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A Brief History of Western Civilization: The Unfinished Legacy, Fifth Edition
Mark Kishlansky / Patrick Geary / Patricia O’Brien
Balanced in coverage and beautifully written, A Brief History of Western Civilization explores everyday occurrences and ordinary people as well as major events and powerful elites. Noted for its exceptional visual program of images and maps, the book is designed specifically to engage students actively in the study of the West.
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14. Europe at War, 1555-1648.
The Visual Record: The Massacre of the Innocents.
The Crises of the Western States.
The Struggles in Eastern Europe.
The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648.
Document: War Is Hell.
15. The Experiences of Life in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1650.
The Visual Record: Haymaking.
Private and Community Life.
Document: The Devil's Due.
16. The Royal State in the Seventeenth Century.
The Visual Record: Fit for a King.
The Rise of the Royal State.
The Crises of the Royal State.
The Zenith of the Royal State.
Document: A Glimpse of a King.
17. Science and Commerce in Early Modern Europe.
The Visual Record: Rembrandt’s Lessons.
The New Science.
Empires of Goods.
The Wars of Commerce.
Document: Encountering Pirates.
The West and the Wider World: The Nutmeg Wars.
18. The Balance of Power in Eighteenth-Century Europe.
The Visual Record: A Dashing Officer.
Geographical Tour: A Grand Tour of Europe in 1714.
The Rise of Russia.
The Two Germanies.
The Greatness of Great Britain.
Document: Childhood Traumas.
The West and the Wider World: The British Raj in India.
19. Culture and Society in Eighteenth-Century Europe.
The Visual Record: Happy Families.
Document: Love and Marriage.
20. The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815.
The Visual Record: Eighteenth-Century Revolution.
The French Revolution and the Fall of the Monarchy.
Experimenting with Democracy, 1792-1799.
The Reign of Napoleon,1799-1815.
Document: The Civil Code of the Code Napoléon (1804).
21. Industrial Europe.
The Visual Record: An Iron Forge.
The Traditional Economy.
The Industrial Revolution in Britain.
The Industrialization of the Continent.
Document: Exploiting the Young.
22. Political Upheavals and Social Transformations, 1815-1850.
The Visual Record: Potato Politics.
Geographical Tour: Europe in 1815.
The New Ideologies.
Protest and Revolution.
Document: Flora Tristan and the Rights of Working Women.
23. Statebuilding and Social Change In Europe, 1850-1871.
The Visual Record: The Birth of the German Empire.
Building Nations: The Politics of Unification.
Reforming European Society.
Changing Values and the Force of New Ideas.
Document: Mistress of the House.
24. The Crisis of European Culture, 1871-1914.
The Visual Record: Speeding to the Future.
European Economy and the Politics of Mass Society.
Outsiders in Mass Politics.
Shaping the New Consciousness.
Document: Constance Lytton.
The West and the Wider World: African Art and European Artists.
25. Europe and the World, 1870-1914.
The Visual Record: The Politics of Mapmaking.
The European Balance of Power, 1870-1914.
The New Imperialism.
The Search for Territory and Markets.
Results of a European-Dominated World.
Document: Joseph Chamberlains Speech to the Birmingham Relief Association.
26. War and Revolution, 1914-1920.
The Visual Record: Selling the Great War.
The War Europe Expected.
A New Kind of Warfare.
Adjusting to the Unexpected: Total War.
The Russian Revolution and Allied Victory.
Settling the Peace.
Document: All Quiet on the Western Front.
27. The European Search for Stability, 1920-1939.
The Visual Record: The Harsh Lessons of Hyperinflation.
Geographical Tour: Europe After 1918.
Crisis and Collapse in a World Economy.
The Soviet Union’s Separate Path.
The Rise of Fascist Dictatorship in Italy.
Hitler and the Third Reich.
Democracies in Crisis.
Document: Adolf Hitler on “Racial Purity.”
28. Global Conflagration: World War II, 1939-1945.
The Visual Record: Precursor of War.
Aggression and Conquest.
Racism and Destruction.
Document: President Franklin Roosevelt's Request for a Declaration of War on Japan, 8 December 1941.
29. The Cold War and Postwar Economic Recovery, 1945-1979 .
The Visual Record: Europe in Ruins: Warsaw, 1946.
The Origins of the Cold War.
Postwar Economic Recovery in Europe, Japan, and the Soviet Union.
The Welfare State and Social Transformation.
Youth Culture and the “Generation Gap.”
Toppling Communism in the Soviet Union.
Document: The Marshall Plan.
The West and the Wider World: Made in Japan.
30. The End of the Cold War and New Global Challenges, 1970 to the Present.
The Visual Record: The Berlin Wall Comes Down.
The End of the Cold War and the Emergence of a New Europe.
Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism.
The West in the Global Community.
Document: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya.