Cambridge International AS Level History Modern Europe, 1750–1921 Course Book


This series is for the Cambridge International AS History syllabus (9489) for examination from 2021.


Written by an experienced author team that includes examiners, a practising teacher and trainer, this course book supports the Cambridge International AS History syllabus. With increased depth of coverage, this course book helps build confidence and understanding in language, essay-writing and evaluation skills. It develops students’ conceptual understanding of history with the five new ‘Key concepts’, for example exploring similarity and difference in the aims/achievements of Witte and Stolypin. In addition, it encourages individuals to make substantiated judgments and reflect on their learning. Students can consolidate their skills though exam-style questions with source material and sample responses.


  • Exam-style questions – including source material with sample responses – help students practise essay-writing, understand what ‘good’ looks like and identify where improvements can be made in their own work
  • The ‘Reflection’ feature provides opportunities for students to learn from one another, while considering what they have learnt and how they could improve
  • Our ‘Think like a historian’ feature helps learners to better understand the applicability of studying history and how it can be used in their life outside the classroom
  • A ‘Before you start’ section ensures students are prepared with enough knowledge to start the chapter
  • Help students develop their conceptual understanding of history with the five new Key concepts, for instance, exploring similarity and difference in the aims and achievements of Witte and Stolypin
  • ‘Key figure’ boxes throughout highlight important and influential people
  • ‘Key Terms’ help students understand the text with clear explanations of important terminology
  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter help students and teachers to set learning goals


  • How to use this book
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. France, 1774-1814
  • Chapter 2.The Industrial Revolution in Britain, 1750–1850
  • Chapter 3. Liberalism and Nationalism in Germany, 1815–1871
  • Chapter 4. The Russian Revolution, 1894-1921
  • Chapter 5. Preparing for Assessment
  • Index.