Combining the latest scholarship with classic pieces, The Social Dimension of Western Civilization's48 secondary-source readings hook students with the fascinating and often surprising details of how everyday Western people worked, ate, played, celebrated, worshipped, married, procreated, fought, persecuted, behaved, and died.
RICHARD M. GOLDEN is professor of history and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of North Texas. He is author of The Godly Rebellion: Parisian Curés and the Religious Fronde, 1652-1662 (1981); editor of The Huguenot Connection: The Edict of Nantes, Its Revocation, and Early French Migration to South Carolina (1988); and editor of Church, State, and Society under the Bourbon Kings of France (1982). He coedited, with Thomas Kuehn, Western Societies: Primary Sources in Social History (1993). He is currently editing the Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition,to be published in 2003.
VOLUME 2: READINGS FROM THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
Topical Table of Contents
PART 1. EARLY MODERN EUROPE
*Jared Diamond,Hemispheres Colliding: Eurasian and Native American Societies, 1492 *Henry Kamen,The Spanish Inquisition and the People Merry Wiesner,Nuns,Wives, and Mothers: Women and the Reformation in Germany Natalie Z. Davis,The Rites of Violence: Religious Riot in Sixteenth-Century France Sara F. Matthews Grieco,The Body, Appearance, and Sexuality Robin Briggs,The Witch-Figure and the Sabbat *Raffaella Sarti,Material Conditions of Family Life
Part 2. The Old Régime
Richard van Dülmen,Rituals of Execution in Early Modern Germany Christopher R. Friedrichs,Poverty and Marginality in the Early Modern City John McManners,Death's Arbitrary Empire Robert Darnton,The Great Cat Massacre Olwen Hufton,Women and Work *Dominique Godineau,Political Culture and Female Sociability in the French Revolution Keith Wrightson,Infanticide in European History
Part 3. The Nineteenth Century
Anna K. Clark,The Struggle for the Breeches: Plebian Marriage Sidney Pollard,Factory Discipline in the Industrial Revolution K. H. Connell,The Potato in Ireland *Peter Gay,Letter Writing and the Victorian Bourgeois Richard J. Evans,The Challenge of Cholera in Hamburg *Zoltan Barany,The East European Gypsies in the Imperial Age *Herbert S. Klein,The End of the Atlantic Slave Trade *Donna Gabaccia,Italian Women in the Nineteenth Century Stephen P. Frank,Popular Justice, Community, and Culture among the Russian Peasantry, 1870-1900 Theresa M. McBride,A Woman's World: Department Stores and the Evolution of Women's Employment, 1870-1920
Part 4. The Contemporary World
Alistair Horne,The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 Alex de Jonge,Inflation in Weimar Germany William J. Chase,Daily Life in Moscow, 1921-1929 *Christopher R. Browning,German Killers in the Holocaust: Behavior and Motivation *Norman M. Naimark,Ethnic Cleansing in the Wars of Yugoslav Succession Ellen Furlough,Packaging Pleasures: Club Méditerranée and French Consumer Culture, 1950-1968 Kristina Orfali,The Rise and Fall of the Swedish Model