The Resource The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914, Richard J. Evans

The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914, Richard J. Evans

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The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914
Title
The pursuit of power
Title remainder
Europe 1815-1914
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Evans
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the century between the fall of Napoleon and the outbreak of World War I, discussing events ranging from the crumbling of the Spanish, Ottoman, and Mughal empires and the rise of British imperial ambition to the violent revolution in Spain and the unifications of Germany and Italy
  • "In the nineteenth century, Europe experienced unprecedented economic and technological growth, social change, and cultural transformation. It was the dawn of the railway, the telegraph, the steamship, the phonograph, the cinema, and the motor car. Covering every part of the continent from Iceland to Sicily, Ireland to Russia, Richard J. Evans delivers a masterly survey that pays due attention to the wars, revolutions, and political upheavals of the age, and sets the politics of power in a broad context of social, economic, and cultural change. This was the age of industrialization, when huge cities sprang up virtually overnight and confronted society with manifold new problems--from crime and deviance to environmental degradation and pollution--that are still with us today. Major figures from Bismarck to Beethoven, Monet to Marx, bestrode the continent, leaving an indelible impression for the future. In the period bound by the Battle of Waterloo and the outbreak of World War I, Europe dominated the rest of the world as never before or since. This book breaks new ground by showing how the continent shaped, and was shaped by, interactions with other parts of the globe. Drawing on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe, Evans has created an extraordinarily rich, surprising, and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation."--Dust jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Richard J
Dewey number
940.2/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D 363 .E97 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Penguin history of Europe
Series volume
vii
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Politics and government
  • Europe
  • HISTORY / Europe
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
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The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914, Richard J. Evans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legacies of revolution -- The paradoxes of freedom -- The European spring -- The social revolution -- The conquest of nature -- The age of emotion -- The challenge of democracy -- The wages of empire
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 819 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670024575
Lccn
2016044050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380322
  • (OCoLC)ocn944380322
Label
The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914, Richard J. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legacies of revolution -- The paradoxes of freedom -- The European spring -- The social revolution -- The conquest of nature -- The age of emotion -- The challenge of democracy -- The wages of empire
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 819 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670024575
Lccn
2016044050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380322
  • (OCoLC)ocn944380322

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