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
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
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).