European History 1789-1918Europe in 1789
French Revolution 1
The pre revolutionary situation and the revolution up to the execution of Louis XV! in 1793
French Revolution 2
The revolution 1792-1799Women and the French Revolution.
Important figures: - Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Mirabeau, Danton and RobespierreThe revolutionary wars 1792-1802. Work in progress - to be rewritten.
Early life to the coming to power in 1799 the coup de brumaire.
Napoleon 1799 -1815.
A description of Napoleon's family and the titles he gave them.
Napoleon - Hero or Villain
An assessment of Napoleon
Architecture, Fashion and style in the French Revolution and Napoleonic era
The Congress of Vienna
The settlement at the end of Napoleonic wars in 1815
The Partition of Poland
The destruction of the Polish state by partition 1772, 1792 and 1794.
The Agricultural Revolution in Britain
The Agricultural revolution
The Industrial Revolution in Britain and Europe
The Industrial revolution
Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Britain?
The Age of Revolutions
The causes of revolutionary activity 1815-1848
The Bourbon restoration, the !830 revolution and Louis-Phillippe
Austrian domination of Italy in the period
Austrian domination of Germany in the period
The problems of the Habsburg monarchy and the growth of opposition and nationalism in the Austrian Empire.
Belgian Independence 1830
The Belgian revolution and indepedence
The 1848 Revolutions
in France, Italy, Germany and the Austrian Empire. Initial
success was followed by ultimate failure. Causes of the failure
and an assessment of the 1848 revolutions.
The Russian autocracy in the first 4 decades of the 19th century. The emancipation of serfs and the growth of opposition.
French birthrate in the nineteenth century
moved from being the most poulous country in Western Europe to being
overtaken by Britain and Germany and the loss of its position as the
foremst power in Europe.
The Eastern Question up to 1856
The problem of the decline of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of nationalism in the Balkans up to the end of the Crimean War.
The Second French Empire 1852-1870
France under Napoleion III
The Unification of Italy 1850-71
German Unification 1862-71
Otto von Bismarck's policies and achievement
The Eastern Question 1856-1878
The History of Colonialism
An introduction to Colonialism from the 15th century onwards
The New Imperialism 1870-1914
The massive increase in colonialism in this period including the rush for Africa and colonial expansion in the Far East.
Bismarck's Alliance System 1879-90
The construction of alliances to protect Germany that led to 2 rival alliance systems which was a cause of World War I.
The Kingdom of Italy 1870-1915
The troubled political system and the weak economy.
Imperial Germany 1871-1914
Domestic policies in Germany before 1914.
The Hapsburg Monarchy 1849-1914
The divided Austrian/Austro-Hungarian empire
Imperial Russia 1881-1914
The weakness of Russia, attempted reform and revolutionary tendencies
European Art 1815-1914
European Classical Music in the 19th century
Fashion in the nineteenth century
Popular entertainment in the nineteenth century
The Origins of the First World War
The First World war 1914
World War 1 Breaking the Stalemate
The Western Front 1915-16
The Eastern Front 1914-17