The Emergence of the European World is a narrative history of Europe, and of four centuries in which the European nations so extended their influence that for much of the period the world could very largely be described as European. The story encompasses the great revolutions in England, America, France and Russia; the rise of the European and American democracies; the acquisition and loss of Empire; demographic transition and the industrial revolution; and the wars almost constantly fought, either directly or by proxy, which at various times so critically changed the course of human history.
"Professor Fox has fashioned a book that is virtually unique in its clear narrative approach to the past three hundred years. It provides an essential foundation for people at any level in higher education who want a thoughtful overview of the role of the nation state in the making of the modern world." Jozef W. Konvitz, Michigan State University
"One of the master scholar teachers of our generation. In The Emergence of the Modern European World he has distilled a lifetime of study and thinking about European history. He covers all major issues from the eighteenth century to the present with a felicitous combination of balance and dynamism." Stephen A. Schuker, Brandeis University
List of Maps.
1. The Dawn of the Modern World.
2. The Eighteenth Century.
3. The French Revolution.
4. The Industrial Revolution.
5. The Napoleonic Empire.
6. The Concert of Europe.
7. Pax Britannica.
8. The Demographic Revolution.
9. The Consolidation and Expansion of Europe.
10. Peace or War.
11. A World Safe for Democracy.
12. The Second World War.
13. The Postwar Decade.
14. The Emergence of the Modern World.
Suggestions for Further Reading.