The time period between the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I is one of the most studied periods in history. The heavily researched era is singled out in this exciting new five-volume set covering the important people and the major events and developments in Europe. Broad in scope, the contributions of about 600 scholars across the globe are conveniently collected in a single encyclopedia that encompasses all areas of human endeavor. With a thoughtful index and accessible prose, readers can easily gather specific information or leisurely explore the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as its political, military and economic developments. The collection of 868 articles illustrates the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era on Europe, and the transformation of its political, social, and cultural institutions by the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, great power rivalries and innovative cultural change. Each article includes a bibliography, some annotated. Enlivening the material are sidebars that clarify concepts and provide excerpts from primary source documents. Each volume also includes an 8-page color insert and numerous illustrations. A chronology and a thematic outline of the contents concisely frames the material in a larger context, helping readers build meaningful connections.
This set links European experience to the history of the rest of the world, continuing the Charles Scribner's Sons' award-winning line from Ancient Europe and Encyclopedia of the Renaissance through Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World.
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"This companion to Europe since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction shares the same editorial team and design. The 866 expert-written essays introduce the reader to the most significant movements, ideas, events and leaders of Europe from the beginnings of the French Revolution to the approach of the First World War. The wide-ranging guide to European history will serve high school, public and academic libraries."
--Lawrence Looks at Books, February 2007
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