A History of Western Society, Volume B: From the Later Middle Ages to 1815, Volume 2

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Macmillan, Oct 13, 2010 - History - 400 pages
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Now from Bedford/St. Martin's, A History of Western Society is one of the most successful textbooks available because it captures students' interest in the everyday life of the past and ties social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture. The tenth edition has been thoroughly revised to strengthen the text's readability, heighten its attention to daily life, and incorporate the insights of new scholarship, including an enhanced treatment of European exploration and a thoroughly revised post-1945 section. With a dynamic new design, new special features, and a completely revised and robust companion reader, this major revision makes the past memorable and accessible for a new generation of students and instructors.
 

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Contents

Preface
xxiii
Versions and Supplements
xxvii
12 The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages 13001450
338
13 European Society in the Age of the Renaissance 13501550
372
14 Reformations and Religious Wars 15001600
406
15 European Explorationand Conquest 14501650
442
16 Absolutism and Constitutionalism ca 15891725
478
17 Toward a New Worldview 15401789
518
18 The Expansion of Europe 16501800
552
19 The Changing Life of the People 17001800
584
20 The Revolution in Politics 17751815
618
Glossary
655
Index
659
An Overview
676
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JOHN BUCKLER is Emeritus Professor of Greek History. Selected publications include The Theban Hegemony, 371-362 B.C. (1980), Philip II and the Sacred War (1989) and Aegean Greece in the Fourth Century B.C. (2003).

Clare Haru Crowston is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Joe Perry is associate professor of modern German and European history at Georgia State University.

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She began her scholarly career as a historian of early modern Europe, with a particular focus on women and gender, and remains a leader in that field, serving as the president of three scholarly societies and since 1996 as the Senior Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal. Since 2000 she has also moved into world and global history, and now serves as one of the editors of the Journal of Global History. She is the author or editor of twenty books and many articles that have appeared in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. These include Early Modern Europe 1450 1789, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice, 2nd edition (2010) and Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd edition (2010). Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim Foundations, among others.

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