A History of Western Society, Volume 2: From the Age of Exploration to the Present by John P. McKay, John Buckler, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Bennett David Hill, Joe Perry, Clare Haru Crowston (Paperback, 2013)
Bennett David Hill, Clare Haru Crowston, Joe Perry, John Buckler, John P. McKay, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
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Chapter 14: European Exploration and Conquest, 1450-1650 World Contacts Before Columbus The Trade World of the Indian Ocean.- The Trading States of Africa .- The Ottoman and Persian Empires Genoese and Venetian Middlemen.- The European Voyages of Discovery.- Causes of European Expansion Technology and the Rise of Exploration.- The Portuguese Overseas Empire.- The Problem of Christopher Columbus .- Later Explorers.- Spanish Conquest in the New World .- Early French and English Settlement in the New World.- Primary Source 14.1: A Portuguese Traveler Describes Swahili City-States of East Africa.- Primary Source 14.2: Columbus Describes His First Voyage.- Primary Source 14.3: Dona Marina Translating for Hernando Cort & # 233;s During His Meeting with Montezuma.- Primary Source 14.4: Interpreting the Spread of Disease Among Natives The Impact of Conquest .- Colonial Administration.- Impact of European.- Settlement on Indigenous Peoples.- Life in the Colonies.- The Columbian Exchange.- Primary Source 14.5: Tenochtit l& #225;n Leaders Respond to Spanish Missionaries Europe and the World After Columbus .- Sugar and Slavery.- Spanish Silver and Its Economic Effects.- The Birth of the Global Economy Changing Attitudes and Beliefs.- New Ideas About Race.- Michel de Montaigne and Cultural Curiosity.- William Shakespeare and His Influence Review and Explore - Learning Curve ONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Juan de Pareja Mapping the Past: Overseas Exploration and Conquest in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Living in the Past: Foods of the Columbian Exchange.- Chapter 15: Absolutism and Constitutionalism, ca. 1589-1725 Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding.- The Social Order and Peasant Life.- Famine and Economic Crisis.- The Thirty Years' War.- Achievements in State-Building.- Warfare and the Growth of Army Size.- Popular Political Action Absolutism in France and Spain.- The Foundations of Absolutism.- Louis XIV and Absolutism.- Life at Versailles.- French Financial Management Under Colbert .- Louis XIV's Wars.- The Decline of Absolutist Spain in the Seventeenth Century Primary Source 15.1: Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, 1701.- Primary Source 15.2: Letter from Versailles Absolutism in Austria and Prussia.- The Return of Serfdom in the East.- The Austrian Habsburgs.- Prussia in the Seventeenth Century.- The Consolidation of Prussian Absolutism The Development of Russia and the Ottoman Empire.- The Mongol Yoke and the Rise of Moscow.
John P. McKay (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He has written or edited numerous works, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize-winning book Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913. Clare Haru Crowston (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches at the University of Illinois, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is the author of Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791, which won the Berkshire and Hagley Prizes. She edited two special issues of the Journal of Women's History, has published numerous journal articles and reviews, and is a past president of the Society for French Historical Studies.Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) taught first at Augustana College in Illinois, and since 1985 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently UWM Distinguished Professor in the department of history. She is the coeditor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of more than twenty books, most recently The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds and Gender in History. She is the former Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.Joe Perry (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Associate Professor of modern German and European history at Georgia State University. He has published numerous articles and is author of Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History (2010). His current research interests focus on issues of consumption, gender, and popular culture in West Germany and Western Europe after World War II.