1st Edition

Western Civilization: A Global and Comparative Approach
Volume II: Since 1600

ISBN 9780765622549
Published July 15, 2012 by Routledge
576 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, and Charts

List of Illustrations



1. Absolutism and Political Revolution in the Seventeenth Century

2. The Scientific Revolution and Changes in Thought and Society in the Seventeenth Century

3. The Enlightenment, 1715-1789

4. The Age of Revolution in France and the Americas, 1775-1815

5. Revolution, Reaction, and Ideology, 1815-1848

6. Cultural Interaction Between Europe and the World in the Nineteenth Century

7. Europe and the West in the Age of Nationalism and Reform, 1848-1914

8. World War I and the Russian Revolution, ca. 1900-1924

9. The Aftermath of World War I, 1919-1929

10. The Crisis of the Interwar Years, 1919-1939

11. World War II and Its Aftermath, 1939-1949

12. The Cold War and the Postwar Era, 1945-1960

13. The Pivotal 1960s

14. Democracies and Dictatorships, 1970-1989

15. After the Cold War: The West and the Contemporary World

Epilogue: The Shaping of the Past and the Challenges of the Future


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Kenneth L. Campbell is Professor of History at Monmouth University.