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Making Europe: The Story of the West, Volume I to 1790 2nd Edition

Frank L. Kidner, Maria Bucur, Ralph Mathisen, Sally McKee, Theodore R. Weeks

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2009
  • 576 Pages
Starting At 80.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Help students succeed in courses on the history of Western Civilization with MAKING EUROPE. Developed by a team of authors who have spent many years making history accessible to a diverse range of students, each chapter begins with clear learning objectives and timelines, and continues with a readable narrative that uses focus questions throughout the text to help all students comprehend historical concepts. Students also have the ability to assess their understanding of the subject matter with the "Check-In" feature and the "Test Yourself" questions at the end of each chapter. The text uses stories of ordinary people and their impact on history that today's students will find interesting. Visually stunning images and maps build on the story and will engage any student. Available in the following split options: MAKING EUROPE, Second Edition Complete; Since 1300; Volume 1: To 1790; and Volume 2: Since 1550.

Frank L. Kidner, San Francisco State University

Frank L. Kidner is Professor of History Emeritus at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1968 until his retirement in 2006. He has also taught in the Western Civilization program at Stanford University and at Amherst College. His courses include Western civilization, undergraduate and graduate courses in early modern Europe and the history of the Christian Church as well as a graduate course in historical methodology. He has authored articles on topics in Late Antiquity and co-edited TRAVEL, COMMUNICATION, AND GEOGRAPHY IN LATE ANTIQUITY.

Maria Bucur, Indiana University

Maria Bucur is Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and John V. Hill Professor in East European History at Indiana University, where she has taught an undergraduate course on The Idea of Europe and other topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century eastern Europe. Her research focus is on social and cultural developments in eastern Europe, with a special interest in Romania (geographically) and gender (thematically). Her publications include EUGENICS AND MODERNIZATION IN INTERWAR ROMANIA and HEROES AND VICTIMS: REMEMBERING WAR IN TWENTIETH CENTURY ROMANIA.

Ralph Mathisen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Ralph Mathisen is Professor of History, Classics and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a specialist in the ancient world with a particular interest in the society, culture and religion of Late Antiquity. His teaching experience includes Western civilization and topics in the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, coinage and Roman law. He has written more than 70 scholarly articles and has written or edited 10 books, most recently PEOPLE, PERSONAL EXPRESSION, AND SOCIAL RELATIONS IN LATE ANTIQUITY. He is also the editor of the Journal of Late Antiquity and Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity.

Sally McKee, University of California, Davis

Sally McKee is Professor of History at the University of California at Davis, where she teaches courses on Western civilization and medieval history. Her research focus has been Venice and its colonies and Mediterranean slavery; her new project centers on nineteenth-century France and Italy. The author of articles that have won prizes and been anthologized, she has also published a three-volume edition of Venetian-Cretan wills and a monograph, UNCOMMON DOMINION: VENETIAN CRETE AND THE MYTH OF ETHNIC PURITY.

Theodore R. Weeks, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Theodore R. Weeks is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he teaches Western civilization and world and European history. His research centers on nationality, inter-ethnic relations and antisemitism in eastern Europe. He is the author of NATION AND STATE IN LATE IMPERIAL RUSSIA and FROM ASSIMILATION TO ANTISEMITISM: THE "JEWISH QUESTION" IN POLAND, 1850-1914, and his articles have appeared in several languages, including Estonian and Hebrew.
  • New faculty-tested chapter design and pedagogical features make this Second edition even more accessible to students.
  • Chapter Openers now include Focus Questions so students can preview the upcoming chapter material.
  • All maps have been revised, and many include questions to reinforce chapter content and help students develop geography skills.
  • Chapter sections have been broken down into smaller subsections to help clarify historical themes and developments, and end-of-section "Checking In" quizzes promote individual or small group review of important key terms and historical innovators.
  • A new, enhanced end-of-chapter section features a bulleted summary and a boxed chronology of events, followed by a "Test Yourself" multiple-choice self-quiz. This quiz is accompanied by critical-thinking questions that instructors can use to gauge student understanding of each major chapter division. Answers to the multiple-choice quizzes can be found in the back of the book.
  • The integrated learning system includes a chapter-opening Timeline and Focus Questions, a NEW map program with geography-enhancing questions in many of the map captions, start-of-section questions followed by end-of-section "Checking In" opportunities, and a greatly expanded end-of-chapter Review section including the Summary, Chronology, and Test Yourself multiple choice and critical-thinking questions, all designed to help students succeed in the course.
  • Superior coverage of religious history--from ancient times right up to the present--also includes religious groups often underrepresented in Western civilization texts, such as Catholic and Protestant Irish, Bosnian Muslims, and Orthodox Russians.
  • "A New Direction" and "Learning From a Primary Source" boxes work together in every chapter to make connections for students: "A New Direction" essays show personal agency in history--each contains an account of an individual making a crucial choice that mattered, that had important consequences, and that can be used to highlight the chapter's central concerns. "Learning From a Primary Source" features carefully guide readers through primary sources and help readers analyze the documents historically through a series of numbered marginal notes, which are also designed to aid instructors seeking to integrate primary sources into their classrooms.
  • A focus on gender roles, social norms, class, and family issues helps students understand things like the implications of sexuality in Sparta, citizenship in the Athenian city-state, and socioeconomics in the relatively stateless early Middle Ages.
1. The Origins of Western Civilization in the Ancient Near East, 3000-1200 B.C.E.
2. Iron Age Civilizations, 1200-500 B.C.E.
3. The Rise of Greek Civilization, 1100-387 B.C.E.
4. From Polis to Cosmopolis: The Hellenistic World, 387-30 B.C.E.
5. The Rise of Rome, 753-27 B.C.E.
6. The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.E.-284 C.E.
7. Late Antiquity, 284-527.
8. The Eastern Mediterranean, 500-1000.
9. The Kingdoms of Western Europe, 500-1000.
10. The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300.
11. Reversals and Disasters, 1300-1450.
12. The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe, 1350-1550.
13. Europe's Age of Expansion, 1450-1550.
14. Reform in the Western Church, 1490-1570.
15. A Century of Crisis, 1550-1650.
16. State Building and the European State System 1648-1789.
17. The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1550-1790.
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