European Revolution of the Nineteenth Century Book Review by Quality Writers

European Revolution of the Nineteenth Century
A review of the European revolution of the 19th century, based on D. Mason's book "Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989-Liberty, Equality, Solidarity."
# 101956 | 1,316 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2008 in English (Analysis) , History (European - 19th century) , Political Science (General)

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This paper discusses the social and political movements that developed in the 19th century in Europe, which were based around certain ideas about human behavior and society and the relationship between the two. It argues that these various systems contributed to the rise of modernity by rejecting the older, more authoritarian systems and pressing more for a system based on reason and the power of ideas. The paper bases its arguments on D. Mason's book "Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989-Liberty, Equality, Solidarity."

From the Paper:

"In international terms, though, the policy was not to let things be but to follow a policy of expansion, moving into parts of the world previously separate and often to impose Western control, as Britain did in India, the Dutch in South Africa, the French in parts of Africa, and so on. This has also been called the age of imperialism, and the growth of empire is the basic subject of this book, showing how the nations of Europe expanded into the Third World, imposed various levels of administration and control, exploited resources, and created a different relationship between Europe and the rest of the world. In the long run, this expansion did not so much alleviate regional tensions as expand these as well, spreading some nations too thin to maintain control of their acquisitions, and in other cases creating new battlegrounds for old enmities. The consolidation of European influence ended with the horrors of the Great War in 1914, later leaving a world divided on new lines, with the Soviet Union a different sort of counter force, and with the nations of Europe releasing themselves from colonial obligations over time."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mason, D.S. (2005). Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989-Liberty, Equality, Solidarity. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

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