Revolution, Liberalism, and Nationalism in Europe, 1789-1914
Europe at its Zenith, 1871-1914
I. Introduction: Europe of La Belle Epoque.
II. Demographic and Social Trends, 1871-1914.A. Population Growth.III. Domestic Affairs of the Great Powers, 1871-1914.
B. Urban Problems of the Late Nineteenth-Century.
C. The Ascendancy of the Middle Class.
D. The Status of Women.A. The Victorian Compromise: Great Britain, 1871-1914.IV. Economic Life: The Creation of a World Economy.
B. The Third French Republic, 1871-1914.
C. The German Empire, 1871-1914.
D. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1867-1914.
E. The Russian Empire, 1856-1914.A. The First Industrial Revolution, ca. 1750-1840s.V. Europe and the Non-Western World: The Imperialist Impulse.
B. The Second Industrial Revolution in Western Europe, 1870-1914.1. New Sources of Power.C. Results of the Second Industrial Revolution.
2. New Industries.
3. Capitalism in the Later Nineteenth Century.1. Standardization.
2. The Growth of Cartels and Trusts.
3. The Spread of Industry.
4. Search for New Markets.
6. The Decline of Agriculture in Western Europe.
7. The Export of Capital.
8. The World Economy Before 1914.
9. Working Class Movements.A. The "Old" Imperialism, ca. 1500-1860s.VI. The Crisis in European Thought, 1871-1914.
B. The New Imperialism and its Consequences, ca. 1870-1914.A. Friedrich Nietzsche and the Death of God.VII. Conclusion: The Paris World's Fair of 1900.
B. The Challenge to Christianity.
C. The Challenge to Traditional Science.
D. Darwin, Freud, and the Nature of Man.
E. Rationalism Questioned.
F. Nationalism/Social Darwinism/Racism.
G. A Revolution in the Arts: The Birth of Modern Art (Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism).
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