in early modern Europe — The impetus for school reform — The new pedagogy — Family and school : strategies and constraints — Alternative pedagogy — Education and development — The impact of schooling.
Education — Social aspects — Europe — History — 19th century

A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century (vol 1)

Vol 2

Vol 3

Vol 4

Merz, John T.
1907        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Vol I: Scientific spirit in France – Scientific spirit in Germany – Scientific spirit in England – Astronomical view of nature – Atomic view of nature.
Vol II: On the kinetic or mechanical view of nature – On the physical view of nature – On the morphological view of nature – On the genetic view of nature – On the vitalistic view of nature – On the pyscho-physical view of nature – On the statistical view of nature – On the development of mathematical thought during the nineteenth century.
Vol III: Introduction – On the growth and diffusion of the critical spirit – Of the soul – Of knowledge – Of reality – Of nature.
Vol IV: Of the beautiful – Of the good – Of the spirit – Of society – of the unity of thought – The rationale of philosophical thought.

Development of the Economies of Continental Europe, 1850-1914

Milward, Alan S. and S.B. Saul
1977        Dewey Dec.   940.2

An economic history textbook that deals with the economic development of the whole continent in this period.
Economic development of Germany, 1870-1914 – Economic development of France 1870-1914 – Economic development of Belgium and the Netherlands, 1850-1914 – Economic development of Spain and Italy, 1850-1914 – Economic development of Austria-Hungary, 1850-1914 – Economic development of Russia to 1861 – Economic development of Russia, 1861-1914 – Economic development of South-eastern Europe, 1850-1914 – International trade and Investment – Nature of economic development in Europe

Collected books on Ancient Greece

The Franco-German war of 1870-71

Moltke, Count Helmuth von
1892        Dewey Dec.   940.2

MOLTKE, HELMUTH VON (1800–1891), Prussian/German army officer and architect of the Wars of German Unification.
Fighting on the frontier – Advance on Paris and capitulation of Metz – Operations in the north-east and on the Loire – Fighting round Paris – Active operations in the provinces – Progress of the war in the south and west – Surrender and peace

The Line Upon a Wind: The Great War at Sea, 1793-1815

Mostert, Noel
2008        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“A vast, fast-moving chronicle that ranges across great distances while examining a host of characters… An outstanding survey of a prolonged struggle that helped shape world history.” -Booklist
Maps – I. THE TACTICAL EVOLUTION. Ocean – Navy — Century – Decade – II. THE GREAT WAR, FIRST PHASE, 1793-1805. Wood – Shipboard – Toulon – Buonaparte – Corsica – Battle – Uncertainty – Change – Triumph – Mutiny – Tenerife – Camperdown – Duel – Offensive – Nile – Barbary – Neutrality – “Quasi-war” – Impressed – Naples – Acre – Return – Consul – Home – Baltic – Straits – Amiens – “Temeraire” – Resumption – Boulogne – Tripoli – Watch – Chase – Prelude – Trafalgar – Aftermath – III. THE CONCLUSIVE STRUGGLE, 1805-1816. Appraisal – Rampage – Sandy Hook – Chesapeake – Abominable – Peninsula – Collingwood – Cadiz – Catalonia – Basque roads – Expeditionary forces – Timor – China & Japan – Crisis – Breakdown – “Swallow” – Tarragona – America – War – “Macedonian” – Reflection – Northwest – Lakeland – Torpedoes – Elba – Snow march – Patuxent – New Orleans – Adriatic – Adieu – Algiers

The Governments of Europe

Ogg, Frederic Austin
1922        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Part I.—Great Britain – I. The Foundations Of The Constitution – Il. The Constitution Since The Seventeenth Century – Ill. The Crown And The Ministry – IV. Parliament: The House Of Commons – V. Parliament: The House Of Lords – VI. Parliament, Organization, Functions, Procedure – VII. Political Parties – VIII. Justice And Local Government.
Part II. —Germany – IX. The Empire And Its Constitution – X. The Government: Emperor, Chancellor, And Bundesrath – XI. The Imperial Government: Reichstag, Parties, Judiciary – XII. The Constitution Of Prussia—The Crown And The Ministry – XIII. The Prussian Landtag – Local Government – XIV. The Minor German States—Alsace-Lorraine.
Part III. —France – XV. Constitutions Since 1789 – XVI. The President, The Ministry And Parliament -XVII. Parliamentary Procedure—Political Parties – XVIII. Justice And Local Government.
Part IV – Italy. – XIX. Constitutional Development In The Nineteenth Century – XX. The Italian Government System – XXI. State And Church – Political Parties.
Part V. —Switzerland – XXII. The Constitutional System—The Cantons – XXIII. The Federal Government.
Part VI – Austria-Hungary – XXIV. Austria-Hungary Prior To The Ausgleich – XXV. The Government And Parties Of Austria – XXVI. The Government And Parties Of Hungary – XXVII. Austria-Hungary: The Joint Government.
Part VII.—The Low Countries – XXVIII. The Government Of Holland – XXIX. The Government Of Belgium
Part VIII.—Scandinavia – XXX. The Government Of Denmark – XXXI. The Swedish-Norwegian Union And The Government Of Norway – XXII. The Government Of Sweden.
Part IX—The Iberian States – XXXIII. The Government Of Spain – XXXIV. The Government Of Portugal.

The Enlightenment

Outram, Dorinda
1995        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Debate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the eighteenth century and still continues to this day. This period saw the opening of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans? Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other questions about the Enlightenment as controversy increases about its place at the foundation of modernity. She studies it as a global phenomenon, setting the period against broader social changes.
1. What is Enlightenment? — 2. Coffee houses and consumers: the social context of Enlightenment — 3. The rise of modern paganism? Religion and the Enlightenment — 4. Science and the Enlightenment: God’s order and man’s understanding — 5. Europe’s mirror? The Enlightenment and the exotic — 6. Enlightenment thinking about gender — 7. Enlightenment and government: new departure or business as usual? — 8. The end of the Enlightenment: conspiracy and revolution?

Women Workers and the Industrial Revolution, 1750-1850

Pinchbeck, Ivy
1981        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Part 1: The Employment Of Women In Agriculture – I Women In Agriculture In The Eighteenth Century – II The Agrarian Revolution – III The Appearance Of Women Day Labourers – IV Agricultural Depression And The Poor Law – V Rural Conditions In The Mid-Nineteenth Century.
Part II: Women In Industry And Trade – VI Textile Industries—The Domestic System – VII Textile Industries—The Spinners – VIII Textile Industries—The Handloom Weavers – IX Textile Industries—Factory Workers – X The Smaller Domestic Industries – XI Women’s Work In Mines And Metal Trades – XII Craftswomen And Business Women – XIII Conclusion – Appendix: Occupations Of Women In 1841

Selected Articles about the History of the British Empire

The Terror before Trafalgar

Nelson, Napoleon, and the Secret War

Pocock, Tom
2003        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The author “retells the story of the four years in which the French confidently prepared to invade Britain, overrun its army, take out its armaments and replace the government with something easier to control.” -NY Times Book Rev
“A lucid exposition of this vibrantly exciting period that moves easily between the withdrawing rooms of Jane Austen and Fanny Burney, the military camps along the Channel coasts of France and England, Parliament, Paris and the quarterdecks of men-of-war at sea. . . . Essential reading for anyone requiring a better understanding of why a battle off an obscure Spanish promontory should be remembered still…. An excellent book.” -London Sunday Times

Revolution from 1789 to 1906, ed.

Documents selected and edited.

Postgate, R.W.
1921        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Documentary sources furnishing material for a comparative study of revolutions from the French in 1789 to the Russian in 1905-06.
The French Revolution of 1789 – Intermediate – The Revolutionary British Working Class, 1832-1854 – The Trades Unions, 1832-1834 – Chartism, 1837-1854 – The Revolutions of 1848 – The French Revolution, 1848-1851 – The Hungarian Revolution, 1848-1849 – The Italian Revolution, 1848-1849 – The German Revolution of 1848-1849 – The Irish Revolutionaries of 1848 – The Commune of Paris – The Russian Revolution of 1905

The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914

Pratt, Edwin A.
1915        Dewey Dec.   940.2

A New Factor – Railways In The Civil War -Railway Destruction In War – Control Of Railways In War -Protection Of Railways In War – Troops And Supplies – Armoured Trains – Railway Ambulance Transport – Preparation In Peace For War – Organisation In Germany – Railway Troops In Germany – France And The War Of 1870—71 – Organisation In France – Organisation In England – Military Railways -Railways In The Boer War – The Russo-Japanese War – Strategical Railways : Germany – A German-African Empire – Designs On Asiatic Turkey -Summary And Conclusions

The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society

The Freemasons, the History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society Book Cover

Ridley, Jasper
Arcade 2001        Dewey Dec.    366

“The author traces the origins of freemasonry back to the craft guilds in medieval Europe, and then he chronicles their growth and evolution through the modem era. . . . This work of popular history sheds light on a frequently obscure subject.” -Booklist

Readings in Modern European History, Vol 1, ed.

Volume 2

a collection of extracts from the sources chosen with the purpose of illustrating some of the chief phases of development of Europe during the last two hundred years

Robinson, James Harvey and Beard, Charles A.
1908        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Vol I: The 18th C, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. Vol II: Europe since the Congress of Vienna.
VOLUME I —France Under Louis Xiv – Europe And Louis Xiv – Reconstruction Of Europe At Utrecht –
Russia And Prussia Become European Powers – The Wars Of Frederick The Great – The Struggle Between France And England For India – The Rivalry Of France And England In North America – The Old Regime In Europe – The Spirit Of Reform – The Enlightened Despots Of The Eighteenth Century – The Eve Of The French Revolution – The French Revolution – The First French Republic – Napoleon Bonaparte – Europe And Napoleon – The Reconstruction Of Europe At The Congress Of Vienna.
VOLUME II – Europe After The Congress Of Vienna – The Industrial Revolution – The Revolution Of 1848
In France – Revolution Of 1848 — Austria, Germany, Italy – The Unification Of Italy – Formation Of The German Empire And The Austro-Hungarian Union – The German Empire – France Under The Third Republic – Political Reforms In England – Social Reforms In England – The British Empire In The Nineteenth Century – The Expansion Of Europe In The Nineteenth Century – Some Of The Great Problems Of To-Day.

Books about Medieval Europe at Europe in the Middle Ages

The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815

Rose, John H.
1898        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The Political And Social Weakness Of Europe – Louis XVI, The Parlements, And The States General – The Constituent Assembly – The Girondins And Europe – The Jacobins And The First Coalition – The Directory And Buonaparte – The Consulate – Napoleon And The Old Governments – The Nationalist Reaction – The Wars Of Liberation – The Reconstruction Of Europe

The Battle of Waterloo

Russell, Russell Roberts,
2012        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Presents a detailed look at the Battle of Waterloo, focusing on Napoleon’s generalship and the weapon technologies and strategies used and how they fared in combat.

Women, Work, and Family

Scott, Joan W. and Louse A. Tilly
1978        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“First published in 1978, ‘Women, Work and Family’ became a classic of women’s history and is still the only synthetic text on the history of women’s work in England and France. It provides an excellent introduction to the changing roles and status of women in England and France from 1750 to the present. A large and interesting body of material (census lists, biographical and autobiographical material) is masterfully integrated to tell the story of women’s working lives and family relationships in pre-industrial, industrializing, and industrialized economies.” – Book cover
Part I. The Family Economy in Pre-Industrial England and France: – Economy and Demography – Single Women in the Family Economy – Married Women in the Family Economy.
Part II. Industrialization and the Family Wage Economy: – Industrialization – Demographic Change – Women in the Family Wage Economy.
Part III. Toward the Family Consumer Economy: – Occupational and Demographic Change – Women in the Family Consumer Economy – Changes in Women’s Work Since World War II.

Changing Lives: Women in European History since 1700

Smith, Bonnie G.
1989        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Unmatched in breadth and scope, Changing Lives is an exciting chronological narrative of women’s experience in Britain and continental Europe from the eighteenth century to the present. This comprehensive and authoritative book fills a great void by synthesizing the historical contributions of both ordinary and famous women—writers, artists, and social and political leaders. The author skillfully details women’s participation in major artistic, cultural, and scientific movements of the times as she integrates women’s experience into the broader currents of modern European social, economic, political, and intellectual history.” – Book cover
Part I. Life and death in the Eighteenth Century — 1. Eighteenth century worlds — 2. Winds of change — 3. The age of revolution
Part II. Work and domesticity in industrializing Europe 1815-1875 — 4. The rise of the woman worker : the early years — 5. The domestic sphere in the Victorian Age — 6. Culture and politics in the nation-state
Part III. A world torn asunder 1875-1925 — 7. Working class life in the Belle Epoque — 8. The new woman — 9. Warriors, pacifists, and revolutionaries
Part IV. The Fruits of Twentieth Century Technology — 10. Consumer culture and the routinization of work — 11. New battles : the rise of dictators and war — 12. Technology and power in the late twentieth century

1848: The Revolutionary Tide in Europe

Stearns, Peter N.
1974        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Only in that year did revolution assume virtually continental proportions: France, Italy, Germany, and the countries of the Habsburg monarchy experienced serious revolutions, and significant outbreaks occurred in Switzerland, Denmark, Romania, Poland, and Ireland. Britain, though untouched by formal revolution, saw the last wave of Chartist agitation. Of the larger countries, then, only Russia and Spain were exempt.
Peter N. Stearns uses a comparative approach in his analysis of these largely interconnected risings. Concentrating on the key areas of revolutionary action―France, Germany, Italy, and the Habsburg monarchy―he shows how the revolutions were linked by economic causation, by ideology, and by the fascination of revolution itself. In exploring the origins, successes, and failures of these movements, Professor Stearns goes beyond the specific political and intellectual factors involved in the events themselves to discuss the kind of society that could produce such an astonishing revolutionary contagion. He assesses the tragic consequences of the revolutions’ failure, particularly in central Europe, and analyzes their positive impact on the nature of political protest, the rise of the labor movement, and the attitude of conservatives in power toward change.” – Publisher

Women of the French Revolution

Streissguth, Thomas
2005        Dewey Dec.   940.2

A world overthrown : women of the aristocracy — The radical urban vanguard : laborers and market women of Paris — Women of the societies — Women writers — Peasants and villagers — Women and religion — Women soldiers

French Foreign Policy from Fashoda to Serajevo (1898-1914)

Stuart, Graham H.
1921        Dewey Dec.   940.2

France and the International Situation in 1898 – Fashoda – French Diplomacy in the Orient – Diplomatic Relations with Italy and the Pope – The Entente Cordiale – European Rivalry in Morocco – The Fall of M. Delcasse – The Conference of Algeciras – Franco-German Rivalry in Morocco, 1907-1909 – Results of the Accord of 1909 – Agadir – Towards the World War

Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918

Taylor, A.J.P.
1954        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“The author “has written a diplomatic history of Europe in the seventy years which he regards as having constituted the last age of the European balance of power. He looks on the Great Powers as organizations for war: ‘the basic tests for them as Great Powers was their ability to wage war’.” – Libr J.
Introduction: The great powers of Europe — The diplomacy of revolution, 1848 — The diplomacy of revolution, 1849-50 — The end of the holy alliance, 1852-3 — The Crimean War, 1854-6 — The Congress of Paris and its consequences, 1856-8 — The Italian war and the disruption of the settlement of Vienna, 1858-61 — The Polish crisis, and the end of the Franco-Russian Entente, 1861-3 — Bismarck’s wars: the defeat of Austria, 1864-6 — The isolation of France, 1866-70 — The end of French primacy, 1870-5 — The great eastern crisis, 1875-8 — Bismarck’s alliances, 1879-82 — The breakdown of ‘the liberal alliance’ and its consequences, 1882-5 — The triumph of diplomacy: the Bulgarian crisis, 1885-7 — The making of the Franco-Russian alliance, 1888-94 — The abortive continental league, 1894-7 — The era of ‘world policy’, 1897-1902 — The last years of British isolation: the making of the Anglo-French entente, 1902-5 — The formation of the triple entente, 1905-9 — The years of Anglo-German hostility, 1909-12 — The Balkan wars and after, 1912-14 — The outbreak of war in Europe, 1914 — The diplomacy of war, 1914-18

The Proud Tower

A Portrait of the World before the War, 1890-1914

Tuchman, Barbara W.
1966        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.”—The New York Times
“An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author’s knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more.”—Chicago Tribune
“During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian aristocracy; the Anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev’s Russian ballet and Stravinsky’s music; the Dreyfus Affair; the Peace Conferences in The Hague; and the enthusiasm and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized by the assassination of Jean Jaurès on the night the Great War began and an epoch came to a close.” – Publisher

Europe, 1789-1920

Turner, Edward Raymond
1921        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Part I: 1789-1871. – The Old Europe – Separation Of The Communities In America – The French Revolution – Napoleon – The Congress Of Vienna And The Concert Of Europe – The Industrial Revolution – The United Kingdom, 1789—1832 – The United Kingdom, 1832—1867 – France Before 1870 – Austria, The Germanies, And The Rise Of Prussia – Italy – Russia, 1789-1881 – The Lesser Peoples.
Part II: 1871-1920. – The Military Triumphs Of Germany, 1864-1871 – The Growth Of The New German Empire – The Leadership Of Germany; The Triple Alliance – The Recovery Of France; The Dual Alliance – Democratic Britain – Russia – Austria, Turkey, The Balkans – Colonies And Imperial Expansion – Triple Alliance And The Ententes – The Causes Of The Great War – The Great War – The Settlement Of 1920 – The Russian Revolution – European Civilization Since The French Revolution – Social And Intellectual Changes. 32 Maps.

Books on the home-front and non-military aspects of World War I at World War I Non-Military History

The Trend of History: Origins of Twentieth Century Problems

Wallace, William Kay
1922        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Book I: The Politico-Theistic Concept of the State – The Genesis of Constitutional Government – The Rise of Public Opinion – American Independence – The Middle Class Mind – The French Revolution – The Idea of Nationalism – The Restoration – The Aftermath – The Triumph of the Middle Class.
Book II: Political Maturity – The Spread of Nationalism – The Awakening of Germany – 1830-1848 – Communism – The Nation-State – Napoleon III – The New Nationalism – Realpolitik – The Politico-Economic Theory of State.
Book III: The First International Movement – Imperialism – The Rise of the Proletariat – The New Europe – The Eastern Question – The Congress of Berlin – The State as Power – International Politics – The Triple Alliance – The Super-State – Salus Populi.

Cambridge Modern History: The Eighteenth Century (vol 6)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1909        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Great Britain Under George I – The Age Of Walpole And The Pelhams – Jacobitism And The Union – The Bourbon Governments In France And Spain I (1714-26) – The Bourbon Governments In France And Spain II (1727-4) – Financial Experiments And Colonial Development – Poland Under The Saxon Kings – The War Of The Austrian Succession – The Seven Years’ War – Russia Under Anne And Elizabeth – The Reversal Of Alliances And The Family Compact – Spain And Portugal – Great Britain – Ireland In The Eighteenth Century – India – Italy And The Papacy – Switzerland From The Treaty Of Aarau To The French Revolution – Joseph II – Catharine II – Frederick The Great And His Successor – Denmark Under The Bernstorffs And Struensee – The Hats And Caps And Gustavus III – English Political Philosophy In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries – The Romantic Movement In European Literature. One of 14 volumes

Cambridge Modern History: The French Revolution (vol 8)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1908        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Philosophy And The Revolution – The Government Of France – Finance – Louis Xvi – The Elections To The States General – The National Assembly, And The Spread Of Anarchy – The Constitution Op 1791 – The Legislative Assembly – The National Convention To The Fall Of The Gironde – The Foreign Policy Of Pitt To The Outbreak Of War With France – The European Powers And The Eastern Question – The Terror – The Thermidorian Reaction And The End Of The Convention – The General War – The Naval War – The Directory – The Extinction Of Poland, 1788-97 – Bonaparte And The Conquest Op Italy – The Egyptian Expedition – The Struggle For The Mediterranean – The Second Coalition – Brumaire – Revolutionary Finance – French Law In The Age Of The Revolution – Europe And The French Revolution. One of 14 volumes

Cambridge Modern History: Napoleon (vol 9)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1906        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The Consulate, 1799-1804 – The Armed Neutrality, 1780-1801 – The Pacification Of Europe, 1799-1802 – France And Her Tributaries, 1801-3 – France Under The Empire, 1804-14 – The Codes – The Concordats – The Command Of The Sea, 1803-15 – The Third Coalition. I. 1805-6 – The Third Coalition. II. 1806-7 – The Napoleonic Empire At Its Height, 1807-9 – The War Of 1809 – The Continental System, 1809-14 – The French Dependencies, And Switzerland, 1800-14 – The Peninsular War, 1808-14 – Russia Under Alexander I, And The Invasion Of 1812 – The War Of Liberation, 1813-4 – The First Restoration, 1814-5 – The Congress Of Vienna. I. 1814-5 – The Hundred Days, 1815 – The Congress Of Vienna, II. 1815 – Great Britain And Ireland., 1792-1815 – The British Empire, 1783-1815 – St Helena. One of 14 volumes

Cambridge Modern History: The Restoration (vol 10)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1911        Dewey Dec.   940.2

The Congresses, 1815-22 – The Doctrinaires – Reaction And Revolution In France – Italy – The Papacy And The Catholic Church – Greece And The Balkan Peninsula – Spain (1815-45) – The Spanish Dominions In America – The Establishment Of Independence In Spanish America – Brazil And Portugal – The Germanic Federation (1815-40) – Literature In Germany – Russia – Poland And The Polish Revolution – The Orleans Monarchy – The Low Countries – Mehemet Ali – Great Britain (1815-32) – Catholic Emancipation – Great Britain And Ireland (1832-41) – Canada – The Revolution In English Poetry And Fiction – Economic Change – The British Economists. One of 14 volumes

Selected Articles about History Worldwide

Cambridge Modern History: The Growth of Nationalities (vol 11)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1909        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Great Britain And Free Trade (1841-52) – The Fall Of Constitutionalism In France (1840-8) – Liberalism And Nationality In Germany And Austria (1840-8) – Italy In Revolution (1846-9) – The French Republic (1848-52) – The Revolution And The Reaction In Germany And Austria. I (1848-9) – The Revolution And The Reaction In Germany And Austria. II – The Achievement Of Swiss Federal Unity – Russia And The Levant – Napoleon III And The Period Of Personal Government (1852-9) – Great Britain And The Crimean War (1852-6) – Great Britain, Last Years Of Whiggism, Parliamentary Reform (1856-68) – English Literature (1840-70) – Cavour And The Kingdom Of Italy (1849-61) – Austria, Prussia, And The Germanic Confederation (1) Reaction And Reorganisation (1852-62) – (2) German Literature (1840-70) – (3) The National Spirit In Hungarian Literature (1686-1900) – Bismarck And German Unity – The Liberal Empire (1859-70) – The Reaction Against Romanticism In French Literature (1840-71) – The Completion Of Italian Unity (1) The Successors Of Cavour (1861-70) – (2) The Literature Of The Risorgimento And After (1846-70) – The Course Of Revolution In Spain And Portugal (1846-71) – The Franco-German War (1870-1) – Russia And The Levant After The Crimean War (1) Russia And The Period Of Reform – (2) The Balkan Lands – (3) Russian Literature – Holland And Belgium (1839-70) – Scandinavia (1815-70) (1) Sweden And Norway – (2) Denmark – (3) Dano-Norwegian Literature (1815-65) – Rome And The Vatican Council (1846-70) – India And Afghanistan (1815-69) – Great Britain And Her Colonies (1) The New Colonial Policy (1840-70) – (2) The Federation Of Canada – (3) The English And Dutch In South Africa (1815-70) – (4) The Development Of Australasia (1815-70) – The Far East (1815-71) (1) China And Her Intercourse With Western Powers – (2) Japan. One of 14 volumes

Cambridge Modern History: The Latest Age (vol 12)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1910        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Modern Europe – Foreign Relations Of The United States During The Civil War – Great Britain – Ireland And The Home Rule Movement – The French Republic – The German Empire – Austria-Hungary – United Italy – The Low Countries – The Iberian Peninsula – Scandinavia – Reaction And Revolution In Russia – The Reform Movement In Russia – The Ottoman Empire And The Balkan Peninsula – Egypt And The Egyptian Sudan (1841-1907) – The British Empire In India – The Far East – The Regeneration Of Japan – The Russo-Japanese War – The European Colonies – The Republics Of Latin America – The Modern Law Of Nations And The Prevention Of War – Social Movements – The Scientific Age – The Growth Of Historical Science. One of 14 volumes

Cambridge Modern History: Genealogical Tables and Lists and General Index (vol 13)

Ward, A.W. etc., eds.
1911        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“The series of Tables and Lists here supplied consists, in the first instance, of Genealogical Tables of the sovereign families of European and certain other countries, together with Lists of elected potentates, within the period treated in The Cambridge Modern History. To these are added Genealogical Tables of certain noble houses, with Lists of chief ministers of great States, and of governors of important dependencies and colonies, within the same period. Finally, Lists are given of English (and British) Parliaments and of Imperial Diets, together with one or two lists of a special kind adverted to below. These Tables and Lists are primarily intended as aids in the use of The Cambridge Modern History; and no pretence is made that every one of them is complete in itself… The Tables and Lists should throughout be used in conjunction with the General Index (also in this volume). ” – Preliminary remarks. One of 14 volumes.

Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815

Webster, Charles Kinglsey
1919        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Congress of Vienna: Assembly in 1814-1815 that reorganized Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. It began in September 1814, five months after Napoleon I’s first abdication and completed its “Final Act” in June 1815, shortly before the Waterloo campaign and the final defeat of Napoleon. The settlement was the most-comprehensive treaty that Europe had ever seen.” – Online Encyclopedia Britannica
Preparation of the Congress – Organization of the Congress – Work of the Congress – Completion of the Congress – Appendices
Published by the Historical Section of the Foreign Office in preparation for peace negotiations in Paris after WWI.

Mahan on Naval Warfare, ed.

selections from the writings of Rear Admiral Alfred T. Mahan

Westcott, Allan
1918        Dewey Dec.   940.2

“Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) was an American naval officer who wrote extensively on naval strategy and the history of sea power. From his studies of naval warfare he drew principles of strategy that greatly influenced the development and employment of naval forces during the first half of the twentieth century. As a historian he studied the relations of sea power and history, and he developed a philosophy of history in which the concept of force played a major role.” – Encyclopedia.com
Naval Principles – Sea Power in History – Naval and National Policies – Appendices

The lives of many historical figures are covered in books on our Biography Page

Literary Source-book of the Renaissance

Whitcomb, Merrick
1903        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Collection of sources in translation illustrating the literary and intellectual side of the Italian and German Renaissance. Excellent introduction to the German Renaissance.

Eighteenth-century Europe, Tradition and Progress 1715-1789

Woloch, Isser
1982        Dewey Dec.   940.2

Textbook for the period, in the “The Norton History of Modern Europe” series.
Ch. 1. The state : state building in the age of absolutism ; the non-absolutist states — Ch. 2. International rivalry : relations between states ; absolutism and armies — Ch. 3. The social order : rural society ; an age of aristocracy ; urban society — Ch. 4. The dynamic eighteenth century : population growth ; economic growth ; the beginnings of structural change in England — Ch. 5. Poverty and public order : the struggle against poverty ; crime and punishment — Ch. 6. The varieties of culture : high and middling culture ; cultural institutions ; popular culture — Ch. 7. An age of enlightenment : the philosophes ; diffusion and resistance — Ch. 8. Church and religion : the church as an institution ; religiosity — Ch. 9. The road to revolution : cracks in the old order ; the crisis of the old regime in France

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