The Western Heritage, Volume 2, 12th edition

  • Donald M. Kagan
  • Steven Ozment
  • Frank M. Turner
  • Gregory Francis Viggiano


For courses in history of Western civilization
An authoritative account of Western civilizations
Revel™ The Western Heritage
weaves social, cultural, and political history into a strong, clear, narrative account of the central developments in Western history. Authors Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank Turner define how the West has interacted with other cultures, and show how the history of Western civilization can shed light into global challenges today. In order to help students achieve a thorough understanding of Western civilization, the 12th Edition has been updated to reflect recent developments — in the West and beyond.

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Table of contents

PART 3: Europe in Transition, 1300–1750
13. European State Consolidation in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
14. New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
15. Society and Economy Under the Old Regime in the Eighteenth Century
16. The Transatlantic Economy, Trade Wars, and Colonial Rebellion
PART 4: Enlightenment and Revolution, 1700–1850
17. The Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Thought
18. The French Revolution
19. The Age of Napoleon and the Triumph of Romanticism
20. The Conservative Order and the Challenges of Reform (1815–1832)
21. Economic Advance and Social Unrest (1830–1850)
PART 5: Toward the Modern World, 1850–1939
22. The Age of Nation-States
23. The Building of European Supremacy: Society and Politics to World War I
24. The Birth of Modern European Thought
25. The Age of Western Imperialism
26. Alliances, War, and a Troubled Peace
27. The Interwar Years: The Challenge of Dictators and Depression
PART 6: Global Conflict, Cold War, and New Directions, 1939 to Present
28. World War II
29. The Cold War Era, Decolonization, and the Emergence of a New Europe
30. Social, Cultural, and Economic Challenges in the West through the Present

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Published by Pearson (February 8th 2019) - Copyright © 2020