Scribner Library of Modern Europe: Since 1914 - Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, 1st Edition

  • Editor: John Merriman
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  • ISBN-10: 0684314975
  • ISBN-13: 9780684314976
  • DDC: 940.503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 3135 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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The tumultuous recent century of Europe's history is traced in this five-volume set, which picks up the story begun in its companion set, Europe 1789-1914.

Profiling the age of war and reconstruction, Europe Since 1914 details European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union, linking it to the history of the rest of the world. Many transformations in the European story are covered in this easily accessible collection of about 675 illustrations and 920 articles: Europe sundered by war and genocide, Europe reconfigured after World War II and the Cold War, and Europe making a new place for itself on the world stage. Written by about 500 leading experts from universities all over the world, the set effectively covers a broad scope, encompassing the period's scientific and economic, social and cultural, political and military developments. Users will find in it the major facts about the period, clear explanations of the main lines of scholarly interpretation and guidance through scholarly controversies. Sidebars add interest and clarification, a chronology and thematic outline offer concise context that builds meaningful connections, and article specific bibliographies offer guidance for further reading. Each volume also includes an 8-page color insert and a comprehensive index that allows quick access to target information.

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"These sturdily bound sets will not only help answer reference questions, but they could also provide some assigned reading materials for classes in several disciplines; librarians might wish to promote these sets accordingly. The fact that they may also be available at institutions that have the Gale online reference titles is an additional convenience and a factor in both use and promotion of the encyclopedia. This is a good price for the contents. The title under review is suitable for all academic and large public libraries." --ARBA, March 2007


"The introduction and chronological table provide an overview of important changes and innovations. Numerous illustrations, cross-references and bibliographic notes, plus a subject outline and a substantial index encourage further research. This guide is recommended for high school, public and academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, February 2007

— Lawrence Looks at Books

"The volumes are well illustrated with b&w images and a group of full-page maps is found at the beginning of each volume. 'This is a companion set to the 5-volume Europe 1789 to 1914; Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire.'" --Art Book News Annual, 2008

— Art Book News Annual

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Scribner Library of Modern Europe: 1789 to 1914 - Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire  (ISBN-10: 0684314967 | ISBN-13: 9780684314969)

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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