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The Routledge Companion to Modern European History since 1763

1st Edition

By Chris Cook, John Stevenson


504 pages

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The Routledge Companion to Modern European History since 1763 is a compact and highly accessible work of reference covering the broad sweep of events from the last days of the ancient regime to the ending of the Cold War, and from the reshaping of Eastern Europe to the radical expansion of the European Union in 2004.

Within the broad coverage of this outstanding volume, particular attention is given to subjects such as:

  • the era of the Enlightened Despots
  • the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era in France, and the revolutions of 1848
  • nationalism and imperialism, and the retreat from Empire
  • the First World War, the rise of the European dictators, the coming of the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the post-war development of Europe
  • the Cold War, the Soviet Union and its break up
  • the protest and upheavals of the 1960s, as well as social issues such as the rise of the welfare state, and the changing place of women in society throughout the period.

With a fully comprehensive glossary, a biographical section, a thorough bibliography and informative maps, this volume is the indispensable companion for all those who study modern European history.


'A venerable title … most welcome [and] most useful.' – Contemporary Review

'This title would be accessible to both the general and student reader alike…The former would no doubt find this a useful reference if they were studying any aspect of European history since 1763.'Reference Reviews

Table of Contents

Part 1: Principal Rulers and Ministers Part 2: Political Chronologies Part 3: War, Diplomacy and Imperialism Part 4: Social and Economic History Part 5: Biographies Part 6: Glossary of Terms Part 7: Topic Bibliography

About the Authors

John Stevenson is Professor of History at Worcester College, Oxford. He is the editor of English Historical Documents, 1914-1957. Chris Cook is editor of the Pears Cyclopaedia.

About the Series

Routledge Companions to History

Routledge Companions to History offer perfect reference guides to key historical events and eras, providing everything that the student or general reader needs to know.

These comprehensive guides include essential apparatus for navigating through specific topics in a clear and straightforward manner – including introductory articles, biographies and chronologies – to provide accessible and indispensable surveys crammed with vital information valuable for beginner and expert alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General