|About the book|
Conceived and written as a history of the modern world rather than a truncated Western Civilization book, this text is one of the most highly praised history texts ever published. It has been adopted at more than 1000 schools and has been translated into six languages. Lloyd Kramer joins the author team for this ninth edition that includes two new color inserts highlighting fine art, additional pedagogy to guide students through challenging material, and full, up-to-date inclusion of current events. Now packaged with PowerWeb, a dynamic course-specific rather than book-specific supplement that engages your students in three levels of resource materials and provides a true avenue to extending learning about a subject, A History of the Modern World is a necessity in any world history course.
|Table of contents|
PREFACE GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY 1. THE RISE OF EUROPE 1. Ancient Times: Greece, Rome, and Christianity 2. The Early Middle Ages: The Formation of Europe 3. The High Middle Ages: Secular Civilization 4. The High Middle Ages: The Church 2. THE UPHEAVAL IN CHRISTENDOM, 1300-1560 5. Disasters of the Fourteenth Century 6. The Renaissance in Italy 7. The Renaissance outside Italy 8. The New Monarchies 9. The Protestant Reformation 10. Catholicism Reformed and Reorganized 3. ECONOMIC RENEWAL AND WARS OF RELIGION, 1560-1648 11. The Opening of the Atlantic 12. The Commercial Revolution 13. Changing Social Structures 14. The Crusade of Catholic Spain: The Dutch and English 15. The Disintegration and Reconstruction of France 16. The Thirty Years? War, 1618-1648: The Disintegration of Germany 4. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WEST-EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP 17. The Grand Monarque and the Balance of Power 18. The Dutch Republic 19. Britain: The Puritan Revolution 20. Britain: The Triumph of Parliament 21. The France of Louis XIV, 1643-1715: The Triumph of Absolutism 22. The Wars of Louis XIV: The Peace of Utrecht 5. THE TRANSFORMATION OF EASTERN EUROPE, 1648-1740 23. Three Aging Empires 24. The Formation of an Austrian Monarchy 25. The Formation of Prussia 26. The ?Westernizing? of Russia 27. The Partitions of Poland 6. THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND EMPIRE 28. Elite and Popular Cultures 29. The Global Economy of the Eighteenth Century 30. Western Europe after the Peace of Utrecht, 1713-1740 31. The Great War of the Mid-Eighteenth Century: The Peace of Paris, 1763 7. THE SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE WORLD 32. Prophets of a Scientific Civilization: Bacon and Descartes 33. The Road to Newton: The Law of Universal Gravitation 34. New Knowledge of Human Beings and Society 35. Political Theory: The School of Natural Law 8. THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 36. The Philosophes- And Others 37. Enlightened Despotism: France, Austria, Prussia 38. Enlightened Despotism: Russia 39. New Stirrings: The British Reform Movement 40. The American Revolution 9. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 41. Backgrounds 42. The Revolution and the Reorganization of France 43. The Revolution and Europe: The War and the ?Second? Revolution, 1792 44. The Emergency Republic, 1792-1795: The Terror 45. The Constitutional Republic: The Directory, 1795-1799 46. The Authoritarian Republic: The Consulate, 1799-1804 10. NAPOLEONIC EUROPE 47. The Formation of the French Imperial System 48. The Grand Empire: Spread of the Revolution 49. The Continental System: Britain and Europe 50. The National Movements: Germany 51. The Overthrow of Napoleon: The Congress of Vienna Appendix: Rulers and Regimes