Providing a continent-wide history, this major survey covers the key political events of this turbulent period. Jonathan Sperber also looks at lives of ordinary people and considers broad social and economic developments. In particular he examines the relationships between the different revolutionary movements, showing how the French Revolution of 1789 set patterns which recurred over the following sixty years.
Introduction: The Age of Revolution seen from the Twenty-First Century. 1. Europe at the End of the Old Regime 2. A Decade of Revolution: France, 1789-99. 3. The French Revolution and Europe. 4. Napoleon's Europe 5. Social and Economic Change, 1780-1850. 6. The Shapes of Public Life, 1815-50. 7. In the Shadow of the Past, 1815-32. 8. Old Certainties and New Vistas, 1830-51. 9. The Age of Revolution in European History. Annotated Further Reading. Index.