Making Europe People, Politics, and Culture

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  • Copyright: 2007-12-27
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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

Note: Each chapter includes an Introduction and a Summary
The Origins of Western Civilization in the Ancient Near East, 3000-1200 B.C.E.
Choice: Akhenaton Decides to Make Aton the Main God of Egypt Before History, 2,000,000-3000 B.C.E.
Mesopotamian Civilization, 3000-1200 B.C.E.
Egyptian Civilization, 3000-1200 B.C.E.
Voice: Akhenaton, "Great Hymn to Aton" Lost Civilizations of the Bronze Age, 2500-1200 B.C.E.
Echo: The Return of the Mummy
Iron Age Civilizations, 1200-500 B.C.E.
Choice: Deborah Leads the Hebrew People Against the Canaanites Merchants and Traders of the Eastern Mediterranean, 1200-650 B.C.E.
The Hebrews and Monotheism, 1800-900 B.C.E.
Voice: The Song of Deborah The Assyrians and Their Successors, 900-550 B.C.E.
The Persian Empire, 550-500 B.C.E.
Echo: From the Lydian Shekel to the Silver Dollar
The Rise of Greek Civilization, 1100-387 B.C.E.
Choice: Socrates Chooses Death The Development of Greek Identity, 1100-776 B.C.E.
The Archaic Age, 776-500 B.C.E., Sparta and Athens
The Classical Age, 500-387 B.C.E.
Voice: Aristophanes Suggests How to End the War Echo: The Olympic Games
From Polis to Cosmopolis: The Hellenistic World, 387-30 B.C.E.
Choice: The Maccabees Decide to Revolt Alexander the Great, 387-323 B.C.E.
Voice: Plutarch and Arrian Describe Alexander's Mass Marriages
The Hellenistic World, 323-330 B.C.E.
Hellenistic Culture and Science Identity in a Cosmopolitan Society Echo: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Rise of Rome, 753-27 B.C.E.
Choice: Spartacus Decides to Revolt The Development of Roman Identity, 753-509 B.C.E.
The Evolution of the Roman Republic, 509-146 B.C.E.
Voice: Polybius Describes the Roman Constitution The Effects of Roman Expansion, 146-88 B.C.E.
The End of the Republic, 90-27 B.C.E.
Echo: From Appian Way to Interstate Highway
The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.E.-284 C.E.
Choice: Boudicca Chooses to Revolt Against Rome Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire, 27 B.C.E.-14 C.E.
The Roman Peace, 14-192 C.E.
Religion in the Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity Voice: Vibia Perpetua Records the Events Leading to Her Martyrdom
The Roman Empire in Crisis, 193-284 C.E.
Echo: From Roman Gladiators to Boxing and Wrestlemania
Late Antiquity, 284-527
Choice: Constantine Decides to Become a Christian
The Restoration of the Roman Empire, 284-337
The Christian Empire, 312-415
Late Romans and Their World The Fall of the Western Roman Empire, 364-476
Voice: Ammianus Describes the Huns
The Post-Roman World, 400-527 Echo: Sunday Blue Laws
The Eastern Mediterranean, 500-1000
Choice: Empress Theodora Changes Emperor Justinian's Mind Justinian and the Revival of Empire in the East, 500-650
The Rise of Islam, 600-700
The Expansion of Islam, 700-800
Middle Byzantine Period, 600-1071
Voice: Church Councils Condemn and Restore the Use of Icons Echo: Sunnis and Shiites
The Kingdoms of Western Europe, 500-1000
Choice: The Pope Crowns Charlemagne Emperor Regional Rule, Local Views, 500-750
The Western Church, 500-800
Voice: Pope Gregory Sends Instructions to a Missionary Charlemagne and the Revival of Empire in the West, 700-900
Order and Disorder in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries Echo: The Beginning of Time
The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
Choice: Thomas Becket Defends the Liberties of the Church
Church Reform and Spiritual Renewal
The Crusades Voice: Anna Comnena Describes the Crusaders
The Growth of Royal Authority
The Growth of Towns and Trade
The Building of Cathedrals and the Spread of Learning Echo: Crusade
Reversals and Disasters, 1300-1450
Choice: Joan of Arc Recants, Then Retracts Her Recanting Famine and Plague
One Hundred Years of Warfare Resistance and Revolt A Worldly Church
The Contraction of Europe's Borders Voice: Eleazar of Mainz
Writes His Last Testament Echo: The Black Death and AIDS
The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe, 1350-1550
Choice: Leonardo da Vinci Seeks Employment A New Climate of Cultural Expression
The Northern European Renaissance Voice: Erasmus Defends His Translation of the New Greek Testament
The Cities of Renaissance Italy Renaissance Ideals in Transition, 1400-1550
Echo: Renaissance Art, Modern Art
Europe's Age of Expansion, 1450-1550
Choice: Isabella of Castile Finances Christopher Columbus's Voyage Across the Atlantic Economic and Social Change Resurgent
Monarchies Europe's Global Expansion Voice: Isabella of Castile Writes
Her Last Will and Testament Exploration, Expansion, and European Identity Echo: Christopher Columbus
Reform in the Western Church, 1490-1570
Choice: Teresa of ?vila Chooses to Reform the Carmelites
The Context of Church Reform, 1494-1517
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, 1517-1550
The Protestant Reformation Across Europe, 1520-1570
Voice: The Pastors of Geneva Establish Rules for Proper Christian Conduct Catholic Reform, 1500-1570
Reformation and Society Echo: Media Revolutions
A Century of War and Wonder, 1550-1650
Choice: Jacques Callot Publishes the "Miseries and Misfortunes of War" Europe's Economy and Society
The Fate of Spain and the Flourishing of the Netherlands Political Contests and More Religious Wars
Voice: Simplicius Simplicissimus Encounters Some "Merry Cavalrymen" Reformation and Revolution in the British Isles
Christian Reform, Religious War, and the Jews Echo: War Stories
State Building and the European State System 1648-1789
Choice: Louis XIV Decides to Rule France on His Own Absolutism in France, 1648-1740
Voice: Louis XIV Advises His Son The Austrian Habsburgs, 1648-1740
The Rise of Prussia, 1640-1740
Russia and Europe, 1682-1796
The English Constitutional Monarchy, 1660-1740
Two World Wars, 1740-1763
Echo: Palaces
The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1550-1790
Choice: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Introduces Smallpox Inoculation in England A Revolution in Astronomy
The Impact of the New Science
The Enlightenment Voice: Voltaire Attacks Christianity Society and the Enlightenment Enlightenment Debates Echo: Coffeehouses
Trade and Empire, 1700-1800
Choice: Samuel Gamble Sets Out from London on a Slaving Voyage Economic Recovery
The Atlantic World Voice: Olaudah Equiano Describes Passage on a Slave Ship European Society in the Age of Enlightenment
The Beginning of Industrial Production Echo: Trafficking in Human Beings
Revolutionary France and Napoleonic Europe, 1775-1815
Choice: Olympe de Gouges Becomes a Revolutionary From Crisis to Constitution, 1775-1789
The Constitutional Monarchy, 1789-1792
Voice: Olympe de Gouges Asserts the Rights of Women
The Republic and the Reign of Terror, 1792-1795
The Rise of Napoleon, 1794-1804
The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-1815
Echo: "Left" and "Right"
Restoration and Reform: Conservative and Liberal Europe, 1814-1847
Choice: The Grimm Brothers Begin Work on Their German Dictionary
The Old Order and New Challenges
The Beginnings of Modern Ideology Voice: Jacob Grimm Writes a Foreword to the German Dictionary
Political Pressures on the Continent Reform in Great Britain Echo: Frankenstein
Industrialization and Society, 1800-1850
Choice: Friedrich Engels Denounces Capitalist Exploitation
The Spread of Industrialization Voice: Friedrich Engels Describes the Condition of the Working Class in England
The Middle Classes Working Classes Critics of Industrialization Echo: Standardized Time
The Triumph of the Nation-State, 1848-1900
Choice: Theodor Herzl Creates Modern Zionism
The Revolutions of 1848
New Nation-States and Nationalist Tensions
The Expanding Role of the State Nationalism and Its Opponents
Voice: Theodor Herzl Speculates on the Impact of Jewish Immigration to Palestine
Echo: National Anthems and National Identity
The Culture of Industrial Europe, 1850-1914
Choice: Marie Curie-Sklodowska Chooses to Study Physics
The Second Industrial Revolution Mass Society Voice: Marie Curie Recalls Her Youth in Russian Poland
Art and Industrial Society Science and Social Science Echo: Tourism
The Age of Imperialism, 1870-1914
Choice: Cecil Rhodes Creates the Rhodes Scholarship Motives and Methods of the New Imperialism
Voice: Cecil Rhodes Writes His Own "Confession of Faith"
The Scramble for Africa The British Raj in India Imperialism and the Muslim World
The Far East Consequences and Critics
Echo: Imperialism and the English Language
War and Revolution, 1900-1918
Choice: Vladimir Ilych Lenin Leads the Russian Revolution A New Century, 1900-1914
The Unexpected War, 1914
Total War, 1914-1918
Russia in Revolution, 1917
Voice: Lenin Proposes His "April Theses" The Turning of the Tide, 1917-1918
Echo: Propaganda and Advertising
A Decade of Revolutionary Experiments, 1918-1929
Choice: Alexandra Kollontai Becomes a Revolutionary
The Search for Stability, 1918-1924
Postwar Political Experiments, 1924-1929
The New Soviet State Voice: Alexandra Kollantai Advocates a New Type of Woman Social and Cultural Experiments
Echo: Sex Advice Columns in Women's Magazines
Democracy Under Siege, 1929-1945
Choice: George Orwell Commits Himself to Socialism Responses to the Great Depression, 1929-1939
The Soviet Union Under Stalin, 1929-1939
The Third Reich, 1933-1945
World War II, 1939-1945
Voice: George Orwell Reflects on Nationalism
Echo: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C
Europe Divided, 1945-1968
Choice: Ana Pauker Submits to the Communist Party
The Iron Curtain Falls, 1945-1958
The Revival of Western Europe
The Restructuring of Eastern Europe Voice: Jakub Berman Defends the Communist Takeover in Poland Superpower
Conflicts and Colonial Independence Movements, 1945-1968
Cultural Developments and Social Protest Echo: The Volkswagen Transporter
Lifting the Iron Curtain, 1969-1991
Choice: V?clav Havel Chooses Dissent Politics in Western Europe Social Change in the West Growing Crisis in the Communist East
Voice: V?clav Havel Calls on the Power of the Powerless Cultural Leaps over the Wall
The Collapse of the Soviet System, 1989-1991
Echo: Peace Protests
Europe in a Globalizing World, 1991 to the Present Choice: Jos? Bov?
Plows Down a McDonald's Eastern Europe After Communism European Integration Europe and Globalization
The Future of the West Voice: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks of the Future of Christianity
Echo: I Want My MTV
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