Published in 1963: The three essays bound together in ths book are based upon lectures given by the author as a Univesity Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford. The Lectures were not intended as a substitute for the excellent textbooks of modern European history published in recent years. The choice of subject and more of treatment were determined by the questions of students and others attempting to find in this history of modern Europe something more than a chronicale of events, a list of dates and names, a catalogue of political and consititutional changes.
Table of Contents
1. The Age of European Peace 2. The Character of European Wars: 1815-1870 3. Causes of European Wars: 1815-1870 4. Political and Other Factors Making for Peace 5. Economic Factors Making for Peace or War Historical Material and Historical Certainty: The Nineteenth Century 1. The Source of Modern History 2. The Classification of Historical Material 3. The Classification of Historical Material 4. Historicans of the Nineteenth Century French History and French Memoirs 1815-1850 1. Outline of French History: 1815-1850 2. French Memoirs: 1815-1850