West Encounters and Transformations since 1550

ISBN-10: 0321276310

ISBN-13: 9780321276315

Edition: 2007

Authors: Edward Muir, Michael Maas, Meredith Veldman, Brian P. Levack

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The West: Encounters & Transformations Concise Edition examines the changing definition and identity of the West throughout history, emphasizing the encounters between different cultures, beliefs, ideas and peoples that shaped Western civilization, both outside the West and within it.
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List price: $110.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
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).

The Age of Confessional Division, 1550-1618?
The Peoples of Early Modern Europe?
The Population Recovery
The Regulated Cities
The Price Revolution?
Disciplining the People?
Establishing Confessional Identities
Policing the Family
Suppressing Popular Culture
Hunting Witches?
The Confessional States?
The French Wars of Religion?
The Origins of the Religious Wars
Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day?
Philip II, The King of Paper
The Dutch Revolt
Literature in the Age of Confessional Division?
States and Confessions in Eastern Europe ?
The Dream World of Emperor Rudolf
The Renaissance of Poland-Lithuania
The Troubled Legacy of Ivan the Terrible?
Conclusion: The Divisions of the West
Justice in History: The Auto-da-F&e: The Power of Penance
Absolutism and State Building in Europe, 1618-1715?
The Nature of Absolutism?
The Theory of Absolutism
The Practice of Absolutism
Warfare and the Absolutist State?
The Absolutist State in France and Spain?
The Foundations of French Absolutism
Absolutism in the Reign of Louis XIV
Louis XIV and the Culture of Absolutism
The Wars of Louis XIV, 1667-1714
Absolutism and State Building in Spain?
Absolutism and State Building in Central and Eastern Europe?
Germany and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
The Growth of the Prussian State
The Austrian Habsburg Monarchy
The Ottoman Empire: Between East and West
Russia and the West?
Resistance to Absolutism in England and the Dutch Republic?
The English Monarchy
The English Civil Wars and Revolution
Later Stuart Absolutism and the Glorious Revolution
The Dutch Republic?
Conclusion: The Western State in the Age of Absolutism
Justice in History: The Trial of
The Scientific Revolution?
The Discoveries and Achievements of the Scientific Revolution?
Astronomy: A New Model of the Universe
Physics: The Laws of Motion and Gravitation
Chemistry: Discovering the Elements of Nature
Biology: The Circulation of the Blood?
The Search for Scientific Knowledge?
Observation and Experimentation
Deductive Reasoning
Mathematics and Nature
The Mechanical Philosophy?
The Causes of the Scientific Revolution?
Developments Within Science?
Renaissance Science
The Collapse of Paradigms?
Developments Outside Science?
The Printing Press?
Military and Economic Change?
The Intellectual Effects of the Scientific Revolution?
Skepticism and Independent Reasoning
Science and Religion
Magic, Demons, and Witchcraft?
Humans and the Natural World?
The Place of Human Beings in the Universe
The Control of Nature
Women, Men, and Nature?
Conclusion: Science and Western Culture
Justice in History: The Trial of Galileo
The West and the World: Empire, Trade, and War, 1650-1850?
European Empires in the Americas and Asia?
The Rise of the British Empire
The Scattered French Empire
The Commercial Dutch Empire
The Vast Spanish Empire
The Declining Portuguese Empire
The Russian Empire in the Pacific?
Warfare in Europe, North America, and Asia?
Mercantile Warfare
Anglo-French Military Rivalry?
The Wars of the Spanish and Austrian Successions, 1701-1748
The Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
The American and French Revolutio
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