Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization: A History of European Society, Compact Edition (Advantage Series)

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Completely revised with your students' success in mind, WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY COMPACT VERSION offers a concise overview of the social and political forces that have shaped the West. In this Compact Version, Hause and Maltby's comprehensive narrative presents a social history of Western civilization within the essential contexts of major military and political events. The text's strong reliance on primary sources -- excerpts of original documents that flesh out the concepts covered in the narrative. Four-color map inserts help bring regional events to life, while the intext art program includes photos and graphs that support and expand upon the topics presented in the text. The Compact Version is part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series which offers our Comprehensive text in a lower cost format. This black and white version of the text includes 4-8 pages of color map inserts to bring the regions to life. While the compact version includes fewer photos that the comprehensive version, it offers plenty of resources to make the course visual and exciting for students. In addition, students will have access to the Student website that offers quizzing, interactive maps, interactive timelines, simulations and links to readings to provide direct access to primary source materials. WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, Second Edition is available in the following volume splits: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, COMPACT 2/e, Volume 1 ISBN: 0-534-62165-1 WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, COMPACT 2/e, Volume II, ISBN: 0-534-59024-1

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Steven C. Hause is Senior Scholar in the Humanities and Co-Director of European Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He was formerly. Professor of History and Fellow in International Studies at the University of Missouri┐St. Louis, where he has won the Chancellor┐s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1996) and the Pierre Laclede Honors College Teacher of the Year Award (1989). He is the author and co-author of three previous books on the history of the women┐s rights movement in modern France, which have won four research prizes: WOMEN┐S SUFFRAGE AND SOCIAL POLITICS IN THE FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC, with Anne R. Kenney (Princeton University Press, 1984); HUBERTINE AUCLERT, THE FRENCH SUFFRAGETTE (Yale University Press, 1987); and FEMINISMS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE, with Jennifer Waelti-Walters (University of Nebraska Press, 1994). His essays have appeared in several journals, including AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW AND FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES.

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(Single volume contains Chapters 1?32, Volume I: To 1715 contains Chapters 1?16, Volume II: Since 1550 contains Chapters 15?32). 1. The Ancient Middle East: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Phoenicia, Israel. 2. Ancient Greece to the End of the Peloponnesian Wars. 3. Greek Culture and Its Hellenistic Diffusion. 4. The Rise of the Roman Republic. 5. Social, Political, and Economic Structures of Imperial Rome. 6. The Origins of Christianity and the Decline of the Roman Empire. 7. Rome's Successors: Byzantium, Islam, and the Germanic West. 8. The Beginnings of the Feudal Age. 9. Medieval Religion and Thought. 10. Economic Development and Urban Growth in the High Middle Ages. 11. Material and Social Life in the Middle Ages. 12. Plague, War, and Social Change in the "Long" Fourteenth Century. 13. The Renaissance: Political Renewal and Intellectual Change. 14. The Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century. 15. Overseas Conquest and Religious War to 1648. 16. Preindustrial Europe: Science, the Economy, and Political Reorganization. 17. The Social and Economic Structure of the Old Regime. 18. Daily Life in the Old Regime. 19. The Political Evolution of the Old Regime, 1715?89. 20. The Culture of Old Regime Europe. 21. The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789?1815. 22. Industrialization and the Social and Economic Structure of Europe. 23. Daily Life in the Nineteenth Century. 24. The Defense of the Old Regime, 1815?48. 25. Europe in an Age of Nationalism, 1848?70. 26. Europe in the Belle Epoque, 1871?1914. 27. Imperialism, War, and Revolution, 1881?1920. 28. Europe in an Age of Dictatorship, 1919?39 553. 29. Europe in an Age of Total War: World War II, 1939?45. 30. The Social and Economic Structure of Contemporary Europe. 31. Europe in the Age of the Cold War, 1945?75. 32. The New Belle Epoque: Democracy and Prosperity Since 1975.

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