West, The: Encounters and Transformations, Atlas Edition, Volume 2 (since 1550)

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
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The West: Encounters & Transformationstakes a new approach to telling the story of Western Civilization.Rather than looking at Western Civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the Westhow the definition of the West has evolved and transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West. With 56 additional maps,The West: Encounters and Transformations, Second Edition, Atlas Edition,helps students with geography, one of the most difficult aspects of Western Civilization courses for many. Four-color and outline maps accompanied by review questions call on students to identify important geographical areas and think critically about the connection between geography and historical events. The maps are on perforated pages and are organized by chapter so that they can be easily assigned and collected. Other than the additional perforated maps, the Atlas Edition of The West, 2/e, is identical to The West, 2/e.

Table of Contents

What Is the West
The Shifting Borders of the West
Asking the Right Questions
The Age of Confessional Division
The Peoples of Early Modern Europe
Disciplining the People
The Confessional States
States and Confessions in Eastern Europe
Conclusion: The Divisions of the West
Justice in History: The Spanish Auto da Fe: The Power of Penance
Encounters and Transformations: The Introduction of the Table Fork: The New Sign of Western Civilization
Absolutism and State-Building in Europe, 1618-1715
The Nature of Absolutism
The Absolutist State in France and Spain
Absolutism and State Building in Central and Eastern Europe
Resistance to Absolutism in England and the Dutch Republic
Conclusion: The Western State in the Age of Absolutism
Justice in History: The Trial of Charles I
Encounters and Transformations: St. Petersburg and the West
The Scientific Revolution
The Discoveries and Achievements of the Scientific Revolution
The Search for Scientific Knowledge
The Causes of the Scientific Revolution
The Intellectual Effects of the Scientific Revolution
Humans and the Natural World
Conclusion: Science and Western Culture
Justice in History: The Trial of Galileo
The Human Body in History: Dissecting the Human Corpse
The West and the World: Empire, Trade and War, 1650-1815
European Empires in Americas and Asia
Warfare in Europe, North America, and Asia
The Atlantic World
Encounters between Europeans and Asians
The Crisis of Empire and the Atlantic Revolutions
Conclusion: The Rise and Reshaping of the West
Justice in History: The Trial of the Mutineers on theBounty
Encounters and Transformations: Chocolate in the New World and the Old
Eighteenth-Century Society and Culture
The Aristocracy
Challenges to Aristocratic Dominance
The Enlightenment
The Impact of the Enlightenment
Conclusion: The Enlightenment and Western Identity
Justice in History: A Case of Infanticide in the Age of the Enlightenment
The Human Body in History: Bathing in the West
The Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815
The First French Revolution 1789-1791
The French Republic, 1792-1799
Cultural Change in France During the Revolution
The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815
The Legacy of the French Revolution
Conclusion: The French Revolution and Western Civilization
Justice in History: The Trial of Louis XVI
Encounters and Transformations: The French Encounter the Egyptians, 1798-1801
The Industrial Revolution
The Nature of the Industrial Revolution
Conditions Favoring Industrial Growth
The Spread of Industrialization
The Effects of Industrialization
Industry, Trade and Empire
Conclusion: Industrialization and the West
Justice in History: The Sadler Committee on Child Labor
Encounters and Transformations: The Peterloo Massacre 1819
Ideological Conflicts and National Unification, 1815-1871
New Ideologies in the Early Nineteenth Century
Ideological Encounters in Europe, 1815-1848
National Unification in Europe and America, 1848-1871
Ideology, Empire, and the Balance of Power
Conclusion: The Ideological Transformation in the West
Justice in History: Prostitution, Corporal Punishment, and Liberalism in Germany
The Human Body in History: Mary Shelley'sFrankenstein: The Body in Romantic Literature
The Coming of Mass Politics: Industrialization, Emancipation, and Instability, 1870-1914
Economic Transformation
Defining the Political Nation
Broadening the Political Nation
Outside the Political Nation? The Experience of Women
Conclusion: The West in an Age of Mass Politics
Justice in History: The Dreyfus Affair-Defining National Identity in France
The Human Body in History: Men in Black
The West and the World: Cultural Crisis and New Imperialism, 1870-1914
Scientific Transformations
Cultural Crisis: The Fin de Siecle and the Birth of Modernism
The New Imperialism
Conclusion: Reshaping the West: Expansion and Fragmentation
Justice in History: The Trial of Oscar Wilde
Encounters and Transformations: Picasso Goes to the Museum
The First World War
The Origins of the First World War
The Experience of Total War
The Home Fronts
War and Revolution
Conclusion: The War and the West
Justice in History: Revolutionary Justice-The Non-Trial of Nicholas and Alexandra
The Human Body in History: Shellshock-From Woman's Malady to Soldier's Affliction
Reconstruction, Reaction, and Continuing Revolution-The 1920s and 1930s
Cultural Despair and Desire
Out of the Trenches: Reconstructing Culture and Politics in the 1920s
The Rise of the Radical Right
The Polarization of Politics in the 1930s
The West and the World: Imperialism in the Interwar Era
Conclusion: The Kingdom of Corpses
Justice in History: The Trial of Adolf Hitler
Encounters and Transformations: From Mohandas to Mahatma: Gandhi's Transformation
World War II
The Coming of War
Europe at War, 1939-1941
The World at War, 1941-1945
The War Against the Jews
The Home Front: The Other Wars
Conclusion: The New Europe, The New West
Justice in History: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
The Human Body in History: The G.I
Redefining the West After World War II
A Dubious Peace, 1945-1949
The West and the World: Decolonization and the Cold War
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s
The West: Consensus, Consumption, and Culture
Conclusion: New Definitions, New Divisions
Justice in History: Show Time: The Trial of Rudolf Slansky
The Human Body in History: The Pill: Controlling the Female Body
The West in the Contemporary Era: New Encounters and Transformations
Economic Stagnation and Political Change: The 1970s and 1980s
Revolution in the East
Rethinking the West
Conclusion: Where Is the West Now?
Justice in History: The Sentencing of Salman Rushdie
Encounters and Transformations: Rock and Revolution
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