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A History of Western Society continues to capture the attention of AP European history students because it recreates the lives of ordinary people and makes history memorable. Brought to you by the highly regarded editors at Bedford/St. Martins, every element of the text has been rethought, reconsidered, and revised to bring the original vision to a new generation of students. The tenth edition continues to tie social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture, heightening its attention to daily life, and strengthening the treatment of European exploration. With a dynamic new design, new special features on visual evidence, and a robust companion reader, A History of Western Society helps AP students master the concepts and content of European history.
Origins, ca. 400,000-1100 B.C.E.
Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East, ca. 1100-513 BCE
The Development of Classical Greece, ca. 2000-338 B.C.E.
The Hellenistic World, 336-30 B.C.E.
The Rise of Rome, ca. 750-31 B.C.E.
The Pax Romana, 31 B.C.E.-284 C.E.
Late Antiquity, 250-600
Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 600-1000
State and Church in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
The Life of the People in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
The Creativity and Challenges of Medieval Cities, 1100-1300
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages, 1300-1450
European Society in the Age of the Renaissance, 1350-1550
Reformations and Religious Wars, 1500-1600
European Exploration and Conquest, 1450-1650
Absolutism and Constitutionalism, ca. 1589-1725
Toward a New Worldview, 1540-1789
The Expansion of Europe, 1650-1800
The Changing Life of the People, 1700-1800
The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815
The Revolution in Energy and Industry, ca. 1780-1850
Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850
Life in the Emerging Urban Society, 1840-1900
The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914
The West and the World, 1815-1914
War and Revolution, 1914-1919
The Age of Anxiety, ca. 1900-1940
Dictatorships and the Second World War, 1919-1945
Cold War Conflict and Consensus, 1945-1965
Challenging the Postwar Order, 1960-1991
Europe in an Age of Globalization, 1990 to the Present