The West: Encounters and Transformations, Volume 2, 5th edition

  • Brian Levack
  • Edward Muir
  • Meredith Veldman


The West: Encounters and Transformations examines the changing nature of Western civilization, helping you understand how the definition of the West has both evolved and been transformed throughout history. Focusing on the central theme of cultural encounters, authors Brian Levack, Edward Muir, and Meredith Veldman explain how the West originated and developed through a continuous process of inclusion and exclusion resulting from a series of encounters among and within different groups.

Table of contents

15. The Age of Confessional Division
16. Absolutism and State Building, 1618–1715
17. The Scientific Revolution
18. The West and the World: Empire, Trade, and War, 1650–1815
19. Eighteenth-Century Society and Culture
20. The Age of the French Revolution, 1789–1815
21. The Industrial Revolution
22. Ideological Conflict and National Unification, 1815–1871
23. The Coming of Mass Politics, 1870–1914
24. The West and the World: Cultural Crisis and the New Imperialism, 1870–1914
25. The First World War
26. Reconstruction, Reaction, and Continuing Revolution: The 1920s and 1930s
27. World War II
28. Redefining the West After World War II
29. The West in the Contemporary Era: New Encounters and Transformations

Published by Pearson (May 4th 2016) - Copyright © 2017