1st Edition

Themes in Modern European History 1780-1830

Edited By Pamela Pilbeam Copyright 1995
    280 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    Themes in Modern European History 1780-1830 is an authoritative and lively exploration of a period dominated by events which have shaped modern Europe. In a series of articles, six leading academics present some controversial conclusions:
    * the east/west contrast in Europe today has more to do with responses to the French Revolution of 1789 than the Russian Revolution of 1917
    * the conservative Europe of 1814 was the product of the Romantic imagnation, not a `Restoration' of the old regime

    Spanning political, social, economic and demographic facets of revolutions, this is an indispensable textbook for all students of the nineteenth century, and for all those interested in understanding the nature of Europe today.

    List of Maps 1. Introducing Europe in Revolution and War, Pamela Pilbeam ; 2. The French Revolution Julian Swann 3. Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution, Robert Alexander ; 4. The Eastern Empires from the Ancien Rgime to the Challenge of the French Wars 1780-c1806 Brendan Simms ; 5. the Eastern Empires from the Challenge of Napoleon to the Restoration c1806-1830, Brendan Simms 6. The `Restoration' of Western Europe 1814-15 Pamela Pilbeam ; 7. Revolutionary Movements in Western Europe 1814-1830 Pamela Pilbeam ; 8. The Challenge of Industrialization Colin Heywood 9. The Growth of Population, Colin Heywood ; 10. European Society in Revolution , Pamela Pilbeam 11. Reason and Romanticism: Currents of Social and Political Thought , Michael Biddiss ; Conclusion: Liberty and Order?, Pamela Pilbeam ; Chronology of Main Events Contributors


    Pamela M. Pilbeam is Reader in Modern European History at the University of London. She is the author of The Middle Classes in Europe 1789–1914 (1990), The 1830 Revolution in France (1991), and Republicanism in Nineteenth-Century France 1814–71 (1994).

    'The book is a valuable and important textbook for students of nineteenth century History. The information is presented in a clear and detailed fashion.' - History Teaching Review

    'This is an important and successful attemp to bridge three periods that are all-too-rarely connected: ancien regime, Revolutionary and Napolenic, and post Napolenic Europe.' - Journal of European Studies