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The European Way
European Societies in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Edited by Hartmut Kaelble
336 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-57181-860-7 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (May 2004)
ISBN 978-1-57181-512-5 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (May 2004)
“This volume does not merely add to the author’s earlier works on the same topic. It is far more ambitious, as it develops a much more nuanced argument that seeks to push the boundaries of how the social history of Europe might be written…a handbook that provides succinct and well-structured summaries of key areas of European Social history, broadly defined. Each chapter can be read by itself and provides the reader with a competent overview…a very useful and in many ways stimulating book for students and scholars alike.” · Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London
A good social history of Europe has yet to be written though, given the developments over the last few decades, this seems more urgent than ever before. This volume presents an important step forward in that it brings together eight internationally known social historians from Europe and Israel, each of whom offer an overview of some key themes in European history during the last two centuries. While dealing with the great changes of this period, the authors reveal the commonalities that link European societies together but also important differences at a national level.
Hartmut Kaelble is Professor of Social History at the Humboldt University, Berlin.
Subject: History: 18th/19th Century History: 20th Century to Present
Chapter 1. Introduction
PART I: SOCIAL HIERARCHIES
Chapter 2. The Middle Classes in Europe
Chapter 3. The Landed Aristocracy during the Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries
Chapter 4. The Professions in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Chapter 5. The Petite Bourgeoisie and Comparative History
Chapter 6. The European Working Classes in the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries
PART II: SOCIAL PATTERNS AND DYNAMICS
Chapter 7. A ‘European Family’ in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Centuries?
Chapter 8. The History of Consumption in Western Europe in the Nineteenth- and twentieth-Centuries
Chapter 9. Intellectuals in Europe in the Second Half of the Nineteenth-Century
Chapter 10. Nationalism and Feminism in Europe
Chapter 11. The Jewish Project of Modernity: Diverse or Unitary?
Chapter 12. Religion Between State and Society in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Henk van Dijk
PART III: A GENERAL VIEW
Chapter 13. Social Particularities of Nineteenth- and Twentieth Century Europe
Notes on the Contributers
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