Conceived and written as a history of the modern world rather than a truncated Western Civilization book, this text is one of the most highly praised history texts ever published. It has been adopted at more than 1000 schools and has been translated into six languages. Lloyd Kramer joins the author team for this ninth edition that includes two new color inserts highlighting fine art, additional pedagogy to guide students through challenging material, and full, up-to-date inclusion of current events. Now packaged with PowerWeb, a dynamic course-specific rather than book-specific supplement that engages your students in three levels of resource materials and provides a true avenue to extending learning about a subject, A History of the Modern World is a necessity in any world history course.
PREFACEGEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY 1. THE RISE OF EUROPE 2. THE UPHEAVAL IN CHRISTENDOM, 1300-1560 3. ECONOMIC RENEWAL AND WARS OF RELIGION, 1560-1648 4. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WEST-EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP 5. THE TRANSFORMATION OF EASTERN EUROPE, 1648-1740 6. THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND EMPIRE 7. THE SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE WORLD 8. THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 9. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 10. NAPOLEONIC EUROPE 11. REACTION VERSUS PROGRESS, 1815-1848 12. REVOLUTION AND THE REIMPOSITION OF ORDER, 1848-1870 13. THE CONSOLIDATION OF LARGE NATION-STATES, 1859-1871 14.EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1871-1914: ECONOMY AND 15. 16. EUROPE'S WORLD SUPREMACY, 1871-1914 17. THE FIRST WORLD WAR 18. THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND THE SOVIET UNION 19. THE APPARENT VICTORY OF DEMOCRACY 20. DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP 21. THE SECOND WORLD WAR 22. THE POSTWAR ERA: COLD WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION 24. A WORLD ENDANGERED: COEXISTENCE AND CONFRONTATION IN THE COLD WAR 25. A WORLD TRANSFORMED Appendix I: Rulers and Regimes (and more...)