Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, Volume II - From 1300 (Chs 11-30) / Edition 1

Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, Volume II - From 1300 (Chs 11-30) / Edition 1

by Palmira Brummett, George Jewsbury, Neil Hackett, Robert Edgar

ISBN-10: 0321053060

ISBN-13: 9780321053060

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, is a carefully honed version of the best-selling Civilization Past and Present, Ninth Edition. It treats the development and growth of civilization not as a unique European experience but as a global one through which all the great culture systems have interacted to produce the present-day world. This new text…  See more details below


Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, is a carefully honed version of the best-selling Civilization Past and Present, Ninth Edition. It treats the development and growth of civilization not as a unique European experience but as a global one through which all the great culture systems have interacted to produce the present-day world. This new text includes all the elements of history-social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal, and technological-to illustrate that global interaction.

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Table of Contents

(Volume II: Parts III-VII, Chapters 11-30)

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Conclusion, Suggestions for Web Browsing, Suggestions for Reading, and Notes.)


11. The Islamic Gunpowder Empires, 1300-1650.
New Polities in Eurasia.
The Ottoman Empire.
The Safavid Empire in Persia.
The Mughul Empire in South Asia.
Networks of Trade and Communication.
Evliya Qelebi, "An Ottoman Official's Wedding Night".
The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold.
Discovery Through Maps.
The World Map of Piri Reis.

12. The Pacific Rim, 1300-1600.
China: Political Recovery and the Ming Dynasty.
Korea: The Restless Satellite.
Japan: From Feudal Conflicts to the Tokugawa Shogunate.
The Competing States of Southeast Asia.
Polygamy in a Ming Household.
Father Xavier's Difficulties as a Missionary in Sixteenth-Century Japan.
Discovery Through Maps.
A Korea-Centered View of the World.

13. The Renaissance, 1300-I600.
The Italian Renaissance.
Humanism and the Classical Revival.
Italian Renaissance Art.
The Northern Renaissance.
Montaigne, Of the Education of Children.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Power and Glory of Renaissance Venice.

14. The Christian Reformation and the Emergence of the Modern Political System, 1517-1648.
The Protestant Reformations.
The Protestant Reformation in England.
The Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, France, and the Rhine Valley.
The Catholic Counter-Reformation.
Impact on the Arts: Mannerism and Baroque Styles.
Wars of Religion and Emergence of the Modern State System.
The Thirty Years' War: The Austrian Habsburgs' Quest for Central European Hegemony.
John Calvin on God's Omniscience and Predestination.
Hardships in a German Town During the Thirty Years' War.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Road to Eternity.

15.Global Encounters.

The New World Economy, 1300-1600.
The Iberian Golden Age.
Iberian Systems in the New World.
The Portuguese Impact on Africa.
Beginnings of Northern European Expansion.
Cortes Meets Montezuma.
Afonso Appeals to the King of Portugal.
Discovery Through Maps.
Sebastian Munster's Map of Africa.


16. Global Encounters.

The Clash of Cultures, 1600-1800.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Islamic Africa.
Challenges to the Muslim World Order.
European Encroachments in Eastern Asia.
Change and Crisis in East Asia.
A Slave's Memoir.
Father Ripa, Family Relations in Manchu China.
Discovery Through Maps.
The African Coast: The Dangers of Seafaring.

17. European Political Choices in an Age of Change.

Absolutism and Limited Power, 1650-1774.
Louis XIV, the Sun King: The Model for European Absolutism.
The Gravitational Pull of French Absolutism.
Holland and England: Limited Central Power.
Breaking the Bank: War and Diplomacy Between 1648 and 1763.
Social and Economic Challenges.
Cultural Reflections of the Times.
Frederick the Great, A Political Testament.
Conditions Among Eighteenth-Century French Peasants.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Elegant Destruction of Poland.

18.The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.

New Ideas and Their Consequences in Europe and North America.
Revolution in Science: The Laws of Nature.
The Enlightenment.
Enlightenment of the Heart: Philosophical, Religious, and Humanitarian Movements.
The Failure of Monarchical Reform.
The American Revolution.
The Widening Scope of Scientific Discovery.
Adam Smith on Labor and Self-Interest.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Heliocentric Cosmos of Copernicus.

19 The French and Napoleonic Revolutions and Their Global Impact, 1789-1825.
The French Revolution.
The Napoleonic Revolution.
Napoleon and the Americas.
The Vienna Settlement and the Concert of Europe.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
Metternich on His Political Principles.
Discovery Through Maps
France Triumphant.


20 Western Economic Domination and the Rise of the Middle Classes, 1815-1914.
The European Middle Classes and Their Influences.
The "New Science," Racism, and Anti-Semitism. Cultural Reflections of the Age.
Industrialization and Children.
Houston Stuart Chamberlain on the Characteristics of the German Race.
Discovery Through Maps
An American View of the World in the 1820s.

21. Power Politics in the Western World, 1815-1914.
The Search for a Political Status Quo: Western and Central Europe to Midcentury.
Realpolitik in Western and Central Europe to 1914.
Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 1815-1914.
The Failure of European Diplomacy.
Mazzini on the Duties of the Individual.
Bismarck and the Ems Despatch.
"With Malice Toward None": Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
Discovery Through Maps.
The British Empire in 1886.

22. Africa and the Middle East, 1800-1914.
State Formation and the End of the Slave
Trade in Africa.
European Conquest of Africa.
European Technology and the African
Response to Conquest.
The Middle East.
That Was No Brother.
A Middle Eastern Vision of the West.
Discovery Through Maps.
Reverend Ashmun's Map of Liberia.

23. Four Faces of Imperialism.

Latin America, East Asia, India, and the "Eastern Question".
Latin America.
Southeast Asia.
China: The Central Kingdom.
The Japanese Alternative.
The Eastern Question.
Lin Tse-hsu on the Opium Trade.
Discovery Through Maps.
Western Designs on China, 1885-1900.


24. Winning the War and Losing the Peace.

The Democracies, 1914-1939.
World War I.
The Allied Peace Settlement.
Economic Disasters.
Politics in the Democracies.
The Western Tradition in Transition.
John Maynard Keynes on Clemenceau.
Alex de Jonge on Inflation in Weimar Germany.
Discovery Through Maps.
International Air Travel.

25. Authoritarian Alternatives.

Russia, Italy, and Germany, 1917-1939.
Revolution in Russia, 1917 and 1928.
Italy and Mussolini.
The German Tragedy.
Stalin and State Terror.
Discovery Through Maps.
German Racial Types.

26. Western Weakness, Diplomatic Failure, and World War II.
The Troubled Calm: The West in the 1920s.
Epoch of the Aggressors.
World War II.
The Hossbach Memorandum.
The Nazi Death Camps.
Discovery Through Maps
U.S. Air Force Survival Maps.


27. Emerging National Movements in Asia and Africa, 1920s-1950s.
China: Revolution and Republic.
Nationalism in Southeast Asia.
India: The Drive for Independence.
The Middle East Divided.
Memorandum of the General Syrian Congress.
The Awakening of a Pan-African Spirit.
Discovery Through Maps.
What's in a Name? Siam or Thailand?

28. The Bipolar World and Decolonization.
No War-No Peace, 1945-1953.
The Beginnings of Bipolarity, 1945-1953.
From Peaceful Coexistence to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1953-1962.
The Vietnam Era, 1945-1975.
Détente and Decay, 1962-1985.
The End of Bipolarity, 1985-1999.
The Soviet Bloc and After.
The Truman Doctrine.
Khrushchev's Address to the Twentieth Party Congress.
Discovery Through Maps.
Massive Retaliatory Power, 1954.

29. The Capitalist World Since 1945.
The Modern Global Economy.
The United States Since 1945.
Japan: From Defeat to Dominance to Doubt.
The Western European States.
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex.
Henry Kissinger, The White House Years.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Euro and Its Map.

30. The Developing World Since 1945.
Southeast Asia.
The Subcontinent.
The Middle East.
Latin America.
Mao on Communism in China.
Discovery Through Maps.
Borders and Identities: The UN Partition Plan.



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