European history books; 18th & 19th centuries. Hundreds of modern & vintage history books free online to borrow or download. Enlightenment, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, Imperialism, Nationalism, Crimean War, Age of Revolution, Congress of Vienna, Social & Economic History, Cultural & Intellectual History, more.
About 110 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Enlightenment Europe”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: The 18th Century: Europe in the Age of Enlightenment, Toleration in Enlightenment Europe, How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment, The Enlightenment in France, Cosmopolitan History from Voltaire to Gibbon, An Intellectual History of Modern Europe, The Role of the Enlightenment in Modern History, Magic and Superstition in Europe, Art in Europe 1700-1830, The 18th Century Revolution in Spain, Modern European History, Enlightened Despotism, many more books on Europe in the Enlightenment.
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About 160 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “18th Century Europe”. Some books: The Age of Voltaire, Revolution and Papacy 1769-1846, Baroque Music, The International History of the American Revolution, The Enlightenment, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, European Architecture 1750-1890, The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, Early Modern Spain: a social history, The Industrial Revolution, The Old Regime 1713-63, The Protestant Evangelical Awakening, What Life Was Like During the Age of Reason, The Enlightened Despots, many more books on 18th Century Europe.
You may also like our collection of articles about the history of Great Britain & Ireland, 19th & 20th centuries.
About 250 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “19th Century Europe”. Some books: Women in 19th Century Europe, Industrialization and Social Inequality in 19th-Century Europe, 19th & 20th Century Art, Shopkeepers and Master Artisans in 19th Century Europe, Food & Drink in Britain, The Emergence of Jewish Artists in 19th Century Europe, Working-Class Formation, Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, The Chancelleries of Europe, Byron’s Political and Cultural Influence in 19th Century Europe, Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, The Churches in the 19th Century, many more books on 19th Century Europe.
About 180 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Napoleonic Wars 1800-1815”. Some books: The Retreat from Moscow, Napoleon’s Campaign of 1812 and the Retreat from Moscow, 1812: Eyewitness Accounts of Napoleon’s Defeat in Russia, Economic Effects of the French Revolutionary and Napoloeonic Wars, Blundering to Glory: Napoleon’s Military Campaigns, The Anglo-Russian Invasion of Naples 1805-1806, Napoleon: a biographical companion, Napoleon: life, legacy and image, Napoleon as a General, Napoleon on the Art of War, Napoleon’s Conquest of Europe: the war of the 3rd Coalition, Napoleonic Infantry, Nelson’s Trafalgar, On the Napoleonic Wars, many more books on the Napoleonic Wars. European history books.
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A Guide to History’s Most Famous Sea Battle and the Life of Admiral Lord Nelson
2005 Dewey Dec. 940.2
The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on October 21, 1805, off Cape Trafalgar on the Spanish coast, between the combined fleets of Spain and France and the Royal Navy. The last great sea action of the period, it established British naval supremacy and ended the threat of French invasion. The Trafalgar Companion not only chronicles the campaign and the battle itself in unprecedented detail, but it also charts Admiral Lord Nelson’s life and career as well as his death at the height of the battle. Providing a wealth of background details on contemporary naval life, seamanship, gunnery, tactics, and much else, the narrative is supplemented by informative sidebars, 200 color illustrations, and stage-by-stage battle diagrams. European history books.
1961 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Provides a wide-ranging account and discussion of the history of Europe from 1713-1789. As well as political events, problems and institutions, it looks at the economic life of the continent, social structures and problems and intellectual and religious life. Also all aspects of Europe’s relations with the rest of the world.
Artz, Frederick B.
1934 Dewey Dec. 940.2
European society after the Napoleonic wars – The throne and the altar – The Middle class and the peasants – Search for a principle of authority – Creeds of Liberalism – First years of peace, 1815-1820 – Crisis of 1820 – Rise of a new generation – Disintegration of the Restoration, 1820-1830. European history books.
1975 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Drawing from the works of influential figures in art and literature, the author traces the development of romanticism from classicism and the emergence of the modern ego. European history books.
Becker, Carl L.
1932 Dewey Dec. 940.2
These essays disclose the fallacy of believing that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. The author demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Ages of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that the philosophers “demolished the Heavenly City of St. Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date materials.
Climates of opinion — The laws of nature and of nature’s God — The new history : philosophy teaching by example — The uses of posterity. European history books.
Binkley, Robert C.
1935 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Age of science: Synthesis, popularization and utility – Science and life – Realism and materialism – The Church and the secular dogmas – The Land and the people – The world of business enterprise, and industrial relations – Politics of reaction – The Concert and the Crimean War (1852-1856) – The Crisis of federative polity – Confederation and unity in Italy – Federative crisis in Central and Eastern Europe – Civil War and reconstruction – Denouement – Bibliographical essay. European history books.
Blanning, T.C.W., ed.
1996 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Modern Europeans, argues T. C. W. Blanning, are characterized by the conviction that the ground is moving beneath their feet. Among other things, it has given them a strong sense of dynamism: the world is changing, it can be changed, and so it should be changed. Indeed, in the last two centuries, modern Europeans have transformed not only their continent but the world.
This lavishly illustrated history of Europe from the late eighteenth century to the present day offers a fascinating guide to the momentous events, achievements, and personalities that have stamped their mark on the continent. Written by an international team of leading scholars, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe is at once authoritative, stimulating, and accessible, presenting both change and continuity, revolution and stability–not only in politics but also in the economic, social, cultural, and military realms.
Insightful, provocative, and intellectually rewarding, this book offers an unparalleled, informed perspective on the history of the continent. The only fully illustrated general history of modern Europe available–more than 240 illustrations, including many in full color, complement the text throughout–The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe will give every reader a better understanding of the world in which we live, how it came to be what it is, and where it may be going next.
Contents: Revolution from above and below : European politics from the French Revolution to the first world war / John Roberts — The industrialization of modern Europe, 1750-1914 / Clive Trebilcock — Military modernization, 1789-1918 / Hew Strachan — From orders to classes : European society in the nineteenth century / Pamela Pilbeam — The commercilization and sacralization of European culture in the nineteenth century / T.C.W. Blanning — The great civil war : European politics, 1914-1945 / Paul Preston — The fall and rise of the European economy in the twentieth century / Harold James — Warfare in Europe since 1918 / Richard Overy — European society in the twentieth century / Richard Bessel — From modernism to post-modernism / Martin Jay — Europe divided and reunited, 1945-1995 / David Reynolds
2008 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Europe, early in the 20th century: a world adrift, a pulsating era of creativity and contradictions. The hot topics of the day — terrorism and globalization, immigration, consumerism, the lack of moral values, and rivaling superpowers — could make one forget that it is a century ago that this era vanished into the trenches of the Somme and Vimy Ridge.
Or did it? The closer one looks, the more this world seems like ours, the more one sees that the questions and realities shaping our lives and thoughts were formulated and laid down at the beginning of the 20th century: feminism, democratization, mass communication, commercial branding, consumerism, state-sponsored genocide, and psychoanalysis were all concepts birthed in this period. This was a time radically unlike the Victorian era that preceded it, a time in which all the old certainties broke down. Philipp Blom succeeds in bringing to life the immediacy of the lives and issues of this fascinating, flawed pre-war period.
Through a series of historical vignettes, each chapter focusing on one particularly telling event for every year from 1900 to 1914, The Vertigo Years discovers the great people, powers, and ideas of Europe after 1900. The approach is eclectic, brilliantly combining the novelist’s eye with the craft of the historian. It opens up this era in all its contradictions and similarities to our own.
Contents: 1900 : the dynamo and the virgin — 1901 : the changing of the guard — 1902 : Oedipus Rex — 1903 : a strange luminescence — 1904 : His Majesty and Mister Morel — 1905 : in all fury — 1906 : dreadnought and anxiety — 1907 : dreams and visions — 1908 : ladies with rocks — 1909 : the cult of the fast machine — 1910 : human nature changed — 1911 : people’s palaces — 1912 : questions of breeding — 1913 : Wagner’s crime — 1914 : murder most foul
1934 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Recounts the significant events of the French Revolution in an analysis of their impact on the evolution of ideas and institutions in the rise of modern Europe.
CONTENTS: The Setting; – The Monarchical Experiment; – Europe and the Revolution: Peace; – The Republican Experiment; – The Revolutionary Government; – The Republic of Virtue; – Europe and the Revolution: War; – The Thermidoreans; – The Directory; – The Arts and Sciences in Revolutionary Europe – Conclusion.
1938 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Volume in the “Rise of Modern Europe” series.
“This volume was designed to primarily give the reader and student a reliable survey of European history written by experts in various branches of that vast subject. In consonance with the current broad conception of the scope of history, they attempt to go beyond a merely political military narrative, and to lay stress upon social economic, religious, scientific and artistic developments.”
Prelude to Caesarism – France and the Consulate: Restoration of order and authority – Europe and the Revolution: Compromise – Imperial France: The Revolution disciplined – The Economic conflict: France and Great Britain – Failure to check the expansion of French influence in Europe – European society under the international Empire – Spread of nationalist revolts against the French domination – Europe casts off the French hegemony – European thought and culture in the Napoleonic era – The revolutionary testament
Buck, Albert H.
1920 Dewey Dec. 940.2
“An account of the revival of the science and art of medicine which took place in western Europe during the latter half of the eighteenth century and the first part of the nineteenth.” European history books.
1975 Dewey Dec. 940.2
“The declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society represents a major shift in Western life and thought. Owen Chadwick’s acclaimed lectures on the secularization of the European mind trace this movement in the 19th century, identifying and exploring both the social and the intellectual aspects of this momentous change. The rise of technology, the growth of big cities and a cheap press take their place alongside evolutionary science and Marxism in this fascinating analysis of the erosion of the Church’s power.” – book cover. European history books.
Clapham, J. H.
1921 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Introduction – Rural Life And Agriculture In France: Before The Railway Age – German Rural Conditions Before The Railway Age – Industrial Conditions In France, 1815-1848 – Industrial Conditions In Germany, 1815-1848 – Communications And Commerce In Western Europe Before The Railway Age – Money Banking And Investment, 1815-1848 – The Making Of The First Railway And Telegraph Network, 1830-1869 – Rural France, 1848-1914 – Rural Germany, 1848-1914 – Industry Industrial Policy And Labour In France, 1848-1914 – Industry Industrial Policy And Labour In Germany, 1848-1914 – Communications Commerce And Commercial Organisation In In The Railway Age – Money Banking And Investment – Epilogue
2005 Dewey Dec. 940.2
Vienna, 1815: As the political leaders of Europe assemble to determine the fate of the continent after defeating Napoleon, the alarming news arrives that Napoleon has escaped captivity. Bonaparte had returned, and it would be just one hundred days before he met his enemies in a final, epic battle. In Napoleon and the Hundred Days, Stephen Coote vividly re-creates the rise and fall of Bonaparte’s empire, and brings to life the characters who shaped it. With the eye of an historian and the dramatic style of a novelist, Coote describes how the path to war became inevitable and how, at the Battle of Waterloo, the fatigued but ever arrogant Napoleon met his match. This is a dazzling portrait of the legendary emperor, whose genius, courage, and tenacity won–and lost–him a vast empire. European history books.
1933 Dewey Dec. 940.2
The Religion of Liberty – Opposing Religious Faiths – The Romantic Movement – Resistance and Opposition to Absolutism and the Victory over It (1815-30) – Progress of the Liberal Movement: First Conflicts with Social Democracy 1830-47) – Liberal-National Revolutions, Democratic-Social Revolutions, and Reactions (1848-51) – The Revolutionary Revival and the General Liberal-National Organization of Europe (1851-70) – The Unification of German Power and the Change in the Public Spirit of Europe (1870) – The Liberal Age (1871-1914) – International Politics, Activism, and the War (1871-1914). European history books.
Cromer, the Earl of
1910 Dewey Dec. 940.2
“This essay, in a very abridged form, was delivered on January Il, 1910, as an address to the Classical Association, of which body I was President for the year 1909-10. CROMER.” – Preface. European history books.