A History of Western Society, Volume II: From the age of Exploration to the Present

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-13
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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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
Later Explorers
Spanish Conquest in the New World
Early French and English Settlement in the New World
The Impact of Conquest
Colonial Administration
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
Chapter Review
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
Chapter Review
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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