The Western Perspective Since the Middle Ages, Volume 2 (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-23
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This is Volume II (since 1500) of THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Second Edition. True to its title, THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE focuses on the Western experience, while also placing that experience in the wider context of developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific. Accessible and clearly written, Cannistraro and Reich's text illustrates the causal connections across cultures and historical periods, conveying the record of human struggle and achievement, of conflict and community, of cultural diversity, of economic and technological developments, and of social change. The text's unique cultural perspective and theme and its unusually rich coverage of cultural history offer vivid images that communicate the full range of human experience. The "Perspectives" theme, which appears in every part and topic opener and in features, gives the book its unifying motif. Meanwhile, the book's flexible, modular structure ensures that you can easily adapt the text to your syllabus. THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE is also available in the following split options: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Complete Volume, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-VIII) ISBN: 053461065X; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume I: To 1715, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-VI) ISBN: 0534610668; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume II: Since 1500, Second Edition (Contains Parts IV-VIII) ISBN: 0534610676; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume A: To 1500, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-IV) ISBN: 0534610692; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume B: 1300-1815, Second Edition (Contains Parts III-VII) ISBN: 0534610706; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume C: 1789-Present, Second Edition (Contains Parts VI-VIII) ISBN: 0534610714; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Alternative Volume: Since 1300, Second Edition (Parts III-VIII, Topics 20-95) ISBN: 0534610684.

Table of Contents

33. The Age of the New Monarchs
34. Power and Culture in Renaissance Italy
35. The Visual Arts of the Italian Renaissance
36. Arts and Letters in Renaissance Europe
37. Upheaval and Transformation in Eastern Europe
38. The Era of Reconnaissance
39. The Reformation
40. The Social Worlds of the Renaissance and Reformation
41. Catholic Reform and the Counter-Reformation
42. Catholic Spain and the Struggle for Supremacy
43. Crown and Parliament in Tudor-Stuart England
44. Religious War and the Ascendancy of the French Monarchy
45. Patterns of Life in a Time of Upheaval
46. The European Economy and Overseas Empire
47. The Baroque Era
48. The Scientific Revolution and Western Thought
49. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean
50. Absolute Monarchy: Louis XIV and the Divine Right of Kings
51. England and the Rise of Constitutional Monarchy
52. Central Europe and the Shifting Balance of Power
53. The Baltic and Eastern Europe in Transition
54. The Culture of the Old Regime
55. Europe and the World Economy
56. The Global Conflict: Wars for Empire
57. European Society in the Eighteenth Century
58. The Age of Reason
59. The Politics of Enlightenment: Europe and America
60. The Industrial Revolution
61. Revolution in France: Liberty, Terror, Reaction
62. Europe in the Napoleonic Era
63. Restoration and Resistance in the Age of Metternich
64. The New Social Order: Workers, Women, and the Middle Class
65. The Romantic Vision: Art and Culture in a Revolutionary World
66. Thought and Action: The Revolutions of 1848
67. The Liberal State: Domestic Politics in Britain and France
68. Austria and Russia: Conservatism Entrenched
69. Diplomacy and War: The Age of Nation Building
70. Technology and the European Economy
71. Middle-Class Values and Working-Class Realities
72. Arts, Ideas, and Social Consciousness
73. Politics and National Development in Europe, 1870–1914
74. The Crisis of Empire in Eastern Europe
75. Europe, the United States, and the World Economy
76. The Drive for Empire: European Imperialism in Asia and Africa
77. The Social Order Challenged
78. Society in Transition: The Modernization of Europe
79. Art and Science: The Modernist Revolution
80. The Great War
81. Radical Extremes: The Russian Revolution and the Rise of Fascism
82. The European Economy: Boom and Bust
83. Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin: The Totalitarian Nightmare
84. The Western Democracies and Eastern Europe
85. Social Values and the Lost Generation
86. Civilization and Its Discontents: Psychoanalysis and the Arts
87. The Road to War
88. The Second World War
89. The Age of Empire: Decolonization and the Third World
90. The Politics of Stability in Western Europe
91. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
92. Mobility and Social Change: Toward the Consumer Society
93. Culture in the Age of Uncertainty
94. The Path Toward European Integration
95. Epilogue: Facing the Twenty-First Century

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