The West: Encounters & Transformations, Volume 2, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab / Edition 3

The West: Encounters & Transformations, Volume 2, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab / Edition 3

by Brian Levack, Edward Muir, Meredith Veldman

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Table of Contents

15. The Age of Confessional Division

The Peoples of Early Modern Europe

Disciplining the People

The Confessional States

States and Confessions in Eastern Europe

Conclusion: The Divisions of the West

16. Absolutism and State-Building in Europe, 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

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 Effects of the Scientific Revolution

Humans and the Natural World

Conclusion: Science and Western Culture

18. The West and the World: Empire, Trade and War, 1650-1815

European Empires in 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

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

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

21. The Industrial Revolution

The Nature of the Industrial Revolution

Conditions Favoring Industrial Growth

The Spread of Industrialization

The Effects of Industrialization

Industry, Trade and Empire

Conclusion: Industrialization and the West

22. Ideological Conflicts and National Unification, 1815-1871

New Ideologies in the Early Nineteenth Century

Ideological Encounters in Europe, 1815-1848

National Unification in Europe and America, 1848-1871

Ideology, Empire, and the Balance of Power

Conclusion: The Ideological Transformation in the West

23. The Coming of Mass Politics: Industrialization, Emancipation, and Instability, 1870-1914

Economic Transformation

Defining the Political Nation

Broadening the Political Nation

Outside the Political Nation? The Experience of Women

Conclusion: The West in an Age of Mass Politics

24. The West and the World: Cultural Crisis and New Imperialism, 1870-1914

Scientific Transformations

Cultural Crisis: The Fin de Siecle and the Birth of Modernism

The New Imperialism

Conclusion: Reshaping the West: Expansion and Fragmentation

25. The First World War

The Origins of the First World War

The Experience of Total War

The Home Fronts

War and Revolution

Conclusion: The War and the West

26. Reconstruction, Reaction, and Continuing Revolution–The 1920s and 1930s

Cultural Despair and Desire

Out of the Trenches: Reconstructing Culture and Politics in the 1920s

The Rise of the Radical Right

The Polarization of Politics in the 1930s

The West and the World: Imperialism in the Interwar Era

Conclusion: The Kingdom of Corpses

27. World War II

The Coming of War

Europe at War, 1939-1941

The World at War, 1941-1945

The War Against the Jews

The Home Front: The Other Wars

Conclusion: The New Europe, The New West

28. Redefining the West After World War II

A Dubious Peace, 1945-1949

The West and the World: Decolonization and the Cold War

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s

The West: Consensus, Consumption, and Culture

Conclusion: New Definitions, New Divisions

29. The West in the Contemporary Era: New Encounters and Transformations

Economic Stagnation and Political Change: The 1970s and 1980s

Revolution in the East

Rethinking the West

Conclusion: Where Is the West Now?


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