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History of the Modern World

ISBN-10: 0073106925
ISBN-13: 9780073106922
Edition: 10th 2007
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Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1259
Weight: 5.236
Language: English

The tenth edition of A History of the Modern World remains one of the most highly praised history texts ever published. The new edition reflects the authors' continuing search for historical perspectives on complex events of our age, guided by the assumption that the events, cultures, and conflicts of the contemporary world are always rooted in long-evolving processes of historical change. Book jacket.

List of Illustrations
List of Chronologies, Maps, Charts, and Tables
Preface
Geography and History
The Rise of Europe
Ancient Times: Greece, Rome, and Christianity
The Early Middle Ages: The Formation of Europe
The High Middle Ages: Secular Civilization
The High Middle Ages: The Church
The Upheaval in Western Christendom, 1300-1560
Disasters of the Fourteenth Century
The Renaissance in Italy
The Renaissance outside Italy
The New Monarchies
The Protestant Reformation
Catholicism Reformed and Reorganized
Economic Renewal and Wars of Religion, 1560-1648
The Opening of the Atlantic
The Commercial Revolution
Changing Social Structures
The Wars of Catholic Spain: The Netherlands and England
The Disintegration and Reconstruction of France
The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648: The Disintegration of Germany
The Growing Power of Western Europe, 1640-1715
The Grand Monarque and the Balance of Power
The Dutch Republic
Britain: The Civil War
Britain: The Triumph of Parliament
The France of Louis XIV, 1643-1715: The Triumph of Absolutism
The Wars of Louis XIV: The Peace of Utrecht, 1713
The Transformation of Eastern Europe, 1648-1740
Three Aging Empires
The Formation of an Austrian Monarchy
The Formation of Prussia
The "Westernizing" of Russia
The Scientific View of the World
Prophets of a Scientific Civilization: Bacon and Descartes
The Road to Newton: The Law of Universal Gravitation
New Knowledge of Human Beings and Society
Political Theory: The School of Natural Law
The Struggle for Wealth and Empire
Elite and Popular Cultures
The Global Economy of the Eighteenth Century
Western Europe after the Peace of Utrecht, 1713-1740
The Great War of the Mid-Eighteenth Century: The Peace of Paris, 1763
The Age of Enlightenment
The Philosophes-and Others
Enlightened Despotism: France, Austria, Prussia
Enlightened Despotism: Russia
The Partitions of Poland
New Stirrings: The British Reform Movement
The American Revolution
The French Revolution
Backgrounds
The Revolution and the Reorganization of France
The Revolution and Europe: The War and the "Second" Revolution, 1792
The Emergency Republic, 1792-1795: The Terror
The Constitutional Republic: The Directory, 1795-1799
The Authoritarian Republic: The Consulate, 1799-1804
Napoleonic Europe
The Formation of the French Imperial System
The Grand Empire: Spread of the Revolution
The Continental System: Britain and Europe
The National Movements: Germany
The Overthrow of Napoleon: The Congress of Vienna
Industries, Ideas, and the Struggle for Reform, 1815-1848
The Industrial Revolution in Britain
The Advent of the "Isms"
The Dike and the Flood: Domestic
The Dike and the Flood: International
The Breakthrough of Liberalism in the West: Revolutions of 1830-1832
Triumph of the West European Bourgeoisie
Revolutions and the Reimposition of Order, 1848-1870
Paris: The Specter of Social Revolution in the West
Vienna: The Nationalist Revolutions in Central Europe and Italy
Frankfurt and Berlin: The Question of a Liberal Germany
The New European "Isms": Realism, Positivism, Marxism
Bonapartism: The Second French Empire, 1852-1870
The Global Consolidation of Large Nation-States, 1859-1871
Backgrounds: The Idea of the Nation-State
Cavour and the Italian War of 1859: The Unification of Italy
The Founding of a German Empire and the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary
Liberalization in Tsarist Russia: Alexander II
The United States: The American Civil War
The Dominion of Canada, 1867
Japan and the West
European Civilization, 1871-1914: Economy and Politics
The Modern "Civilized World"
Basic Demography: The Increase of the Europeans
The World Economy of the Nineteenth Century
The Advance of Democracy: Third French Republic, United Kingdom, German Empire
European Civilization, 1871-1914: Society and Culture
The Advance of Democracy: Socialism, Labor Unions, and Feminism
Science, Philosophy, the Arts, and Religion
The Waning of Classical Liberalism
Europe's World Supermacy, 1871-1914
Imperialism: Its Nature and Causes
The Americas
The Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire
The Partition of Africa
Imperialism in Asia: The Dutch, the British, and the Russians
Imperialism in Asia: China and the West
The Russo-Japanese War and Its Consequences
The First World War
The International Anarchy
The Armed Stalemate
The Collapse of Russia and the Intervention of the United States
The Collapse of the Austrian and German Empires
The Economic, Social, and Cultural Impact of the War
The Peace of Paris, 1919
The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union
Backgrounds
The Revolution of 1905
The Revolution of 1917
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Stalin: The Five-Year Plans and the Purges
The International Impact of Communism, 1919-1939
Democracy, Anti-Imperialism, and the Economic Crisis After the First World War
The Advance of Democracy after 1919
The German Republic and the Spirit of Locarno
Anti-Imperialist Movements in Asia
The Great Depression: Collapse of the World Economy
Democracy and Dictatorship in the 1930S
The United States: Depression and New Deal
Trials and Adjustments of Democracy in Britain and France
Italian Fascism
Totalitarianism: Germany's Third Reich
The Second World War
The Weakness of the Democracies: Again to War
The Years of Axis Triumph
The Western-Soviet Victory
The Foundations of the Peace
The Cold War and Reconstruction After the Second World War
The Cold War: The Opening Decade, 1945-1955
Western Europe: Economic Reconstruction
Western Europe: Political Reconstruction
Reshaping the Global Economy
The Communist World: The U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe
The Communist World: Mao Zedong and the People's Republic of China
Postcolonial Nations in Asia and Latin America
The Emergence of Independent Nations in South Asia
The Emergence of Independent Nations in Southeast Asia
Changing Latin America
Empires into Nations: Africa and the Middle East After the Second World War
The African Revolution
Ferment in the Middle East
Revolution and War in the Persian Gulf
The Developing World
Coexistence, Confrontation, and the New Global Economy
Confrontation and Detente, 1955-1975
Collapse and Recovery of the Global Economy: The 1970s and 1980s
The Cold War Rekindled
China after Mao
The International Revolt Against Soviet Communism
The Crisis in the Soviet Union
The Collapse of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe
The Collapse of the Soviet Union
After Communism
The Changing Modern World
Western Europe after the Cold War
Nation-States and Economies in the Age of Globalization
Intellectual and Social Transitions in Modern Cultures
International Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
Social Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
Rulers and Regimes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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