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Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural, and political history, the presentation reflects a flexible chronological organization. The Tenth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of European imperialism prior to World War I, streamlined coverage of the period between the two World Wars, and a brand new featureCompare & Connectwhich presents students with two or more documents that reflect opposing viewpoints on a topic and engages them to become part of the historical discourse.
Donald Kagan is Sterling 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 (1969); The Archidamian War (1974); The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981); The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987); a biography of Pericles, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (1991); On the Origins of War (1995); and The Peloponnesian War (2003). He is coauthor, 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. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal for 2002 and was chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the Jefferson Lecture in 2004.
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 eleven books. The Age of Reform, 1250—1550 (1980) won the Schaff Prize and was nominated for the 1981 National Book Award. Five of his books have been selections of the History Book Club: 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), The Burgermeister’s Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth Century German Town (1996), and Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany (1999). His most recent publications are Ancestors: The Loving Family of Old Europe (2001), A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People (2004), and “Why We Study Western Civ,” The Public Interest 158 (2005).
Frank M. Turner is John Hay Whitney Professor of History at Yale University and Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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, Contesting Cultural Authority: Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life (1993), and John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion (2002). 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), Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke (2003), and Apologia Pro Vita Sua and Six Sermons by John Henry Newman (2008). Between l996 and 2006 he served as a Trustee of Connecticut College and between 2004 and 2008 as a member of the Connecticut Humanities Council. In 2003, Professor Turner was appointed Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Table of Contents
The French Revolution
The Crisis of the French Monarchy
The Monarchy Seeks New Taxes
Calonnersquo;s Reform Plan and the Assembly of Notables
Deadlock and the Calling of the Estates General
The Revolution of 1789
The Estates General Becomes the National Assembly Fall of the Bastille
The ldquo;Great Fearrdquo; and the Night of August 4
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
The Parisian Womenrsquo;s March on Versailles
The Reconstruction of France
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy
The End of the Monarchy: A Second Revolution Emergence of the Jacobins
The Convention and the Role of theSans-culottes
Europeat War with the Revolution
Edmund Burke Attacks the Revolution Suppression of Reform in Britain
The Second and Third Partitions of Poland, 1793, 1795
The Reign of Terror War with Europe
The Republic Defended
The ldquo;Republic of Virtuerdquo; and Robespierrersquo;s Justification of Terror
Repression of the Society of Revolutionary
The End of the Terror
The Thermidorian Reaction
Establishment of the Directory
Removal of the Sans-culottes from Political
Life In Perspective
The Age of Napoleon and the Triumph of Romanticism
The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
Early Military Victories
The Constitution of the Year VIII
The Consulate in France (1799-1804)
Suppressing Foreign Enemies and Domestic Opposition
Concordat with the Roman Catholic Church
The Napoleonic Code
Establishing a Dynasty Napoleonrsquo;s Empire (1804-1814)
Conquering an Empire
The Continental System
European Response to the Empire
German Nationalism and Prussian Reform
The Wars of Liberation
The Invasion of Russia
The Congress of Vienna and the European Settlement
The Hundred Days and the Quadruple Alliance
The Romantic Movement
Romantic Questioning of the Supremacy of Reason
Rousseau and Education Kant and
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