West, The: A Narrative History, Volume Two: Since 1400, 3rd edition

  • A Daniel Frankforter
  • William M. Spellman

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Overview

The book students will read: Concise. Relevant. Accessible.

 

The West: A Narrative History is a concise but not abridged introduction to the West, encompassing all cultures that trace their ancestry to the ancient Mediterranean world. It is not a reduced version of a larger study, but a full narrative of the West written concisely.

 

This learning program is built around a Key Question in every chapter, a feature that shows students why western civilization is relevant for them. Students will discover the key questions that define the past are in many ways the same key questions of today. Since students often see conflict between a Christian “West” and an Islamic “East” in today’s society, the authors highlight the ongoing role the Middle East has played in shaping the West. Students will understand the links between people of the West and those in other regions.

 

The West is an accessible program available in several formats to give instructors and students more choices and more ways to save. With the release of the 3rd edition, The West becomes an integrated program tied closely to the new MyHistoryLab.

 

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This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning — The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Each chapter opens with a Key Question and a brief Key Question essay. The Key Question is revisited at the end of the chapter, and MyHistoryLab Icons and Connections features ensure close integration with the new MyHistoryLab.
  • Engage Students — Maps, illustrations, and a biography feature promote discussion of the narrative.
  • Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor’s Manual, MyTest, Annotated Instructor’s eText, and PowerPoints are available to be packaged with this text.

For volume one of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180930

For the combined volume of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180957

 

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Table of contents

Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Introduction

 

Part IV Challenges, Conflicts, and Departures 1300 to 1700

Chapter 12 Renaissance and Exploration

Chapter 13 Reformation, Religious Wars, and National Conflicts 

 

Part V The Revolutionary Impulse

Chapter 14 The Early Modern State

Chapter 15 New World Views: Europe’s Scientific Revolution

Chapter 16 The Age of Enlightenment: Rationalism and its Uses

Chapter 17 Rebellion and Revolution: American Independence and the French Revolution 

 

Part VI Europe Triumphant 1815 to 1914

Chapter 18 Industry, Society, and Environment

Chapter 19 The Age of Ideology in Western Europe

Chapter 20 The Consolidation of Nation States

Chapter 21 Global Empire and European Culture

 

Part VII Europe in Crisis 1914 to 1945

Chapter 22 World War I: The End of Enlightenment

Chapter 23 The Troubled Interwar Years

Chapter 24 World War II: Europe in Eclipse

 

Part VIII The Postwar Western Community 1945 to 2008

Chapter 25 Decolonization and the Cold War

Chapter 26 Western Civilization and the Global Community

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Introduction

  

Part IV – Challenges, Conflicts, and Departures 1300 to 1700

 

Chapter 12: Renaissance and Exploration

Key Question: How should a society use its history?

    The Context for the Renaissance  

    The Culture of the Renaissance 

    The Northern Renaissance  

    The Middle East: The Ottoman Empire 

    Europe and Atlantic Exploration

 

Chapter 13: Reformation, Religious Wars, and National Conflicts

Key Question: How do civilized societies justify war?

    The Lutheran Reformation

    The Swiss Reformation 

    The Catholic Reformation 

    The Habsburg-Valois Wars 

    England’s Ambivalent Reformation 

    Convergence of Foreign and Domestic Politics: England, Spain, and France 

    The Final Religious Upheaval 

 

Part V The Revolutionary Impulse

 

Chapter 14: The Early Modern State

Key Question: How do political systems reflect the structure of social and economic life?

    Society in Early Modern Europe

    Forging Centralized States

    Absolutism in France

    Constitutionalism in England

    Wars of Empire and Global Markets

    Central and Eastern Europe

    Europe’s Declining Powers

 

Chapter 15: New World Views: Europe’s Scientific Revolution

Key Question: How does the study of the natural world influence religious belief and the understanding of truth?

    The Medieval World View

    Anticipating the New Science

    New Directions in Astronomy and Physics

    New Approaches to Truth

    Theory and Application

    Politics as Science

    Science as Religion

    Superstition and Its Victims

 

Chapter 16: The Age of Enlightenment: Rationalism and its Uses

Key Question: How do people construct ideas of progress?

    Critiquing the Traditional Way of Life

    Formulas for Improving Material Conditions

    Enlightened Despots

    Critiquing the Enlightenment

    The Arts in the Age of Reason

 

Chapter 17: Rebellion and Revolution: American Independence and the French Revolution

Key Question: Can political change occur without social and economic upheaval?

    America Rejects Europe

    Revolution in France

    Napoleon Bonaparte and the Export of Revolution, 1799—1815

    The French Revolution and the Americas

 

Part VI Europe Triumphant 1815 to 1914

 

Chapter 18: Industry, Society, and Environment

Key Question: How do technology and urbanization influences the relationship between humans and nature?

    From Rural to Urban Lifestyles in Europe

    Agriculture, Demographics, and Labor

    Innovations in Production

    The Social Consequences of Industrialization

    Industry, the State, and Global Power 

  

Chapter 19: The Age of Ideology in Western Europe

Key Question: What leads people to challenge conventional ideas and practices?

    The Congress System and the Conservative Agenda

    Ideological Ferment

    The Revolutions of 1848    

    Britain and Reform

    The Romantic Movement

    Utilitarianism and Utopian Socialism

    The Marxist Challenge 

 

Chapter 20: The Consolidation of Nation States

Key Question: Is nationalism a constructive force in the modern age?

    Italian Unification

    The Creation of Modern Germany

    Constitutional Change in France and Britain

    The Waning of the Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Empires

    The United States and Western Europe

    Nationalism and Race

 

Chapter 21: Global Empire and European Culture

Key Question: How does the projection of power reflect wider cultural values?

    The New Imperialism: Motives and Methods

    The Scramble for Empire: Africa

    The Scramble for Empire: South and East Asia

    The Legacy of Empire

    Imperialism, Intellectual Controversy, and European Culture

    Transformation in the Arts

 

Part VII Europe in Crisis 1914 to 1945

 

Chapter 22: World War I: The End of Enlightenment

Key Question: Are nation states inherently adversarial?

    The Alliance System

    The Experience of Modern Warfare

    The Eastern Front and Europe’s Empire

    Naval War and American Entry

    The Impact of Total War at Home

    Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

    Peace Settlement and European Consciousness 

 

Chapter 23: The Troubled Interwar Years

Key Question: Can personal liberty be maintained under conditions of material hardship?

    Postwar Problems in Western Europe

    The Price of Victory

    The Great Depression, 1929—1939

    Coping with the Depression

    Italy: The First Fascist State

    Authoritarian Regimes in Spain and Eastern Europe

    The Emergence of Nazi Germany

    Imperial Japan

    The Soviet Union under Stalin

 

Chapter 24: World War II: Europe in Eclipse

Key Question: Can the force of ideas sustain a civilization under attack?

    The Process of Appeasement, 1933—1939

    Nazism Triumphant, 1939—1941: Europe and North Africa

    The German Empire

    The Destruction of the Jews

    The Home Front and the Role of Women

    War in Asia and the Pacific

    The Tide Turns, 1942—1945

    Planning for the Postwar World

 

Part VIII The Postwar Western Community 1945 to 2008

 

Chapter 25: Decolonization and the Cold War

Key Question: How does ideology shape public policy?

    The Eclipse of Postwar Optimism

    The End of European Empire

    Expanding the Cold War

    The Cold War and Nuclear Threat

    Cuban Missile Crisis

    Divisions and Detente

 

Chapter 26: Western Civilization and the Global Community

Key Question: Has the West defined the process of globalization?

    The End of Communism

    United Europe?

    Science, Technology and the Envirnoment

    Women and the Struggle for Equality

    Religious Divides and Ethnic Nationalism

    The Postindustrial West

Published by Pearson (December 27th 2011) - Copyright © 2013