Jonathan Sperber’s Revolutionary Europe 1780–1850 is a history of Europe in the age of the French Revolution, from the end of the old regime to the outcome of the revolutions of 1848. Fully revised and updated, this second edition provides a continent-wide history of the key political events and social transformation that took place within this turbulent period, extending as far as their effects within the European colonial society of the Caribbean.
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Revolutionary Europe 1780–1850 is the perfect introduction for students of the history of the French Revolution and the history of Europe more broadly.
'Sperber’s synthesis of the revolutionary era is extremely useful for advanced students. The book’s wide coverage is framed in an overarching, modern interpretation: The old-regime society of orders was replaced by a new civil society based on property ownership.'
Professor Marion Gray, Western Michigan University
'This splendid survey of a transformative period in European history is destined to serve as the introductory text of choice for a new generation of students. Jonathan Sperber writes with feeling, bringing his considerable expertise to bear in an insightful, comparative and balanced assessment of the sweeping changes that characterised the revolutionary era.'
Dr Katherine D. Watson, Oxford Brookes University
Table of Contents
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