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West Encounters and Transformations

ISBN-10: 0132132869
ISBN-13: 9780132132862
Edition: 3rd 2011
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List price: $86.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Brian Levack received his Ph.D. from Yale and is thenbsp;John Green Regents Professor in History at University of Texas at Austin. The winner of several teaching awards, Levack teaches a wide variety of courses on British and European history, legal history, and the history of witchcraft.nbsp; His books includeThe Civil Lawyers in England, 1603-1641: A Political Study(1973),The Formation of the British State: England, Scotland and the Union, 1603-1707(1987),The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe(3rd edition, 2006), andWitch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics, and Religion(2008). nbsp; Edward Muir received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, where he specialized in the Italian Renaissance and did archival research in Venice and Florence, Italy. He is now the Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University and former chair of the history department. At Northwestern he has won several teaching awards. His books includeCivic Ritual in Renaissance Venice(1981),Mad Blood Stirring: Vendetta in Renaissance Italy(1993 and 1998),Ritual in Early Modern Europe(1997 and 2005), andThe Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance: Skeptics, Libertines, and Opera(2007). nbsp; Meredith Veldmannbsp;received a Ph.D. in modern European history, with a concentration in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, from Northwestern University. As an Associate Professor of history and award-winning instructor at Louisiana State University,nbsp;she teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history and twentieth-century Europe, as well as the second half of ldquo;Western Civ.rdquo; Veldman is also the author ofFantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain: Romantic Protest, 1945ndash;1980(1994).

"What Is the West?"
The Shifting Borders of the West
Changing Identities within the West
Western Values
Asking the Right Questions
The Age of Confessional Division
The Peoples of Early Modern Europe
Disciplining the People
Hunting Witches
The Confessional States
States and Confessions in Eastern Europe
Conclusion: the Divisions of the West
Absolutism and State-Building in Europe, 1618-1715
The Nature of Absolutism
The Absolutist State in France and Spain
Absolutism and State-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
Resistance to Absolutism in England and the Dutch Republic
Conclusion: the Western State in the Age of Absolutism
The Scientific Revolution
The Discoveries and Achievements of the Scientific Revolution
The Search for Scientific Knowledge
The Causes of the Scientific Revolution
The Intellectual Consequences of the Scientific Revolution
Humans and the Natural World
Conclusion: Science and Western Culture
The West and the World: Empire, Trade, and War, 1650-1815
European Empires in the Americas and Asia
Warfare in Europe, North America, and Asia
The Atlantic World
Encounters between Europeans and Asians
The Crisis of Empire and the Atlantic Revolutions
Conclusion: the Rise and Reshaping of the West
Eighteenth-Century Society and Culture
The Aristocracy
Challenges to Aristocratic Dominance
The Enlightenment
The Impact of the Enlightenment
Conclusion: the Enlightenment and Western Identity
The Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815
The First French Revolution, 1789-1791
The French Republic, 1792-1799
Cultural Change in France During the Revolution
The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815
The Legacy of the French Revolution
Conclusion: the French Revolution and Western Civilization
The Industrial Revolution
The Nature of the Industrial Revolution
Conditions Favoring Industrial Growth
The Spread of Industrialization
The Effects of Industrialization
Industry, Trade, and Empire
Conclusion: Industrialization and the West
Ideological Conflicts and National Unification, 1815-1871
New Ideologies in the Early Nineteenth Century
Ideological Encounters in Europe, 1815-1848
National Unification in Europe and America, 1848-1871
International Conflict and Domestic Politics, 1853-1871
Conclusion: the Ideological Transformation in the West
The Coming of Mass Politics: Industrialization, Emancipation, and Instability, 1870-1914
Economic Transformation
Defining the Political Nation
Broadening the Political Nation
Outside the Political Nation? the Experience of Women
Conclusion: the West in an Age of Mass Politics
The West and the World: Cultural Crisis and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914
Scientific Transformations
Cultural Crisis: the Fin de Siecle and the Birth of Modernism
The New Imperialism
Conclusion: Reshaping the West: Expansion and Fragmentation
The First World War
The Origins of the First World War
The Experience of Total War
The Home Fronts
War and Revolution
Conclusion: the War and the West
Reconstruction, Reaction, and Continuing Revolution���The 1920s and 1930s
Cultural Despair and Desire
Out of the Trenches: Reconstructing Nationalism and Gender Politics in the 1920s
The Rise of the Radical Right
The Polarization of Politics in the 1930s
The West and the World: Imperialism in the Interwar Era
Conclusion: the Kingdom of Corpses
World War II
The Coming of War
Europe at War, 1939-1941
The World at War, 1941-1945
From Allied Defeat to Allied Victory
The War Against the Jews
The Home Front: the Other Wars
Conclusion: the New West: After Auschwitz and the Atom Bomb
Redefining the West After World War II
A Dubious Peace, 1945-1949
The West and the World: Decolonization and the Cold War
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s
The West: Consensus, Consumption, and Culture
Conclusion: New Definitions, New Divisions
The West in the Contemporary Era: New Encounters and Transformations
Economic Stagnation and Political Change: the 1970s and 1980s
Revolution in the East
In the Wake of Revolution
Rethinking the West
Conclusion: Where Is the West Now?
Glossary
Index

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