The War and Democracy eBook

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J.M.  ROBERTSON. Introduction to English Politics. 1900. 10s. 6d. net.

Critical from the Rationalistic as Acton is from the Catholic point of view.  See esp.  Part V., “The Fortunes of the Lesser European States,” which after a preliminary essay on Nationality, which the author declares to be “essentially a metaphysical dream,” while “the motive spirit in it partakes much of the nature of superstition,” goes on to give a valuable account of the development of the “small nations,” Holland, Switzerland, Portugal, etc., by way of showing their value to civilisation as a whole.

P. MILYOUKOV. Russia and its Crisis. 1905. 13s. 6d.

Chap. ii. contains some interesting matter on Nationalism, especially of course as it has been developed in Russia.

J.S.  MILL. On Representative Government. 2s.

Chap, xvi., “Of Nationality as connected with Representative Government.”


ALISON PHILLIPS. Modern Europe. 1815-1899. 1903. 6s. net.

An excellent general history of Europe, 1815-1899.

SEIGNOBOS. A Political History of Contemporary Europe since 1814. 2 vols. 1901. 5s. net each.

One of the best general histories of this scope available.  It is a translation from the French, with good bibliographies.

Lectures on the History of the Nineteenth Century.  Cambridge. 1902. 4s. 6d. net.

A series of studies, by recognised authorities, of various aspects of modern European history.  Chap. ii., on “The International History of Europe during the Nineteenth Century,” by the late Professor Westlake, is suggestive on the topic of nationality; chaps. v. and vi., on Germany, by a German professor, are interesting as giving the German view of unification by Bismarck; and chaps. ix. and x., on “The Struggle for Italian Unity,” and “Mazzini,” by Mr. Bolton King, are especially valuable.

H.A.L.  FISHER. The Republican Tradition in Europe. 1911. 6s. net.

Traces the development of the republican, as distinct from the nationalist tradition, in modern Europe, and therefore forms a useful complement to other writers.  Chap. ix., on “Italy,” and chap. x., on “The German Revolution,” are excellent accounts of “1848” in those two countries.

H.A.L.  FISHER. The Value of Small States.  Oxford Pamphlets. 2d.

E. LEVETT. Europe since Napoleon. 1913.  Blackie. 3s. 6d.

A useful little text-book.

The Cambridge Modern History.  Vols. ix., x., xi., xii. 16s. net per vol.

Indispensable for knowledge of the facts of the period.

R. NISBET BAIN. Slavonic Europe, 1447-1796. 1908. 5s. 6d. net.

Chap. xviii. gives a good account of the partitions of Poland.

BOLTON KING. A History of Italian Unity. 2 vols. 1899. 24s. net.

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