Making Europe : People, Politics and Culture since 1300

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  • Edition: 1st
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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

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
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 Part y
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
Future of the West
Voice: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks of the Future of Christianity
Echo: I Want My MTV
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