European History from the High Middle Ages until the modern day - Learn more about European history - whether you are preparing for the Advanced Placement European History Test, a college final, or even if you simply desire to learn more about European history. The general time period covered by this book is from the High Middle Ages, which began in approximately AD 1000, until the modern day. FREE first 3 chapters in the trial version.
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Table of Contents
A Background of European History: Thinking Historically Minded | Fall of the Roman Empire | Barbarians Unite | Romanesque and Gothic Art | Papal Power in the Middle Ages | Society in the Middle Ages
The Crises of the Middle Ages: Introduction | New Breeds of Art | The Hundred Years War | The Rise of Towns and Commerce | Growth of National Monarchies | The Black Death | Challenges to Spiritual Authority at the End of the Middle Ages
Renaissance Europe: Introduction | Social Order and Cultural Change | The Birth of Humanism | Arts | The Prince | Northern Renaissance vs. Southern Renaissance | The New Monarchies | The Rise of Court Life
The Age of Exploration and Discovery: Introduction | Causes of the Age of Exploration | Early Spanish Explorers | Results of the Age of Exploration
Challenges to Spiritual Authority: Introduction | Causes of the Protestant Reformation | Key Persons of the Reformation | Chart of Key Religions | The Counter-Reformation | The Spanish Reconquista of 1492 | Religious Qualms in England
Religious Wars in Europe: Introduction | Spanish Conflict with the Dutch | The Spanish Armada | The Decline of Spain | The Thirty Years' War
Absolutism in Europe: Introduction | Social Stratification of the 1600s and 1700s | Louis XIV, Model of Absolutism | The War of Spanish Succession | The Balance of Power in Foreign Policy | The Economics of Mercantilism | The Rise of Prussia | Stuart England 1603-1714 | The Glorious Dutch Republic | Peter Romanov the Great of Russia 1689-1723 | Baroque Art
Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment: Introduction | "Parents" to the Age of Science | The Scientific Revolution | Rococo Art | The Age of Enlightenment | Enlightened Despotism | War of Austrian Succession | The Seven Years War | The Partitioning of Poland
Revolution in France: Introduction | Diplomatic Revolution | Neoclassicism | Precursors to the French Revolution | Class Struggle | Storming of the Bastille | New Governments
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Rise of Nationalism: Introduction | The Consulate 1799-1804 | The Empire 1804-1814 | The Congress of Vienna 1814-1815 | The Restoration of Louis XVIII Bourbon | A Shift in Foreign Policy | A New Nationalism
Age Of Revolutions: Introduction | Romantic Art | Industrial Revolution | New Ideologies of the 1800s | Political Revolutions | British Corn Laws | The Era of Realpolitik | Reforms in Britain
European Imperialism and Nationalism: Introduction | Italian Unification | German Unification | Revolt of the Paris Commune (March-May 1871) | Darwin's Theory of Evolution | Imperialism | Russia in the 1800s | Social Changes in Europe: 1871-1900 | Crimean War | Victorian Age
World War I: Introduction | Modern Art | Precipitating Factors of World War I | The Alliances | New Military Techniques and Technologies | The Schlieffen Plan | New Alliances for the War | The Start of the War | The War Continues | Southern theatres | Eastern Front | 1917-18 | End of war | The Russian Revolution | Aftermath
Europe: 1918 to 1945: Introduction | The Treaty of Versailles of 1919 | Problems of Germany After World War I | German Prosperity Returns | The Rise of Pacifism and Isolation in the 1920s | Democracies in Europe from 1919 through 1939 | Challenges to Democracy in the 1930s | Fascism in Germany and Italy | The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 | Again to War, the Outbreak of World War II
Europe: 1945 to Present: Introduction | Western Europe 1945-Present | The European Union | The Cold War | The Soviet Union and Its Fall
Glossary: A-G | H-P | Q-Z
A Brief Outline of European History