Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, 1340-1830 / Edition 3

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312465094
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 2/20/2008
  • Series: Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Note: All chapters close with a conclusion and a full-page Chapter Review section.

13. Crisis and Renaissance, 1340–1492

Crisis: Disease, War and Schism

The Renaissance: New Forms of Thought and Expression

Consolidating Power

Taking Measure: Population Losses and the Black Death

Contrasting Views: Joan of Arc: Who Was Òthe MaidÓ?

Document: Wat Tyler’s Rebellion, 1381

Terms of History: Renaissance

Document: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man

14. Global Encounters and Religious Reforms, 1492–1560

Widening Horizons

The Protestant Reformation

Reshaping Society through Religion

A Struggle for Mastery

Seeing History: Expanding Geographic Knowledge: World Maps in an Age of Exploration

Document: Columbus Describes His First Voyage, 1493

Contrasting Views: Martin Luther: Holy Man or Heretic?

Document: Ordinances for Calvinist Churches, 1547

15. Wars of Religion and the Clash of World Views, 1560–1648

Religious Conflicts Threaten State Power, 1560–1618

The Thirty Years’ War, 1618–1648

Economic Crisis and Realignment

The Rise of Secular and Scientific Worldviews

Document: Hans Grimmelshausen, The Horrors of the Thirty Years’ War

Taking Measure: The Rise and Fall of Silver Imports to Spain, 1550–1660

New Sources, New Perspectives: Tree Rings and the Little Ice Age

Seeing History: Religious Differences in Painting of the Baroque Period: Rubens and Rembrandt

Document: Sentence Pronounced Against Galileo

16. State Building and the Search for Order, 1648–1690

Louis XIV: Absolutism and its Limits

Absolutism in Central and Eastern Europe

Constitutionalism in England

Outposts of Constitutionalism

The Search for Order in Elite and Popular Culture

Document: Marie de SŽvignŽ’s Description of the French Court

Taking Measure: The Seventeenth-Century Army

Contrasting Views: The English Civil War

Document: John Milton’s Defense of Freedom of the Press

17. The Atlantic System and Its Consequences, 1690–1740

The Atlantic System and the World Economy

New Social and Cultural Patterns

Consolidation of the European State System

The Birth of the Enlightenment

New Sources, New Perspectives: Oral History and the Life of Slaves

Document: The Social Effects of Growing Consumption

Taking Measure: Relationship of Crop Harvested to Seed Used, 1400–1800

Terms of History: Progress

Document: Voltaire, Letters Concerning the English Nation, 1733

18. The Promise of Enlightenment, 1740–1789

The Enlightenment at Its Height

Society and Culture in an Age of Enlightenment

State Power in an Era of Reform

Rebellions against State Power

Terms of History: Enlightenment

Document: Denis Diderot, "Encyclopedia," 1755

Contrasting Views: Women and the Enlightenment

Taking Measure: World Population Growth, 1700–1800

Document: Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

19. The Cataclysm of Revolution, 1789–1799

The Revolutionary Wave, 1787–1789

From Monarchy to Republic, 1789–1793

Terror and Resistance

Revolution on the March

Terms of History: Revolution

Document: The Rights of Minorities

Contrasting Views: Consequences of the French Revolution

Document: Address to the National Assembly in Favor of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, February 5, 1790

20. Napoleon and the Revolutionary Legacy, 1800–1830

The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

"Europe Was at My Feet": Napoleon’s Conquests

The "Restoration" of Europe

Challenges to the Conservative Order

Contrasting Views: Napoleon: For and Against

Document: An Ordinary Soldier on Campaign with Napoleon

Document: Wordsworth’s Poetry

Seeing History: The Clothing Revolution: The Social Meaning of Changes in Post-Revolutionary Fashion

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