Essentials of Western Civilization

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-26
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This text will appeal to instructors who want a brief, balanced text that integrates the social as well as political history of western civilization. The many historical documents and statistical tables incorporated into the text enhance the discussion of everyday life among rich and poor and men and women, and children through all periods of European history. As they learn about kingdoms, intellectual movements, and the fine arts, students will also discover much about famous and ordinary people, their family life, sexuality, life expectancy, and daily concerns.

Table of Contents

Plague, War, and Social Change in the "Long" Fourteenth Century
The Renaissance: Political Renewal and Intellectual Change
The Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century
Overseas Conquest and Religious War to 1648
Preindustrial Europe: Science, the Economy, and Political Reorganization
The Social and Economic Structure of the Old Regime
Daily Life in the Old Regime
The Political Evolution of the Old Regime, 1715-1789
The Culture of Old Regime Europe
The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815
Industrialization and the Social and Economic Structure of Europe
Daily Life in the Nineteenth Century
The Defense of the Old Regime, 1815-1848
Europe in an Age of Nationalism, 1848-1870
Europe in the Belle Epoque, 1871-1914
Imperialism, War, and Revolution, 1881-1920
Europe in an Age of Dictatorship, 1919-1939
Europe in an Age of Total War: World War II, 1939-1945
The Social and Economic Structure of Contemporary Europe
Europe in the Age of the Cold War, 1945-1975
The New Belle Epoque: Democracy and Prosperity Since 1975
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