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The Changing Face of Europe: A Historical Perspective. By John Batty

Developments in 19th Century Europe are bounded by two great events: the French Revolution and the founding of the national state of Germany. These events caused many changes in European society, culture, and diplomacy. Europe became both united and deeply divided. New cultural trends, literary styles, musical forms and the age of enlightenment ran throughout the continent in this 80-year period, the life span of a modern man. In this presentation of pictures and narrative John Batty tells the story of war, revolution and the creation of newcountries with biographic detail of the key personalities from Napoleon to Bismarck




Liberty Leading the People, French: La Liberté guidant le peuple, by Eugène Delacroix,1830