This admirable volume is a history of Europe in the nineteenth century, beginning with the Congress of Vienna and the final fall of Napoleon. It provides the reader with a singularly clear, concise and consistent exposition of one of the most difficult and at the same time one of the most important periods of European history. A thorough master of the subject and of a strong and picturesque style, the author has taken full account of the recent researches on the period and treated the subject with much accuracy, patience and vigour. The narrative is well ordered and interesting. The book contains maps and genealogical tables, an exhaustive index and a bibliography which the students will value as an aid to interpretation of the whole period as well as a clue to any part of it. By far the best and handiest account of the international politics of the nineteenth century, the book is a boon to students and a serviceable work of reference for the cultivated general reader.
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