Western Civilization: To 1715 / Edition 2

Western Civilization: To 1715 / Edition 2

by Jackson J. Spielvogel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314027963

ISBN-13: 9780314027962

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: West Group

There are many reasons why this is the number one selling Western Civilization text in the country. The clear, single-author narrative by Jackson Spielvogel presents history in an appealing and accessible manner. This text truly tells a story that students will understand. WESTERN CIVILIZATION strikes a true balance and provides a synthesis of political, economic,

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There are many reasons why this is the number one selling Western Civilization text in the country. The clear, single-author narrative by Jackson Spielvogel presents history in an appealing and accessible manner. This text truly tells a story that students will understand. WESTERN CIVILIZATION strikes a true balance and provides a synthesis of political, economic, social, religious, military, cultural, and intellectual history. This balance gives students a solid foundation for further study in history. Chapter 29, The Contemporary Western World Since 1970 is a particularly good illustration of the text's balance. The book's documents and maps are useful and superb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314027962
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1100

Table of Contents

Prefacex
Introduction to Students of Western Civilizationxv
Chapter 11The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century273
A Time of Troubles: Black Death and Social Crisis274
War and Political Instability280
The Decline of the Church289
The Cultural World of the Fourteenth Century293
Society in an Age of Adversity296
Conclusion300
Notes300
Suggestions for Further Reading301
Chapter 12Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissance302
Meaning and Characteristics of the Italian Renaissance303
The Making of Renaissance Society303
The Italian States in the Renaissance309
The Intellectual Renaissance in Italy315
The Artistic Renaissance319
The European State in the Renaissance327
The Church in the Renaissance331
Conclusion334
Notes334
Suggestions for Further Reading334
Chapter 13Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century336
Prelude to Reformation337
Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany340
Germany and the Reformation: Religion and Politics345
The Spread of the Protestant Reformation347
The Social Impact of the Protestant Reformation353
The Catholic Reformation356
Politics and the Wars of Religion in the Sixteenth Century359
Conclusion366
Notes366
Suggestions for Further Reading367
Chapter 14Europe and the World: New Encounters, 1500-1800368
On the Brink of a New World369
New Horizons: Portugese and Spanish Empires371
New Rivals on the World Stage380
Toward a World Economy391
The Impact of European Expansion393
Conclusion398
Notes398
Suggestions for Further Reading398
Chapter 15State Building and the Search for Order in the Seventeenth Century400
Social Crises, War, and Rebellions401
The Practice of Absolutism: Western Europe408
Absolutism in Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe416
Limited Monarchy and Republics424
The Flourishing of European Culture431
Conclusion436
Notes436
Suggestions for Further Reading436
Chapter 16Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: The Scientific Revolution and the Emergence of Modern Science438
Background to the Scientific Revolution439
Toward a New Heaven: A Revolution in Astronomy441
Advances in Medicine449
Women in the Origins of Modern Science451
Toward a New Earth: Descartes, Rationalism, and a New View of Humankind453
The Scientific Method454
Science and Religion in the Seventeenth Century456
The Spread of Scientific Knowledge458
Conclusion461
Notes461
Suggestions for Further Reading461
Chapter 17The Eighteenth Century: An Age of Enlightenment463
The Enlightenment464
Culture and Society in the Enlightenment476
Religion and the Churches484
Conclusion489
Notes489
Suggestions for Furtehr Reading489
Chapter 18The Eighteenth Century: European States, International Wars, and Social Change491
The European States492
Wars and Diplomacy503
Economic Expansion and Social Change507
The Social Order of the Eighteenth Century513
Conclusion520
Notes520
Suggestions for Further Reading520
Chapter 19A Revolution in Politics: The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon522
The Beginnings of the Revolutionary Era: The American Revolution523
Background to the French Revolution526
The French Revolution528
The Age of Napoleon544
Conclusion550
Notes551
Suggestions for Further Reading551
Glossary553
Pronunciation Guide561
Maps569
Chronologies570
Photo Credits571
Documents573
Index577

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