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History of Western Society since 1300

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ISBN-10: 0312683219

ISBN-13: 9780312683214

Edition: 9th 2008

Authors: John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

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"A History of Western Society" examines Western Civilization through the vibrant stories of historical figures and ordinary people. It is the leading choice for AP* European History because it fits the College Board's course description by providing equal coverage of events before and after the American and French revolutions. The authors present a balanced and integrated approach to the issues of politics, society, culture, and philosophy while their engaging prose easily holds the attention of the reader. The Ninth Edition of this popular text includes two new coauthors - Clare Crowston and Merry Wiesner-Hanks - who are both gender scholars and who have helped to thoroughly update, revise…    
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Book details

List price: $164.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

Clare Haru Crowston is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Chair, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979. She has published WORKING WOMEN IN RENAISSANCE GERMANY (Rutgers, 1986) as well as numerous articles on women and the Reformation and urban social history. She is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008), DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL PAST (2003), DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT PAST (2005), DISCOVERING THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD (2005), and BECOMING VISIBLE: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (1998). She is also the General Editor of the PROBLEMS IN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION series.

The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages, 1300-1450
Prelude to Disaster
The Black Death
Mapping the Past: MapP 12.1 The Course of the Black Death in Fourteenth-Century Europe
The Hundred Years' War
Challenges to the Church
Individuals in Society: Jan Hus
Economic and Social Change
Listening to the Past: Christine de Pizan
European Society in the Age of the Renaissance, 1350-1550
Economic and Political Developments
Intellectual Change
Mapping the Past: Map 13.2 The Growth of Printing in Europe
Art and the Artist
Individuals in Society: Leonardo da Vinci
Social Hierarchies
Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521)
Listening to the Past: An Age of Gold
Reformations and Religious Wars, 1500-1600
The Early Reformation
Images in Society: Art in the Reformation
The Reformation and German Politics
The Spread of the Protestant Reformation
The Catholic Reformation
Mapping the Past: Map 14.2 Religious Divisions in Europe
Individuals in Society: Teresa of �vila
Religious Violence
Listening to the Past: Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty
European Exploration and Conquest, 1450-1650
World Contacts Before Columbus
The European Voyages of Discovery
Mapping the Past: Map 15.2 Overseas Exploration and Conquest, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Europe and the World After Columbus
Individuals in Society: Juan de Pareja
Changing Attitudes and Beliefs
Listening to the Past: Columbus Describes His First Voyage
Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe, ca 1589-1715
Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding
Absolutism in France and Spain
Mapping the Past: Map 16.2 Europe in 1715
The Culture of Absolutism
Individuals in Society: Glückel of Hameln