"Themes in Modern European History 1780-1830" is an authoritative and lively exploration of a period dominated by events which have shaped modern Europe. The chapters are written by six leading academics who present such controversial conclusions as: the east/west contrast in European today has more to do with responses to the French Revolution of 1789 than the Russian Revolution of 1917; and the conservative Europe of 1814 was the product of the Romantic imagination, not a "Restoration" of the old regime. Spanning political, social, economic and demographic facets of revolutions, this textbook is intended for all students of the 19th century, and for all those interested in understanding the nature of Europe today. Pilbeam has also published "Republicanism in France 1814-71" (1994), "The 1830 Revolution in France" (1991), and "The Middle Classes in Europe 1789-1814" (1990). Alexander has also published "Bonapartism and the Revolutionary Tradition in France" (1991). Biddiss is also author of "Thatcher, Personality and Politics" (1987), and "The Nuremburg Trial and the Third Reich" (1992). Heywood is also author of "The Development of the French Economy 1750-1914" (1992).
Simms is also author of "The Impact of Napoleon" (1995).