The Western Experience, Volume 2, with Primary Source Investigator / Edition 9

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Overview

The Western Experience offers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. To demonstrate the connected nature of all histories, these various aspects of history are examined in an integrated way. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing skills, each chapter is constructed to serve as an example of a historical essay: A historical problem is presented and arguments are developed using historical evidence. The ninth edition features many improvements, including the work of Lisa Tiersten in her new chapter on Nineteenth Century Empires.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077236373
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/27/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Tiersten is Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. at Yale University and has taught at Wellesley College and Barnard College. She has been the recipient of a Chateaubriand Fellowship, a French Historical Studies Society Fellowship, and a Getty Fellowship. She also received the Emily Gregory Teaching Award at Barnard College in 1996. Her publications include Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-siècle France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001). She is currently at work on a history of bankruptcy and the culture of credit in modern France, entitled Terms of Trade: The Capitalist Imagination in Modern France, and on an edited volume on the comparative history of children’s rights in twentieth-century Europe. Her research interests include modern France, gender, consumer culture, empire, and the comparative culture of capitalism.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 15 War and Crisis
Chapter 16 Culture and Society in the Age of the Scientific Revolution
Chapter 17 The Emergence of the European State System
Chapter 18 The Wealth of Nations
Chapter 19 The Age of Enlightenment
Chapter 20 The French Revolution
Chapter 21 The Age of Napoleon
Chapter 22 Foundations of the Nineteenth Century: Politics and Social Change
Chapter 23 Learning to Live With Change
Chapter 24 National States and National Cultures
Chapter 25 Progress and Its Discontents
Chapter 26 Nineteenth-Century Empires
Chapter 27 World War I and the War it Created
Chapter 28 The Great Twentieth-Century Crisis
Chapter 29 The Nightmare: World War II
Chapter 30 The New Europe

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