Social Dimension of Western Civilization: Volume 2 / Edition 5

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312397371
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 465
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents


Topical Table of Contents

*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


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