This book provides readers with an introduction to the complex era from 1878 to the end of World War I.
Review of the Previous Edition:
"The general reader, after deep gulps of prose, will wonder whythey were ever led to think that history is a dull subject. Stone'sfellow professionals will only be able to take his narrative insmall doses, needing frequent pauses to think, snort or wrigglewith envy." The Spectator
'This is a facinating book, elegant, witty, original, informative and many-sided...The general reader, after deep gulpsof prose, will wonder why they were ever led to think that historyis a dull subject. His fellow professionals will only be able totake his narrative in small doses, needing frequent pauses tothink, snort or wriggle with envy... There really cannot have beena teacher like Norman Stone for many years, and his readers willnow jealously compete with his pupils for his time.' John KeeganmSpectator
Preface to the First Edition.
1. The End of 'Moral Order': Metropolis.
The Liberal Revolution.
The 'Great Depression.'.
'Transformism': The Politics of the 1880s.
2. Strange Death, 1890-1914: The New Course.
'National Efficiency' and Sammlungspolitik, 1896-1904.
1905: The Ghost of 1848.
The Ghost of Bonapartism: Reveil National, 1910-1914.
3. The Great Powers of Europe: International Relations, 1897-1914.
4. War and Revolution, 1914-1918.
'Gift from Mars.'.
The War, 1914-1918.
5. New Structure: The Cultural Revolution of 1900.
Series: Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.19 x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised