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Table of Contents
|European Exploration and Conquest 1450-1650|
|World Contacts Before Columbus|
|The Trade World of the Indian Ocean|
|The Trading States of Africa|
|The Ottoman and Persian Empires|
|Genoese and Venetian Middlemen|
|The European Voyages of Discovery|
|Causes of European Expansion|
|Technology and the Rise of Exploration|
|The Portuguese Overseas Empire|
|The Problem of Christopher Columbus|
|Spanish Conquest in the New World|
|Early French and English Settlement in the New World|
|The Impact of Conquest|
|Impact of European Settlement on the Lives of Indigenous Peoples|
|Life in the Colonies|
|The Columbian Exchange|
|Europe and the World After Columbus|
|Sugar and Slavery|
|Spanish Silver and Its Economic Effects|
|The Birth of the Global Economy|
|Changing Attitudes and Beliefs|
|New Ideas About Race|
|Michel de Montaigne and Cultural Curiosity|
|William Shakespeare and His Influence|
|Looking Back, Looking Ahead|
|Listening to the Past: Columbus Describes His First Voyage|
|Living in the Past: Foods of the Columbian Exchange|
|Individuals in Society: Juan de Pareja|
|Absolutism and Constitutionalism ca. 1589-1725|
|Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding|
|Peasant Life in the Midst of Economic Crisis|
|The Return of Serfdom in the East|
|The Thirty Years' War|
|Achievements in State-Building|
|Warfare and the Growth of Army Size|
|Popular Political Action|
|Absolutism in France and Spain|
|The Foundations of Absolutism|
|Louis XIV and Absolutism|
|Life at Versailles|
|French Financial Management Under Colbert|
|Louis XIV's Wars|
|The Decline of Absolutist Spain in the Seventeenth Century|
|Absolutism in Austria and Prussia|
|The Austrian Habsburgs|
|Prussia in the Seventeenth Century|
|The Consolidation of Prussian Absolutism|
|The Development of Russia and the Ottoman Empire|
|The Mongol Yoke and the Rise of Moscow|
|The Tsar and People|
|The Reforms of Peter the Great|
|The Growth of the Ottoman Empire|
|Alternatives to Absolutism in England and the Dutch Republic|
|Absolutist Claims in England|
|Religious Divides and the English Civil War|
|Cromwell and Puritanical Absolutism in England|
|The Restoration of the English Monarchy|
|Constitutional Monarchy and Cabinet Government|
|The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century|
|Baroque Art and Music|
|Looking Back, Looking Ahead|
|Living in the Past: The Absolutist Palace|
|Listening to the Past: A German Account of Russian Life|
|Individuals in Society: GlŃ┬╝ckel of Hameln|
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