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Overview

Explore the changing nature of the West

Rather than looking at Western civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the West–how the definition of the West has evolved and has been transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West.

MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Levack program. Key learning applications include Closer Looks, MyHistoryLibrary, and writing assessment.

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning— MyHistoryLab is online learning. MyHistoryLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment.
  • Improve Critical Thinking—Critical thinking questions throughout the text help students focus on what they need to learn.
  • Engage Students—Fine art and photos engage students in the material.
  • Support Instructors— A full set of supplements, including MyHistoryLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205987696
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,361,060
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 11: The Medieval West in Crisis

Chapter 12: The Italian Renaissance and Beyond: The Politics of Culture

Chapter 13: The West and the World: The Significance of Global Encounters, 1450–1650

Chapter 14: The Reformations of Religion

Chapter 15: The Age of Confessional Division

Chapter 16: Absolutism and State Building, 1618–1715

Chapter 17: The Scientific Revolution

Chapter 18: The West and the World: Empire, Trade, and War, 1650–1815

Chapter 19: Eighteenth-Century Society and Culture

Chapter 20: The Age of the French Revolution, 1789–1815


2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 11: The Medieval West in Crisis

A Time of Death

A Cold Wind from the East

Economic Depression and Social Turmoil

An Age of Warfare

A Troubled Church and the Demand for Religious Comfort

The Culture of Loss

Conclusion: Looking Inward

Chapter 12: The Italian Renaissance and Beyond: The Politics of Culture

The Cradle of the Renaissance: The Italian City-States

The Influence of Ancient Culture

The Early Modern European State System

Conclusion: The Politics of Culture

Chapter 13: The West and the World: The Significance of Global Encounters, 1450–1650

Europeans in Africa

Europeans in the Ame ricas

Europeans in Asia

The Beginnings of the Global System

Conclusion: The Significance of the Global Encounters

Chapter 14: The Reformations of Religion

Causes of the Reformation

The Lutheran Reformation

The Diversity of Protestantism

The Catholic Reformation

Conclusion: Competing Understandings

Chapter 15: The Age of Confessional Division

The Peoples of Early Modern Europe

Disciplining the People

Hunting Witc hes

The Confessional States

States and Confessions in Eastern Europe

Conclusion: The Divisions of the West

Chapter 16: Absolutism and State Building, 1618–1715

The Nature of Absolutism

The Absolutist State in France and Spain

Absolutism and State Building in Central and Eastern Europe

Resistance to Absolutism in England and the Dutch Republic

Conclusion: The Western State in the Age of Absolutism

Chapter 17: The Scientific Revolution

The Discoveries and Achievements of the Scientific Revolution

The Search for Scientific Knowledge

The Causes of the Scientific Revolution

The Intellectual Consequences of the Scientific Revolution

Humans and the Natural World 545

Conclusion: Science and Western Culture

Chapter 18: The West and the World: Empire, Trade, and War, 1650–1815

European Empires in the Americas and Asia

Warfare in Europe, North America, and Asia

The Atlantic World

Encounters Between Europeans and Asians

The Crisis of Empire and the Atlantic Revolutions

Conclusion: The Rise and Reshaping of the West

Chapter 19: Eighteenth-Century Society and Culture

The Aristocracy

Challenges to Aristocratic Dominance

The Enlightenment

The Impact of the Enlightenment

Conclusion: The Enlightenment and Western Identity

Chapter 20: The Age of the French Revolution, 1789–1815

The First French Revolution, 1789–1791

The French Republic, 1792–1799

Cultural Change in France During the Revolution

The Napoleonic Era, 1799–1815

The Legacy of the French Revolution

Conclusion: The French Revolution and Western Civilization

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