Larry Krieger earned his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP subjects including American History, World History, European History, American Government, and Art History. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and helping students achieve high AP exam
conducts SAT and AP workshops around the country. His new venture, the AP Crash Courses, is an innovative new series of test preparation books from REA that will help students strategically and effectively prepare for their AP exams.
Table of Contents
|About This Book||p. v|
|About Our Author||p. vi|
|Eight Keys for Success on the AP European History Exam||p. 1|
|Key Terms||p. 7|
|The Italian Renaissance||p. 23|
|The Northern Renaissance||p. 33|
|The Reformation||p. 41|
|The Catholic Reformation and the Wars of Religion||p. 51|
|The Age of Exploration and the Commercial Revolution||p. 61|
|Constitutionalism: The Dutch Republic and England, 1600-1689||p. 69|
|Absolutism in Western Europe: France and Spain, 1589-1715||p. 81|
|Absolutism in Eastern Europe, 1600-1725||p. 91|
|The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightment||p. 99|
|Peace, War, and Enlightened Despots, 1715-1789||p. 111|
|Life and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Europe||p. 119|
|The French Revolution and Napoleon||p. 125|
|Restoration, Romanticism, and Revolution||p. 137|
|The Industrial Revolution||p. 149|
|Nationalism, Realpolitick, and Realism, 1850-1871||p. 157|
|Industry, Mass Politics, and Culture, 1871-1914||p. 167|
|War and Revolution||p. 179|
|The Age of Anxiety||p. 191|
|Depression, Dictators, and World War II||p. 199|
|The Cold War and Beyond||p. 211|
|Key Themes and Facts|
|Key Figures in European Intellectual History||p. 225|
|Key Events in European Diplomatic History||p. 233|
|Key Events, Trends, and Figures in European Women's History||p. 239|
|Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions||p. 245|
|Strategies for the Document-Based Essay Question||p. 251|
|Strategies for the Free-Response Essays||p. 261|
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
REA’s AP European History Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the AP European History Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.
Written by an expert who has studied the AP European History (APEURO) exam content for 20 years, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in European history. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP European History exam.
Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP European History Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise way to learn all the important facts, terms, and key themes before the exam.
The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. It also gives you a list of Key Terms that you absolutely, positively have to know. Parts Two and Three are composed of chapters offering chronological and thematic reviews. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about European History.
Part Four focuses exclusively on the format of the AP European History exam. Each chapter in this section explains specific strategies for the multiple-choice questions, the document-based question and the free-response essays.
No matter how or when you prepare for the AP European History exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!
If you would like to assess your test readiness for the AP European History exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP European History practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of all answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual exam.
Good luck on your AP European History exam!