This is Volume B of THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Second Edition. True to its title, THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE focuses on the Western experience, while also placing that experience in the wider context of developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific. Accessible and clearly written, Cannistraro and Reich's text illustrates the causal connections across cultures and historical periods, conveying the record of human struggle and achievement, of conflict and community, of cultural diversity, of economic and technological developments, and of social change. The text's unique cultural perspective and theme and its unusually rich coverage of cultural history offer vivid images that communicate the full range of human experience. The "Perspectives" theme, which appears in every part and topic opener and in features, gives the book its unifying motif. Meanwhile, the book's flexible, modular structure ensures that you can easily adapt the text to your syllabus.
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Table of Contents
Part III: MEDIEVAL EUROPE. 20. Politics After Rome: The Germanic Kingdoms. 21. Early Medieval Christianity. 22. Byzantium: The Eastern Empire. 23. Europe and Islam. 24. The First Europe: The West in the Age of Charlemagne. 25. The Social Order of Medieval Europe. 26. The Feudal Monarchies. 27. The Militant Church: Reform and the Papacy. 28. Scholars, Troubadours, and Builders. 29. Monarchy and Its Limits: Government in the High Middle Ages. 30. Art and Ideas in the Gothic Age. 31. The Fourteenth Century: Stress and Change in European Society. 32. The Late Middle Ages. Part IV: THE RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION. 33. The Age of the New Monarchs. 34. Power and Culture in Renaissance Italy. 35. The Visual Arts of the Italian Renaissance. 36. Arts and Letters in Renaissance Europe. 37. Upheaval and Transformation in Eastern Europe. 38. The Era of Reconnaissance. 39. The Reformation. 40. The Social Worlds of the Renaissance and Reformation. Part V: THE EARLY MODERN WORLD. 41. Catholic Reform and the Counter-Reformation. 42. Catholic Spain and the Struggle for Supremacy. 43. Crown and Parliament in Tudor-Stuart England. 44. Religious War and the Ascendancy of the French Monarchy. 45. Patterns of Life in a Time of Upheaval. 46. The European Economy and Overseas Empire. 47. The Baroque Era. Part VI: THE OLD REGIME. 48. The Scientific Revolution and Western Thought. 49. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean. 50. Absolute Monarchy: Louis XIV and the Divine Right of Kings. 51. England and the Rise of Constitutional Monarchy. 52. Central Europe and the Shifting Balance of Power. 53. The Baltic and Eastern Europe in Transition. 54. The Culture of the Old Regime. 55. Europe and the World Economy. 56. The Global Conflict: Wars for Empire. 57. European Society in the Eighteenth Century. 58. The Age of Reason. Part VII: THE MODERN AGE. 59. The Politics of Enlightenment: Europe and America. 60. The Industrial Revolution. 61. Revolution in France: Liberty, Terror, Reaction. 62. Europe in the Napoleonic Era. 63. Restoration and Resistance in the Age of Metternich. 64. The New Social Order: Workers, Women, and the Middle Class. 65. The Romantic Vision: Art and Culture in a Revolutionary World. 66. Thought and Action: The Revolutions of 1848. 67. The Liberal State: Domestic Politics in Britain and France. 68. Austria and Russia: Conservatism Entrenched. 69. Diplomacy and War: The Age of Nation Building. 70. Technology and the European Economy. 71. Middle-Class Values and Working-Class Realities. 72. Arts, Ideas, and Social Consciousness. 73. Politics and National Development in Europe, 1870?1914. 74. The Crisis of Empire in Eastern Europe. 75. Europe, the United States, and the World Economy. 76. The Drive for Empire: European Imperialism in Asia and Africa. 77. The Social Order Challenged. 78. Society in Transition: The Modernization of Europe. 79. Art and Science: The Modernist Revolution. Glossary. Index.