West, The: Encounters & Transformations, Volume C (Chapters 18-29)

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Pub. Date: 2004-01-01
Publisher(s): Longman
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Summary

The West: Encounters and Transformations takes a new approach to telling the story of Western Civilization. Rather than looking at Western Civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the Westhow the definition of the West has evolved and transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this new text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West, with special attention given to Eastern Europe and the Muslim world, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Table of Contents

"What is the West?"
Shifting Borders of the West
Asking the Right Questions
The Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815
The First French Revolution 1789-1791
The French Republic, 1792-1799
Cultural Change in France During the Revolution
The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815
The Legacy of the French Revolution
Conclusion: The French Revolution and the West
Justice in History: The Trial of Louis XVI
The West and the World: Empire, Trade and War in the Eighteenth Century
European Empires in Americas and Asia
Warfare in Europe, North America, and Asia
The Atlantic World
Encounters between Europeans and Asians
The Crisis of Empire and the Atlantic Revolutions
Conclusion: The Rise and Reshaping of the West
Justice in History: The Court-Martial of the Mutineers on the Bounty
The Human Body in History: Bathing in the East and West
The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1850. The Nature of the Industrial Revolution
Conditions Favoring Industrial Growth
The Spread of Industrialization
The Effects of Industrialization
Industry, Trade and Empire
Conclusion: Industrialization and the West
Justice in History: The Sadler Committee on Child Labor
Ideological Conflicts and National Unification, 1815-1871
New Ideologies in the Early Nineteenth Century
Ideological Encounters in Europe, 1815-1848
National Unification in Europe and America, 1848-1871
Ideology, Empire, and the Balance of Power
Conclusion: Ideological Transformation in the West
Justice in History: Prostitution, Corporal Punishment, and Liberalism in Germany
The Human Body in History: Mary Shelley'sFrankenstein: The Body in Romantic Literature
The Coming of Mass Politics: Industrialization, Emancipation, and Instability, 1870-1914
Economic Transformation
Defining the Political Nation
Broadening the Political Nation
Outside the Political Nation? The Experience of Women
Conclusion: The West in an Age of Mass Politics
Justice in History: The Dreyfus Affair-Defining National Identity in France
The Human Body in History: Men in Black
The West and the World: Cultural Crisis and New Imperialism, 1870-1914
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