Western Civilization Beyond Boundaries, Volume II: Since 1560

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Western Civilization, 5/e, is distinguished for its wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. Recognizing that factors outside the continent affected European history, the authors highlight Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, "The Global Record." Carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, the Fifth Edition incorporates new pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and streamlined organization--featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units--lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors.

Table of Contents

Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1648
Imperial Spain and the Limits of Royal Power
Religious and Political Conflict in France and England
Religious and Political Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe
Economic Change and Social Tensions
Writing, Drama, and Art in an Age of Upheaval
The Visual Record: Baroque Art
Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, ca. 1640-1715
France in the Age of Absolutism
The English Civil War and Its Aftermath
New Powers in Central and Eastern Europe
The Expansion of Overseas Trade and Settlement
The Visual Record: Table Manners
A Revolution in World-View
The Revolution in Astronomy, 1543-1632
The Scientific Revolution Expands, ca. 1600-1700
The New Science in Context: Society, Politics, and Religion
The Visual Record: Modern Maps
Europe on the Threshold of Modernity, ca. 1715-1789
The Enlightenment
European States in the Age of Enlightenment
The Widening World of Commerce and Warfare
Economic Expansion and Social Change
The Visual Record: Gardens
An Age of Revolution 1789-1815
The Beginnings of Revolution, 1775-1789
The Phases of the Revolution, 1789-1799
The Napoleonic Era and the Legacy of Revolution, 1799-1815
The Visual Record: Political Symbols
The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750-1850
Preconditions for Industrialization
New Modes of Production
Social, Cultural, and Environmental Impacts
Responses to Industrialization
The Visual Record: Union Membership Certificates
Restoration, Reform, and Revolution, 1814-1848
The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815
Ideological Confrontations
Restoration, Reform, and Reaction
The Revolutions of 1848
The Visual Record: Raft of the 'Medusa'
Nationalism and Political Reform, 1850-1880
The Changing Nature of International Relations
Italian Unification, 1859-1870
German Unification, 1850-1871
Precarious Empires
The Emergence of New Political Forms in the United States and Canada, 1840-1880
The Development of Western Democracies
The Visual Record: An Engraving of the British Royal Family
The Age of Optimism, 1850-1880
Industrial Growth and Acceleration
Social Impacts of Economic Growth
Urban Problems and Solutions
Social and Political Initiatives
Culture in an Age of Optimism
The Visual Record: An Engraving of the British Royal Family
Escalating Tensions 1880-1914
The New Imperialism and the Spread of Europe's Population
From Optimism to Anxiety: Politics and Culture
Vulnerable Democracies
Autocracies in Crisis
The Coming War
The Visual Record: Empire and Advertising
War and Revolution, 1914-1919
The Unforeseen Stalemate, 1914-1917
The Experience of Total War
The Two Russian Revolutions of 1917
The New War and the Allied Victory, 1917-1918
The Outcome and the Impact
The Visual Record: Max Beckmann's The Night
The Illusion of Stability, 1919-1930
The West and the World After the Great War
Communism, Fascism, and the New Political Spectrum
Toward Mass Society
Weimar Germany and the Trials of the New Democracies
The Search for Meaning in a Disordered World
The Visual Record: Advertising
The Tortured Decade 1930-1939
The Great Depression
The Stalinist Revolution in the Soviet Union
Hitler and Nazism in Germany
Fascist Challenge and Antifascist Response, 1934-1939
The Coming of World War II, 1935-1939
The Visual Record: Film as Propaganda
The Era of the Second World War, 1939-1949
The Victory of Nazi Germany, 1939-1941
The Assault on the Soviet Union and the Nazi New Order
A Global War, 1941-1944
The Shape of the Allied Victory, 1944-1945
Into the Postwar World
The Visual Record: Holocaust Snapshots
An Anxious Stability: The Age of the Cold War, 1949-1989
The Search for Cultural Bearings
Prosperity and Democracy in Western Europe
The Communist Bloc: From Consolidation to Stagnation
Europe, the West, and the World
The Collapse of the Soviet System, 1975-1991
The Visual Record: Pop Art
A Continuing Experiment: The West and the World Since 1989
The Uncertain International Framework After the Cold War
The Continuing Experiment with Democratic Capitalism
Lifestyles and Identities
The West in a Global Age
Questioning the Meaning of the West
The Visual Record: Postmodern Architecture
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