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9780072878455

West in the World A Mid-Length Narrative History Renaissance to Present
West in the World A Mid-Length Narrative History Renaissance to Present
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072878455
  • ISBN: 0072878452
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CHAPTER 10 A NEW SPIRIT IN THE WEST: THE RENAISSANCE, ca. 1300-1640 ~ A New Spirit Emerges: Individualism, Realism, and Activism ~ The Politics of Individual Effort ~ Individualism as Self-Interest: Life During the Renaissance ~ An Age of Talent and Beauty: Renaissance Culture and Science ~ Renaissance of the New Monarchies of the North: 1453-1640 CHAPTER 11 "ALONE BEFORE GOD:" RELIGIOUS REFORM AND WARFARE 1500-1648 ~ The Clash of Dynasties--1515-1555 ~ A Tide of Religious Reform ~ The Catholic Reformation ~ Europe Erupts Again: A Century of Religious Warfare, 1559-1648 ~ Life After the Reformation CHAPTER 12 FAITH, FORTUNE, AND FAME: EUROPEAN EXPANSION, 1450-1700 ~ The World Imagined ~ The World Discovered ~ Confrontation of Cultures ~ The World Market and Commercial Revolution ~ The World Transformed CHAPTER 13 THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL AND SOVEREIGNTY, 1600-1715 ~ Stresses in Traditional Society ~ Royal Absolutism in France ~ The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe ~ The Triumph of Constitutionalism CHAPTER 14 A NEW WORLD OF REASON AND MOTION: THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT, 1600-1800 ~ Questioning Truth and Authority ~ Developing a Modern Scientific View ~ Supporting and Spreading Science ~ Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment ~ The Enlightenment in Full Stride CHAPTER 15 COMPETING FOR POWER AND WEALTH: THE OLD REGIME, 1715-1789 ~ Statebuilding and War ~ Changes in Country and City Life ~ The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and the New ~ Culture for the Lower Classes ~ Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution CHAPTER 16 OVERTURNING THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ORDER: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON, 1789-1815 ~ "A Great Ferment": Trouble Brewing in France ~ The Constitutional Monarchy: Establishing a New Order ~ Napoleon Bonaparte CHAPTER 17 FACTORIES, CITIES, AND FAMILIES IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, 1780-1850 ~ The Industrial Revolution Begins ~ New Markets, Machines, and Power ~ Industrialization Spreads to the Continent ~ Balancing the Benefits and Burdens of Industrialization ~ Life in the Growing Cities ~ Public Health and Medicine in the Industrial Age ~ Family Ideals and Realities CHAPTER 18 COPING WITH CHANGE: IDEOLOGY, POLITICS, AND REVOLUTION, 1815-1850 ~ The Congress of Vienna: A Gathering of Victors ~ Ideologies: How the World Should Be ~ Restoration and Repression ~ A Wave of Revolution and Reform ~ The Dam Burst: 1848 CHAPTER 19 NATIONALISM AND STATE BUILDING: UNIFYING NATIONS, 1850-1870 ~ Building Unified Nation-States ~ The Drive for Italian Unification ~ Germany "By Blood and Iron" ~ The Fight for National Unity in North America ~ Divided Authority in the Austrian and Ottoman Empires ~ Using Nationalism in France and Russia CHAPTER 20 MASS POLITICS AND IMPERIAL DOMINATION: DEMOCRACY AND THE NEW IMPERIALISM, 1870-1914 ~ Demands for Democracy ~ Insiders and Outsiders: Politics of the Extremes ~ Emigration: Overseas and Across Continents ~ The New Imperialism: The Race for Africa and Asia CHAPTER 21 MODERN LIFE AND THE CULTURE OF PROGRESS: WESTERN SOCIETY, 1850-1914 ~ The Second Industrial Revolution ~ City People ~ Sports and Leisure in the Cities ~ Private Life: Together and Alone at Home ~ Science in an Age of Optimism ~ Culture: Accepting the Modern World ~ From Optimism to Uncertainty CHAPTER 22 DESCENDING INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: WORLD WAR AND REVOLUTION, 1914-1920 ~ On the Path to Total War ~ The Front Lines ~ War on the Home Front ~ To the Bitter End ~ Assessing the Costs of the War ~ The Peace Settlement ~ Revolutions in Russia CHAPTER 23 DARKENING DECADES: DICTATORS, DEPRESSION, AND WORLD WAR II, 1920-1945 ~ Trying to Recover from the Great War, 1919-1919 ~ Turning Away From Democracy: Dictatorships and Fascism, 1919-1929 ~ Transforming the Soviet Union: 1920-1939 ~ The Great Depression: 1929-1939 ~ Nazism in Germany ~ The Road to War: 1931-1939 ~ World War II 1939-1945 CHAPTER 24 SUPERPOWER STRUGGLES AND GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS: 1945-1980s ~ From Peace to Cold War ~ East and West: Two Paths to Recovery in Europe ~ The Twilight of Colonialism ~ A Sense of Relativity in Thought and Culture ~ Protests, Problems, and New Politics: The 1960s to the 1980s ~ Post-Industrial Society ~ Breakthroughs in Science CHAPTER 25 INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ~ The Collapse of Communism ~ The World and the West from a Global PerspectiveSherman, Dennis is the author of 'West in the World A Mid-Length Narrative History Renaissance to Present', published 2003 under ISBN 9780072878455 and ISBN 0072878452.

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