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The European Way: European Societies in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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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)

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“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
Area: Europe


Chapter 1. Introduction
Hartmut Kaelble


Chapter 2. The Middle Classes in Europe
Jürgen Kocka

Chapter 3. The Landed Aristocracy during the Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries
Maria Malatesta

Chapter 4. The Professions in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Hannes Siegrist

Chapter 5. The Petite Bourgeoisie and Comparative History
Geoffrey Crossick

Chapter 6. The European Working Classes in the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries
Dick Geary


Chapter 7. A ‘European Family’ in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Centuries?
Michael Mitterauer

Chapter 8. The History of Consumption in Western Europe in the Nineteenth- and twentieth-Centuries
Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Chapter 9. Intellectuals in Europe in the Second Half of the Nineteenth-Century
Christophe Charle

Chapter 10. Nationalism and Feminism in Europe
Ida Blom

Chapter 11. The Jewish Project of Modernity: Diverse or Unitary?
Shulamit Volkov

Chapter 12. Religion Between State and Society in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Henk van Dijk


Chapter 13. Social Particularities of Nineteenth- and Twentieth Century Europe
Hartmut Kaelble

Notes on the Contributers

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