The Historical Development of Modern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Present Time, 1815-1897

The Historical Development of Modern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Present Time, 1815-1897

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The Historical Development of Modern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Present Time, 1815-1897

The Historical Development of Modern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Present Time, 1815-1897

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the desire of the publishers to issue a one-volume edition of The Hislorical Developmenl of Modern Europe gives me the opportunity to add a brief preface explaining the purpose of the work and its relation to teachers and students.

The volumes were written as an aid to a better understanding of the last eighty years of European history, and as a guide to the intricacies of the political, constitutional, and diplomatic development of the leading European states during that period. As I believed that the duty of the teacher was to interpret and instruct, quite as much as to retail information, and the duty of the student to understand the meaning and importance of historical events as well as to acquire a knowledge of the facts regarding them, I adopted certain methods in presenting my subject, of which I not only approved in theory but which I had tested already in the class-room. The matter here contained represents the concluding portion, considerably enlarged, of a college course in general European history, and has been shaped according to certain simple principles, which I believe to be scientifically sound, and practically helpful to students.

In the first place, I selected for treatment those larger aspects of European history which are of first importance as indicating the continuity of European development, and considered them as fully as time and space would allow. Secondly, I arranged the matter dealt with under separate topics, that the student might see at once the great issues involved, before being called upon to master many details. Thirdly . . .

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