Western Perspective Since the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0534610676
ISBN-13: 9780534610678
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $231.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.762
Language: English

This is Volume II (since 1500) of THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, 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. THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE is also available in the following split options: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Complete Volume, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-VIII) ISBN: 053461065X; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume I: To 1715, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-VI) ISBN: 0534610668; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume II: Since 1500, Second Edition (Contains Parts IV-VIII) ISBN: 0534610676; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume A: To 1500, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-IV) ISBN: 0534610692; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume B: 1300-1815, Second Edition (Contains Parts III-VII) ISBN: 0534610706; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume C: 1789-Present, Second Edition (Contains Parts VI-VIII) ISBN: 0534610714; THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Alternative Volume: Since 1300, Second Edition (Parts III-VIII, Topics 20-95) ISBN: 0534610684.

A native of England, John J. Reich was trained as a classical archaeologist and did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Manchester. He is an authority on Minoan civilization, pre-Roman Italy, and music. Professor Reich is associated with the Syracuse University study program in Florence, Italy. Reich lectures frequently in Europe and the United States on history, art, and the humanities and is the author of many scholarly articles and several books, including ITALY BEFORE ROME (1979).

The Renaissance and Reformation
The Age of the New Monarchs
Power and Culture in Renaissance Italy
The Visual Arts of the Italian Renaissance
Arts and Letters in Renaissance Europe
Upheaval and Transformation in Eastern Europe
The Era of Reconnaissance
The Reformation
The Social Worlds of the Renaissance and Reformation
The Early Modern World
Catholic Reform and the Counter-Reformation
Catholic Spain and the Struggle for Supremacy
Crown and Parliament in Tudor-Stuart England
Religious War and the Ascendancy of the French Monarchy
Patterns of Life in a Time of Upheaval
The European Economy and Overseas Empire
The Baroque Era
The Old Regime
The Scientific Revolution and Western Thought
Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean
Absolute Monarchy: Louis XIV and the Divine Right of Kings
England and the Rise of Constitutional Monarchy
Central Europe and the Shifting Balance of Power
The Baltic and Eastern Europe in Transition
The Culture of the Old Regime
Europe and the World Economy
The Global Conflict: Wars for Empire
European Society in the Eighteenth Century
The Age of Reason
The Modern Age
The Politics of Enlightenment: Europe and America
The Industrial Revolution
Revolution in France: Liberty, Terror, Reaction
Europe in the Napoleonic Era
Restoration and Resistance in the Age of Metternich
The New Social Order: Workers, Women, and the Middle Class
The Romantic Vision: Art and Culture in a Revolutionary World
Thought and Action: the Revolutions of 1848
The Liberal State: Domestic Politics in Britain and France
Austria and Russia: Conservatism Entrenched
Diplomacy and War: the Age of Nation Building
Technology and the European Economy
Middle-Class Values and Working-Class Realities
Arts, Ideas, and Social Consciousness
Politics and National Development in Europe, 1870+1914
The Crisis of Empire in Eastern Europe
Europe, the United States, and the World Economy
The Drive for Empire: European Imperialism in Asia and Africa
The Social Order Challenged
Society in Transition: the Modernization of Europe
Art and Science: the Modernist Revolution
The Contemporary Era
The Great War
Radical Extremes: the Russian Revolution and the Rise of Fascism
The European Economy: Boom and Bust
Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin: the Totalitarian Nightmare
The Western Democracies and Eastern Europe
Social Values and the Lost Generation
Civilization and Its Discontents: Psychoanalysis and the Arts
The Road to War
The Second World War
The Age of Empire: Decolonization and the Third World
The Politics of Stability in Western Europe
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Mobility and Social Change: Toward the Consumer Society
Culture in the Age of Uncertainty
The Path Toward European Integration
Epilogue: Facing the Twenty-First Century
Glossary
Index

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