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The Western Experienceoffers 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. The updated 10th edition now offers streamlined coverage the early nineteenth century and significantly updated post World War II coverage. 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.The Western Experienceis available in a single volume as well as two-volume format.
Table of Contents
War and Crisis
Culture and Society in the Age of the Scientific Revolution
The Emergence of the European State System
The Wealth of Nations
The Age of Enlightenment
The French Revolution
The Age of Napoleon
Foundations of Nineteenth Century Europe
States and Nations in the Nineteenth Century, 1830-1870
Progress and Its Discontents
World War I and the War it Created
The Great Twentieth-Century Crisis
The Nightmare: World War II
Europe in the Postwar Era
Europe in the Global Era
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