This textbook provides a deep understanding of European history between the years 1815 and 1914. It explores the major aspects of World War I and discusses not only political and economic factors, but also social and intellectual ones. It covers the political and economic balance of power, the mechanics of government, economy and society, states, nations, Europe and the world, armed forces and war and romanticism, evolution and consciousness.
M. S. Anderson is Professor Emeritus of International History at the University of London. He taught for many years at the London School of Economics and has written extensively on a wide range of topics in European History.