A History of the Modern World-Vol. II (Includes Chapters 11-24) / Edition 8

A History of the Modern World-Vol. II (Includes Chapters 11-24) / Edition 8

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by R. R. Palmer, R. R. Palmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070408300

ISBN-13: 9780070408302

Pub. Date: 08/01/1994

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070408302
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1209
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.73(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
A Few Words on Geography 1(8)
I. THE RISE OF EUROPE 9(37)
Ancient Times: Greece, Rome, and Christianity
11(6)
The Early Middle Ages: The Formation of Europe
17(9)
The High Middle Ages: Secular Civilization
26(9)
The High Middle Ages: The Church
35(11)
II. THE UPHEAVAL IN CHRISTENDOM, 1300--1560 46(60)
Disasters of the Fourteenth Century
47(6)
The Renaissance in Italy
53(9)
The Renaissance outside Italy
62(5)
The New Monarchies
67(8)
The Protestant Reformation
75(12)
Catholicism Reformed and Reorganized
87(19)
Picture Essay: The Florence of the Renaissance
95(11)
III. ECONOMIC RENEWAL AND WARS OF RELIGION, 1560--1648 106(54)
The Opening of the Atlantic
107(7)
The Commercial Revolution
114(6)
Changing Social Structures
120(6)
The Crusade of Catholic Spain: The Dutch and English
126(8)
The Disintegration and Reconstruction of France
134(6)
The Thirty Years' War, 1618--1648: The Disintegration of Germany
140(20)
Picture Essay: The World Overseas
151(9)
IV. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WEST-EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP 160(50)
The Grand Monarque and the Balance of Power
161(2)
The Dutch Republic
163(6)
Britain: The Puritan Revolution
169(7)
Britain: The Triumph of Parliament
176(6)
The France of Louis XIV, 1643--1715: The Triumph of Absolutism
182(8)
The Wars of Louis XIV: The Peace of Utrecht, 1713
190(20)
Picture Essay: The Age of Grandeur
199(11)
V. THE TRANSFORMATION OF EASTERN EUROPE, 1648--1740 210(40)
Three Aging Empires
211(10)
The Formation of an Austrian Monarchy
221(5)
The Formation of Prussia
226(8)
The "Westernizing" of Russia
234(11)
The Partitions of Poland
245(5)
VI. THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND EMPIRE 250(36)
Elite and Popular Cultures
251(6)
The Global Economy of the Eighteenth Century
257(7)
Western Europe after Utrecht, 1713--1740
264(9)
The Great War of the Mid--Eighteenth Century: The Peace of Paris, 1763
273(13)
VII. THE SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE WORLD 286(28)
Prophets of a Scientific Civilization: Bacon and Descartes
287(6)
The Road to Newton: The Law of Universal Gravitation
293(7)
New Knowledge of Man and Society
300(7)
Political Theory: The School of Natural Law
307(7)
VIII. THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 314(47)
The Philosophes---And Others
314(12)
Enlightened Despotism: France, Austria, Prussia
326(10)
Enlightened Despotism: Russia
336(6)
New Stirrings: The British Reform Movement
342(9)
The American Revolution
351(10)
IX. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 361(56)
Backgrounds
362(3)
The Revolution and the Reorganization of France
365(13)
The Revolution and Europe: The War and the "Second" Revolution, 1792
378(6)
The Emergency Republic, 1792--1795: The Terror
384(9)
The Constitutional Republic: The Directory, 1795--1799
393(5)
The Authoritarian Republic: The Consulate, 1799--1804
398(19)
Picture Essay: A Revolutionary Era
403(14)
X. NAPOLEONIC EUROPE 417(37)
The Formation of the French Imperial System
418(7)
The Grand Empire: Spread of the Revolution
425(6)
The Continental System: Britain and Europe
431(4)
The National Movements: Germany
435(6)
The Overthrow of Napoleon: The Congress of Vienna
441(13)
Appendix I: Chronological Tables 454(27)
Appendix II: Rulers and Regimes 481(6)
Appendix III: Historical Populations of Various Countries and Cities 487(5)
Bibliography 492(43)
Illustration Sources 535(2)
Index 537

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