The lectures in this book were presented at a special gathering of European academics in the summer of 1902 and published later that year. Each lecturer spoke on recent developments in his own country or in a country in which he specialized, giving the essays a special intimacy and immediacy. Topics ranged from the commercial effects of the Napoleonic Wars to the unification of Italy and 'the problem of the Far East'. This book will be of value to anyone interested in the transformation of Europe in this century and the contemporary academic viewpoint.
1. Some aims and aspirations of European politics in the nineteenth century A. W. Ward; 2. Introduction to the international history of Europe in the nineteenth century J. Westlake; 3. England's commercial struggle with Napoleon J. Holland Rose; 4. Britain's naval policy J. K. Laughton; 5. The transformation of Germany by Prussia Erich Marcks; 6. Bismarck Erich Marcks; 7. Austria and Hungary in the nineteenth century Emil Reich; 8. France as the land of the revolution Paul Mantoux; 9. Two statesmen of the Third Republic Paul Mantoux; 10. The struggle for Italian unity Bolton King; 11. Mazzini Bolton King; 12. The reforming work of Tzar Alexander II Paul Vinogradoff; 13. The meaning of present Russian development Paul Vinogradoff; 14. The problem of the Near East G. P. Gooch; 15. Pan-Islamism E. G. Browne; 16. England and the United States T. J. Lawrence; 17. The problem of the Far East Ian C. Hannah.