The Western Heritage

The Western Heritage : Volume C, Since 1789

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A core text for introductory-level survey courses in Western Civilization and European History and Civilization.

Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative, time-honored text presents a strong, clear narrative account of the central developments in Western history with a focus on several key themes-the development of political freedom and constitutional government; the shifting relations among religion, society, and the state; the development of science and technology and their impact on thought and social institutions; and the major religious and intellectual currents that have shaped Western culture.
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  • Paperback | 578 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 013027285X
  • 9780130272850

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Review Questions and Suggested Readings.)

19. The French Revolution.

The Crisis of the French Monarchy. The Revolution of 1789. The Reconstruction of France. A Second Revolution. Europe at War with the Revolution. The Reign of Terror. The Thermidorian Reaction. Establishment of the Directory. Removal of the Sans-culottes from Political Life.

20. The Age of Napoleon and the Triumph of Romanticism.

The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Consulate in France (1799-1804). Napoleon's Empire (1804-1814). European Response to the Empire. The Congress of Vienna and the European Settlement. The Romantic Movement. Romantic Questioning of the Supremacy of Reason. Romantic Literature. Religion in the Romantic Period. Romantic Views of Nationalism and History.

21. The Conservative Order and the Challenges of Reform (1815-1832).

The Challenges of Nationalism and Liberalism. Conservative Governments: The Domestic Political Order. The Conservative International Order. The Conservative Order Shaken in Europe.

22. Economic Advance and Social Unrest (1830-1850).

Toward an Industrial Society. The Labor Force. Family Structures and the Industrial Revolution. Women in the Early Industrial Revolution. Problems of Crime and Order. Classical Economics. Early Socialism. 1848: Year of Revolutions.

23. The Age of Nation-States.

The Crimean War (1853-1856). Italian Unification. German Unification. France: From Liberal Empire to the Third Republic. The Habsburg Empire. Russia: Emancipation and Revolutionary Stirrings. Great Britain: Toward Democracy.

24. The Building of European Supremacy: Society and Politics to World War I.

Population Trends and Migration. The Second Industrial Revolution. The Middle Classes in Ascendancy. Late-Nineteenth-Century Urban Life. Varieties of Late-Nineteenth-Century Women's Experiences. Jewish Emancipation. Labor, Socialism, and Politics to World War I.

25. The Birth of Modern European Thought.

The New Reading Public. Science at Midcentury. Christianity and the Church under Siege. Toward a Twentieth-Century Frame of Mind. Women and Modern Thought.

26. Imperialism, Alliances, and War.

Expansion of European Power and the New Imperialism. Emergence of the German Empire and the Alliance Systems (1873-1890). World War I. The Russian Revolution. The End of World War I. The Settlement at Paris.

27. Political Experiments of the 1920s.

Political and Economic Factors after the Paris Settlement. The Soviet Experiment Begins. The Fascist Experiment in Italy. Joyless Victors. Trials of the Successor States in Eastern Europe. The Weimar Republic in Germany.

28. Europe and the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Toward the Great Depression. Confronting the Great Depression in the Democracies. Germany: The Nazi Seizure of Power. Italy: Fascist Economics. The Soviet Union: Central Economic Planning and Party Purges.

29. World War II.

Again the Road to War (1933-1939). World War II (1939-1945). The Domestic Fronts. Preparations for Peace.

30. Faces of the Twentieth-Century: European Social Experiences.

State Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe. Women in Early Twentieth Century Authoritarian Regimes. The Social Experience of Stalinism. The Destruction of the Polish Jewish Community. The Twentieth-Century Movement of Peoples. The Welfare State. New Patterns in the Work and Expectations of Women. Transformations in Knowledge and Culture. The Christian Heritage. Late Twentieth-Century Technology: The Arrival of the Computer.

31. The Cold War Era and the Emergence of the New Europe.

The Emergence of the Cold War. The Khrushchev Era in the Soviet Union. The Three Crises of 1956. Later Cold War Confrontations. The European Retreat from Empire. France, The United States, and Vietnam. Western European Political Developments during the Cold War. Toward Western European Unification. The Brezhnev Era in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The Collapse of European Communism.
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About Steven Ozment

DONALD KAGAN is Hillhouse Professor of History and Classics at Yale University, where he has taught since 1969. He received the A.B. degree in history from Brooklyn College, the M.A. in classics from Brown University, and the Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University. During 1958-1959 he studied at the American School of Classical Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. He has received three awards for undergraduate teaching at Cornell and Yale. He is the author of a history of Greek political thought, The Great Dialogue (1965); a four-volume history of the Peloponnesian war, The Origins of the Peloponnesian War (969); The Archidamian War (1974); The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981); The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987); and a biography of Pericles, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (1991); and On the Origins of War (1995). He is co-author, with Frederick W. Kagan of While America Sleeps (2000). With Brian Tierney and L. Pearce Williams, he is the editor of Great Issues in Western Civilization, a collection of readings.

STEVEN OZMENT is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University. He has taught Western Civilization at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. He is the author of ten books. The Age of Reform, 1250-1550 (1980) won the Schaff Prize and was nominated for the 1981 American Book Award. Magdalena and Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in Sixteenth Century Europe (1986), Three Behaim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany (1990), Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution (1992), and The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth Century German Town (1996) were selections of the History Book Club, as is his mot recent book, Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany (1999).

FRANK M. TURNER is John Hay Whitney Professor History at Yale University, where he served as University Provost from 1988 to 1992. He received his B.A. degree at the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from Yale. He has received the Yale College Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. He has directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. His scholarly research has received the support of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is the author of Between Science and Religion: The Reaction to Scientific naturalism in Late Victorian England (1974), The Greek Heritage in Victorian Britain (1981), which received the British Council Prize of the Conference on British Studies and the Yale Press Governors Award, and Contesting Cultural Authority: Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life (1993). He has also contributed numerous articles to journals and has served on the editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Modern History, Isis, and Victorian Studies. He edited The Idea of a University, by John Henry Newman (1996). Since 1996 he has served as a Trustee of Connecticut College.
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