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Description - Europe 1850-1914 by Jonathan Sperber

The second half of the nineteenth century was an era of relative tranquillity and progress It was an age of free acquisition and disposition of private property among individuals and families, in a phrase, a bourgeois era. This book tells the story of European history from the middle of the nineteenth century to the outbreak of the First World War. Encompassing in his account the entire European continent, the author describes:- the structures and processes of economic growth- the creation of an urban-industrial society- the rise and transformation of voluntary associations- the changing structures of gender and the position of women- the triumphs and defeats of positivism and empiricism in the natural and social sciences- artists search for new forms of expression- the rise of mass politics and the growth of nationalism- the changing relations and scope of actions of the Great Powers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405801348
ISBN-10: 1405801344
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 171mm x 23mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Longman
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jonathan Sperber

Jonathan Sperber is Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He has written eight books and twenty-three articles on nineteenth century and twentieth century European history, including The European Revolutions, 1848-1851.

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