Making of the West, Volume II: Since 1500: Peoples and Cultures, Volume 2

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Macmillan, Jan 4, 2012 - History - 672 pages
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships.

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CHAPTER 14 Global Encounters and the Shock of the Reformation 14921560
CHAPTER 15 Wars of Religion and the Clash of Worldviews 15601648
CHAPTER 16 Absolutism Constitutionalism and the Search for Order 16401700
CHAPTER 17 The Atlantic System and Its Consequences 17001750
CHAPTER 18 The Promise of Enlightenment 17501789
CHAPTER 19 The Cataclysm of Revolution 17891799
CHAPTER 20 Napoleon and the Revolutionary Legacy 18001830
CHAPTER 23 Empire Industry and Everyday Life 18701890
CHAPTER 24 Modernity and the Road to War 18901914
CHAPTER 25 World War I and Its Aftermath 19141929
CHAPTER 26 The Great Depression and World War II 19291945
CHAPTER 27 The Cold War and the Remaking of Europe 19451960s
CHAPTER 28 Postin dustrial Society and the End of the Cold War Order 1960s1989
CHAPTER 29 A New Globalism 1989 to the Present
The Making of the West Continues in the Digital Age

CHAPTER 21 Industrialization and Social Ferment 18301850
CHAPTER 22 Politics and Culture of the NationState 18501870

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LYNN HUNT (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author or editor of several books, including most recently The First Global Vision of Religion, The Book that Changed Europe, Measuring Time, Making History, and Inventing Human Rights. THOMAS R. MARTIN (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Jeremiah O'Connor Professor in Classics at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of Ancient Greece, Sovereignty and Coinage in Classical Greece and is one of the originators of Perseus: Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece ( He is currently conducting research on the career of Pericles as a political leader in classical Athens as well as on the text of Josephus' Jewish War. BARBARA H. ROSENWEIN (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is professor of history at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author or editor of several books including A Short History of the Middle Ages and Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages. She is currently working on a general history of the emotions in the West. BONNIE G. SMITH (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is author or editor of several books including The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History; The Gender of History: Men, Women and Historical Practice; and Ladies of the Leisure Class. Currently she is studying the globalization of European culture and society since the seventeenth century.

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