eBook A History of Western Civilization: Advances in Democracy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304177
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304172
  • DDC: 909.09821
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, Europe was seized by the spirit of political and social innovation and reform that has continued into the 21st century. The general atmosphere of the continent, reflected in the Romantic, Realist, and Modernist movements that swept through its nations, reflected a growing cognizance of previously neglected social realities that demanded action. This engaging volume chronicles Europe's transformations from the late 18th century through the present and examines the European response to both prosperity and war.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Age of Revolution, 1789–1849.
2: The Industrial Revolution.
3: Economic Effects.
4: Social Upheaval.
5: Political Revolutions.
6: The French Revolution.
7: The Napoleonic Era.
8: Congress of Vienna.
9: The Conservative Reaction.
10: The Revolutions of 1848.
11: The Legacy of the French Revolution.
12: Cultural Nationalism.
13: Simplicity and Truth.
14: Populism.
15: Nature of the Changes.
16: Napoleon's Influence.
17: The Early 19th Century: Romanticism and Other Cultural Developments.
18: The Romantic Movement.
19: Literature.
20: Drama.
21: Painting.
22: Sculpture and Architecture.
23: Music.
24: Self-Analysis.
25: Social and Political Thought.
26: Faust.
27: Postrevolutionary Thinking.
28: The Principle of Evolution.
29: Science.
30: Philosophy.
31: Idealism.
32: Religion and Its Alternatives.
33: Scientific Positivism.
34: The Cult of Art.
35: The Mid-19th Century: Realism and Realpolitik.
36: Realpolitik.
37: Scientific Materialism.
38: Victorian Morality.
39: The Advance of Democracy.
40: Realism in the Arts.
41: Realism.
42: Literature.
43: Painting and Sculpture.
44: Popular Art.
45: Music.
46: Summary.
47: A Maturing Industrial Society, 1849–1914.
48: The “Second Industrial Revolution”.
49: Modifications in Social Structure.
50: The Rise of Organized Labour and Mass Protests.
51: Mass Leisure: The Example of the United Kingdom.
52: Conditions in Eastern Europe.
53: The Emergence of the Industrial State.
54: Political Patterns.
55: Dreyfus Affair.
56: Changes in Government Functions.
57: Reform and Reaction in Eastern Europe.
58: Diplomatic Entanglements.
59: The Scramble for Colonies.
60: Prewar Diplomacy.
61: Modern Culture at the Turn of the 20th Century.
62: Decadents.
63: Symbolism and Impressionism.
64: Aestheticism.
65: Naturalism.
66: The New Century.
67: Arts and Crafts Movement.
68: New Trends in Technology and Science.
69: Art Nouveau.
70: The Social Sciences.
71: Reexamination of the Universe.
72: Theosophical Society.
73: The Prewar Period.
74: Society and Culture Amid the World Wars, 1914–45.
75: The Great War, or World War I.
76: The Cultural Shock of the First World War.
77: The Interwar Years.
78: Hopes in Geneva.
79: The Lottery in Weimar.
80: The Impact of the Slump.
81: The Trappings of Dictatorship.
82: Dictatorship.
83: The Phony Peace.
84: The Blast of World War II.
85: Postwar Europe, 1945 to the Present.
86: The United States to the Rescue.
87: A Climate of Fear.
88: Affluence and Its Underside.
89: The Reflux of Empire.
90: Ever Closer Union?.
91: Lisbon Treaty.
92: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.