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Documents in World History, Volume II: The Modern Centuries (from 1500 to the present), 3rd edition

  • Stephen S. Gosch
  • Erwin P. Grieshaber

Published by Pearson Higher Education (July 25th 2002) - Copyright © 2003

3rd edition

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Overview

This biography traces the career of Frenchman Jacques Coeur, royal official, merchant, and financier, amidst war and exploration in fifteenth-century Europe and invites readers to consider Coeur's career against a broad historical context.

Table of contents

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Geographical Contents.


Topical Contents.


Preface.


Introduction.

I. THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD, CENTURIES OF DRAMATIC CHANGE: 1300-1780.

WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

1. The Italian Renaissance.

Petrarch.
*2. The Protestant Reformation.

Luther.
*3. Protestantism and Women.

John Knox.
*4. New Tensions in the Western Political Tradition: Absolutism and Parliament.

Bishop Bossuet; English Bill of Rights (1689).
5. The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment: New Intellectual Standards in the West.

Isaac Newton; John Locke; Cesare Beccaria.

RUSSIAN SOCIETY.

6. Peter the Great Reforms Russia.

Decrees of the Duties of the Senate; Education of the Nobility; Students Abroad; Factories; the Academy.
*7. Peasant Revolt.

The Pugachev Rising—Peasants and Government Reactions.

NEW EMPIRES IN ASIA.

8. Suleiman the Lawgiver and Ottoman Military Power.

Suleiman; Ambassador Busbecq.
9. Babur and the Establishment of Mughal Rule in India.

Memoirs of Babur.
10. Confucian Ideals in Ming China: A Set of Family Instructions.

Miu Family Instructions.
*11. Early Modern Japan.

Tokugawa laws and instruction.

LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION.

12. Economy and Society in Latin America.

Antonio Vasquez de Espinosa.
13. Political Styles in Latin America: Colonial Bureaucracy.

Jorge Juan and Antonio De Ullsa: Discourse and Political Reflections on the Kingdom of Peru.
14. Baroque Culture in Latin America.

Sister Juana Inez de la Cruz; Carlos de Siguenzay Gongora.

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.

15. Africa and the European Slave Trade.

An Arabic History of Kilwa Kisiwani; Monsieur Morice; J.Crassons de Medeuil.
GLOBAL CONTACTS.

16. The Colombian Exchange in the Early Modern Period.

Bernardino de Sahagun; Antonio Vasquez de Espinosa; John Locke; Robert Boyle; Adam Smith; Chinese Reports.

II. THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1750-1914.

WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND NEW OUTPOSTS.

*17. The French Revolution.

Laws and the Marseillaise.
*18. Conservative Reaction in Europe.

Metternich.
19. Work and Workers in the Industrial Revolution.

British Child Labor Inquiry; French Factory Rules; Max Lotz.
20. The Expansion of Frontier Societies.

Henry Eno's Letter; Brigham Young; John McCance's Letters.

RUSSIA.

21. Russian Peasants: Serfdom and Emancipation.

Alexander Radischev; Emancipation Manifesto (1861).
*22. Russian Conservatism.

Danileosky and Pobedonotsev.

ASIA.

23. China and the West: The Opium War.

Lin Zexu.
*24. Chinese Reform Movements.

Kang Yuwei, Edeeto and Liang Qichao.
*25. The Meiji Restoration In Japan.

Sakuma, Oki; Okubo, Ito, Yamagata.
26. Rammohun Roy, the British East India Company and the Abolition of Sati.

Rammohun Roy.
27. The 1857 Rebellion: Rebel Goals.

Mughal Proclamation.
*28. The Economy of India Under British Rule: The Views of an Indian Nationalist.

Romesh Chunder Dutt.
29. The Tanzimat Reforms in the Ottoman Empire.

Imperial Rescripts of 1839 and 1856.

LATIN AMERICA.

30. Independence and Consolidation of New States (1810-1914).

Simon Bolivar; Gabino Barreda; Porfirio Diaz.
31. Economy and Society of Latin America: Slavery on the Henequen Plantations of Yucatan.

Esteban Montejo; Channing Arnold and Frederick Tabor Frost.
32. Literature and Cultural Values: Civilization and Barbarism.

Domingo Sarmiento: Life in the Argentine Republic.

AFRICA.

33. The Decades of Imperialism in Africa.

Swahili Texts; John Noble; Lewis Michell; French resident.

COMPARISONS.

34. The Spread of Mass Education: Sources and Comparisons.

Horace Mann; Noah Webster; Yukichi Fukuzawa; Imperial Rescript on Education.

GLOBAL CONTACTS.

*35. European Imperialism.

Lugards, Ferry, Kipling.
36. Nineteenth-Century Sports.

Pierre de Courbertin; The Buenos Aires Herald; Ana Amelia.
*37. Racism in World History: “The Problem of the Color Line”.

W.E.B. Dubois and the Souls of Black Folks.

III. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

*38. The Experience of World War I.

Kreisler and Remarque.
39. The Western State.

Adolf Hitler, The Beveridge Report.
*40. Consumerism.

Weimar Articles.

RUSSIA.

41. Lenin and the Russian Revolution.

Lenin.
42. Stalin and the Soviet Union During the 1930s: Progress and Terror.

Joseph Stalin; Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
43. The Collapse of the Soviet Union.

Mikhail Gorbachev; Secret Police Report; Gorbachev's Resignation Speech.

MIDDLE EAST.

44. Ziya Gokalp: Turkish Nationalism and Western Civilization.

Ziya Gokalp.
45. Middle Eastern Dreams in Conflict: The Views of an Early Zionist and a Palestinian Refugee.

Nahum Goldman; Fawaz Turki.
46. The Resurgence of Islam.

Hasan al-Banna; Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari; Taliban Decrees.

EAST ASIA.

47. Chinese Revolutionaries.

Sun Yat-sen and Mao Zedong.
48. China Under Communist Rule: Peasants and Students.

Wang Xin.
*49. World War II: Memories of Hiroshima.

Yamaoka Michiko and Kimura Yasuko.
50. Changing Gender Relations in Modern Japan.

Higuchi Keiko.

SOUTH ASIA.

51. Gandhi and Modern India.

Mahatma Gandhi.
52. Love and Marriage in Modern India.

Madhu Kishwar.

LATIN AMERICA.

53. Twentieth-Century Latin American Politics: The Revolutionary Challenge.

Emiliano Zapata; Peronist Unions; Fidel Castro.
54. Searching for the Soul of the Latin American Experience.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
*55. Latin America's Social Crisis in the Twentieth Century.

Jacinta Vegas and Rinaldo Rivas Loude.

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.

56. African Nationalism.

Marcus Garvey; Jomo Kenyatta; Kwame Nkrumah.
57. Changes in African Culture and Society.

Chinua Achebe; Perdita Huston; Ifi Amadiume.

FORCES OF CHANGE AND GLOBAL CONTACTS.

58. The Environment in the Twentieth Century: A Disaster Story.

Grigorii Medvedev.
59. Global Contacts: The Emergence of Multinational Companies.

The New York Times on Sony and CBS Records, Maquiladora Workers.
*60. The Cold War.

Churchill; Stalin; Eisenhower; Kruschchev.
*61. International Terrorism.

1998 Decree, or Fatwa, Issued by Osama bin Laden; October 2, 2001 Speech to the Labor Party Congress by Tony Blair.

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