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Lives and Legacies: Biographies in Western Civilization, Volume 2

Lives and Legacies: Biographies in Western Civilization, Volume 2


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Lives & Legacies provides students with a collection of biographies of Western Civilization's key figures. Each biography is presented in chronological order with a brief intro to aid students in placing these figures in historical context.

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ISBN-13: 9780205649143
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 12/10/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 15: Rulers and Revolutionaries

Louis XIV / Oliver Cromwell

Chapter 16: Enlightened Absolutism

Joseph II / Catherine II “The Great”

Chapter 17: The Scientific Revolution

Rene Descartes / Isaac Newton

Chapter 18: The Enlightenment

Voltaire / Mary Wollstonecraft

Chapter 19: Eighteenth-Century Revolutions

Thomas Jefferson / Charlotte Corday

Chapter 20: The Napoleonic Era

Napoleon Bonaparte / Simon Bolívar

Chapter 21: Ideology in a Revolutionary Age

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn / Edmund Burke

Chapter 22: The Age of Nationalism

Otto von Bismarck / Giuseppe Mazzini

Chapter 23: Late Nineteenth-Century Thought

Karl Marx / Friedrich Nietzsche

Chapter 24: The Modern Intellectual Universe

Sigmund Freud / Albert Einstein

Chapter 25: War and Revolution in the Twentieth Century

Vladimir Lenin / Woodrow Wilson

Chapter 26: National Revolutions in the 1920s

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk / Benito Mussolini

Chapter 27: Crisis and War

Adolf Hitler / Franklin Roosevelt

Chapter 28: The Postwar Mind

George Orwell / Simone de Beauvoir

Chapter 29: The End of the Cold War

Mikhail Gorbachev / Vaclav Havel

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