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The Western Experience with CDROM
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"The Western Experience" offers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science--as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing skills, each chapter is constructed to serve as an example of a historical essay: A historical problem is presented, and arguments are developed using historical evidence. Available in a single volume as well as two-volume and three-volume formats, "The Western Experience" now devotes an entire chapter to empires in the nineteenth-century. Based on the work of Lisa Tiersten, Chapter 26 "Nineteenth-Century Empires" has impressive breath and depth of coverage both chronologically (nineteenth century, 1780-1914) and geographically. The chapter also includes exciting new illustrations and photographs and new primary source material.
About the Author
Lisa Tiersten is Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. at Yale University and has taught at Wellesley College and Barnard College. She has been the recipient of a Chateaubriand Fellowship, a French Historical Studies Society Fellowship, and a Getty Fellowship. She also received the Emily Gregory Teaching Award at Barnard College in 1996. Her publications include Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-siècle France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001). She is currently at work on a history of bankruptcy and the culture of credit in modern France, entitled Terms of Trade: The Capitalist Imagination in Modern France, and on an edited volume on the comparative history of childrens rights in twentieth-century Europe. Her research interests include modern France, gender, consumer culture, empire, and the comparative culture of capitalism.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1 The First Civilizations Chapter 2 The Forming of Greek Civilizations Chapter 3 Classical and Hellenistic Greece Chapter 4 The Roman Republic Chapter 5 The Empire and Christianity Chapter 6 The Making of Western Europe Chapter 7 The Empires of the Early Middle Ages (800-1000): Creation and Erosion Chapter 8 Restoration of an Ordered Society Chapter 9 The Flowering of Medieval Civilization Chapter 10 The Urban Economy and the Consolidation of States Chapter 11 Breakdown and Renewal in an Age of Plague Chapter 12 Tradition and Change in European Culture, 1300-1500 Chapter 13 Reformations in Religion Chapter 14 Economic Expansion and a New Politics Chapter 15 War and Crisis Chapter 16 Culture and Society in the Age of the Scientific Revolution Chapter 17 The Emergence of the European State System Chapter 18 The Wealth of Nations Chapter 19 The Age of Enlightenment Chapter 20 The French Revolution Chapter 21 The Age of Napoleon Chapter 22 Foundations of the Nineteenth Century: Politics and Social Change Chapter 23 Learning to Live With Change Chapter 24 National States and National Cultures Chapter 25 Progress and Its DiscontentsChapter 26 Nineteenth-Century EmpiresChapter 27 World War I and the War it Created Chapter 28 The Great Twentieth-Century Crisis Chapter 29 The Nightmare: World War II Chapter 30 The New Europe
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