The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914.

This book illuminates, in the form of a clear, well-paced and student-friendly analytical narrative, the functioning of the European states system in its heyday, the crucial century between the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 and the outbreak of the First World War just one hundred years later. In this s...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bridge, F. R.
Other Authors: Bullen, Roger.
Format: Electronic
Published: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition:2nd ed.
Series:Modern European state system.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of maps; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: The character of international relations 1814-1914; 2 The reconstruction of Europe and the Alliance, 1812-23; The peace settlement of 1814-15; Quadruple Alliance and Holy Alliance, 1815-20; The problem of Revolution and the Neo-Holy Alliance, 1820-21; The Eastern Question, Spain and the Congress of Verona, 1821-23; 3 'Every nation for itself ', 1823-30; Canning, Metternich and the control of the European states system; Iberian issues and South America.
  • The Eastern Question, 1821-334 From revolution to war, 1830-56; The European states system and the revolutions of 1830; Holy Alliance and Entente Cordiale, 1833-48; The revolutions of 1848 and the restoration of order; The Crimean War and the end of the Holy Alliance, 1852-56; 5 The destruction of the Vienna Settlement in Italy and Germany, 1856-71; General characteristics of the period, 1856-71; The fragmentation of the states system in the aftermath of the Crimean War; The making of the kingdom of Italy, 1856-61; The end of the 1815 order in Germany.
  • The German question and the peace of Europe, 1866-716 The testing of the new order, 1871-79; General characteristics of the period 1871-1914; A decade of loose alignments, 1871-79; The Eastern crisis of 1875-78; 7 The conservative powers dominate the states system, 1879-95; The first Bismarckian alliance system, 1879-87; Extra-European activities: the disunity of the western powers; The Bulgarian crises of 1885-87 and the second Bismarckian alliance system; The Neue Kurs and the reactivation of French diplomacy; 8 Unstable equilibrium, 1895-1911.
  • The extra-European world and the European equilibrium, 1895-1902The Austro-Russian Entente; The end of Anglo-German collaboration; The end of Anglo-French antagonism; The First Moroccan crisis and the solidification of the Anglo-French Entente; The Near Eastern crisis and the end of the Austro-Russian Entente; The flexibility of the European states system, 1909-11; 9 Polarization and war, 1911-1914; The Second Moroccan crisis; The Tripoli War and the destabilization of the Near East; The Balkan Wars; The last year of peace; Chronology; Bibliography; Index of persons; General Index.