Making Europe People, Politics, and Culture, Volume II: Since 1550

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  • Copyright: 12/27/2007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Designed for students without a strong background in history, Making Europe is organized around a political chronology to help inexperienced students get a sense of the story of western civilization. Themes of religion, social history, biography and personality, and individual and collective identity enable students to grasp the "big picture." The text's attention to Eastern Europe and thorough coverage of religious history extends right up to the present. The authors' collective experience teaching Western Civilization is evident in the text's carefully designed system of pedagogy that promotes understanding of events and figures of the western past. Focus and review questions, chronologies, key terms and definitions, and chapter summaries help students engage with the material step-by-step, chapter-by-chapter.

Table of Contents

A Century of War and Wonder, 1550-1650
State Building and the European State System 1648-1789
The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1550-1790
Trade and Empire, 1700-1800
Revolutionary France and Napoleonic Europe, 1775-1815
Restoration and Reform: Conservative and Liberal Europe, 1814-1847
Industrialization and Society, 1800-1850
The Triumph of the Nation-State, 1848-1900
The Culture of Industrial Europe, 1850-1914
The Age of Imperialism, 1870-1914
War and Revolution, 1900-1918
A Decade of Revolutionary Experiments, 1918-1929
Democracy Under Siege, 1929-1945
Europe Divided, 1945-1968
Lifting the Iron Curtain, 1969-1991
Europe in a Globalizing World, 1991 to the Present
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