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Western Heritage Volume 2

ISBN-10: 0205705162
ISBN-13: 9780205705160
Edition: 10th 2010
List price: $130.60
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Description: Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural, and political history, the  More...

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List price: $130.60
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural, and political history, the presentation reflects a flexible chronological organization. The Tenth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of European imperialism prior to World War I, streamlined coverage of the period between the two World Wars, and a brand new featureCompare & Connectwhich presents students with two or more documents that reflect opposing viewpoints on a topic and engages them to become part of the historical discourse.

Mark Moyaris professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Marine Corps University and the author ofTriumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954–1965andPhoenix and the Birds of Prey: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism in Vietnam.

European State Consolidation in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Netherlands: Golden Age to Decline
Urban Prosperity
Economic Decline
Two Models of European Political Development
Constitutional Crisis and Settlement in Stuart England
James I
Charles I
The Long Parliament and Civil War
Oliver Cromwell and the Puritan Republic
Charles II and the Restoration of the Monarchy
The ldquo;Glorious Revolutionrdquo;
The Age of Walpole
Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France: The World of Louis XIV
Years of Personal Rule
Versailles King by Divine Right Louisrsquo;s
Early Wars
Louisrsquo;s Repressive Religious Policies
Louisrsquo;s Later Wars
Franceafter Louis XIV
Central and Eastern Europe
Poland: Absence of Strong Central Authority
The Habsburg Empire _and the Pragmatic Sanction
Prussiaand the Hohenzollerns RussiaEnters the European Political Arena
The Romanor Dynasty
Peter the Great
The Ottoman Empire
Religious Toleration and Ottoman Government
The End of Ottoman Expansion
In Perspective
New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
The Scientific Revolution
Nicolaus Copernicus Rejects an Earth-Centered Universe
Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler Make New Scientific Discoveries
Galileo Galilei Argues for a Universe of Mathematical Laws
Isaac Newton Discovers _the Laws of Gravitation
Philosophy Responds to Changing Science Nature as Mechanism
Francis Bacon: The Empirical Method Reneacute;
Descartes: The Method of Rational Deduction
Thomas Hobbes: Apologist for Absolute Government
John Locke: Defender of Moderate Liberty and Toleration
The New Institutions of Expanding Natural Knowledge
Women in the World of the Scientific Revolution
The New Science and Religious Faith
The Case of Galileo Blaise
Pascal: Reason and Faith
The English Approach to Science and Religion
Continuing Superstition
Witch-Hunts and Panic
Who Were the Witches?
End of the Witch-Hunts
Baroque Art
In Perspective
Society and Economy Under the Old Regime in the Eig

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