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Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries, Volume II: Since 1560, 7th Edition

  • Thomas F. X. Noble University of Notre Dame
  • Barry S. Strauss Cornell University
  • Duane J. Osheim University of Virginia
  • Kristen B. Neuschel Duke University
  • Elinor Accampo University of Southern California
  • David D. Roberts University of Georgia
  • William B. Cohen Late of Indiana University
  • ISBN-10: 113360434X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133604341
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, "The Global Record." The seventh edition has been carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, and features a streamlined design that incorporates pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and restructured organization, featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units, lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors. History CourseMate, a set of media-rich study tools with interactive eBook that gives students access to quizzes, flashcards, primary sources, videos and more, are available for this new edition. (CourseMate may be bundled with the text or purchased separately.) Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, Seventh Edition Complete, Volume I: To 1715, Volume II: Since 1560, Volume A: To 1500, Volume B: 1300-1815, and Volume C: Since 1789.

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Features and Benefits

  • Every chapter includes three unique feature boxes which help to engage students with the material. Each "The Written Record" feature box contains a significant document--a primary or secondary source--relevant to the text materials then under discussion, and each box also includes a careful introduction and critical-thinking questions. "The Global Record" presents a significant document that sets some aspect of Western Civilization within the global perspective. "The Visual Record" boxes focus on visual evidence and feature discussions of the visual sources as well as helpful critical-thinking questions.
  • To promote active reading and comprehension, Focus Questions open each chapter and appear as section headings. These questions are then answered in the chapter summary.
  • Chapter Key Terms appear in boldface along with definitions in the margins. These terms appear again at the end of the chapter with page references.
  • Key information and events appear in bulleted Section Summaries for quick and clear presentation.
  • End-of-chapter material serves as a helpful review tool for students; this material includes a chapter summary re-stating and answering the focus questions, and a key terms list with page references. Suggested readings can be found online.

Table of Contents

15. Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560–1648.
16. Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, ca. 1640–1715. 
17. A Revolution in Worldview.
18. Europe on the Threshold of Modernity, ca. 1715–1789.
19. An Age of Revolution, 1789–1815.
20. The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750–1850.
21. Restoration, Reform, and Revolution, 1814–1848.
22. Nationalism and Political Reform, 1850–1880.
23. The Age of Optimism, 1850–1880.
24. Imperialism and Escalating Tensions, 1880–1914.
25. War and Revolution, 1914–1919.
26. The Illusion of Stability, 1919–1930. 
27. The Tortured Decade, 1930–1939.
28. The Era of the Second World War, 1939–1949.
29. The Age of the Cold War, 1949–1989.
30. A Continuing Experiment: The West and the World Since 1989.

What's New

  • Scholarship has been thoroughly revised throughout, and includes a new boxed feature in most chapters. The final chapter has been entirely rewritten to reflect current events, and includes a new chapter-opening photo and vignette on the European Union debt crisis and the protests in Greece.
  • New and revised "The Written Record" boxes include topics such as: "'Survival of the Fittest' and Social Darwinism" (Chapter 23), "Female Freedom and the Future of Gender Relations" (Chapter 29), and "Questioning the State of Western Civilization" (Chapter 30).
  • New and revised "The Global Record" feature boxes include "Voyages for Scientific Observation" (Chapter 17), "A Persian Discovers the British Rail System" (Chapter 20), and "Atrocities in the Congo" (Chapter 24).
  • Throughout the book, the authors have made changes to improve the narrative, to incorporate new ways of talking about particular topics, and to respond to reviewers. The political narrative in Chapter 15 has been clarified; and the material on the Glorious Revolution in Chapter 16 has been updated. In Chapter 17 the material on Galileo has been clarified and the Summary has been revised. Revisions to the narrative also include a more detailed discussion of Immanuel Kant's contribution to the Enlightenment; a greater emphasis on slavery reflecting recent scholarly concentration on the Atlantic history of the slave trade; and revisions based on recent scholarship on the Crimean War and its significance for the modernizing world.
  • Chapter 23 provides a new image that lends further dimension to the analysis of gender roles: Honoré Daumier's cartoon "An Excusable Error" satirizes crinolines, or hoop skirts, that became fashionable in the 1850s. Later chapters include new material on the Bolsheviks, and new material on Mussolini. Chapter 30 received considerable attention to bring its coverage up to date--in particular, new material on the Greek, or Eurozone, financial crisis; on globalization; on uncertainties about the welfare state; on the rise of China and its implications for the West; and on the "Arab Spring."
  • Throughout the book, the authors have made changes to improve the narrative, to incorporate new ways of talking about particular topics, and to respond to reviewers. The political narrative in Chapter 15 has been clarified; and the material on the Glorious Revolution in Chapter 16 has been updated. In Chapter 17 the material on Galileo has been clarified and the Summary has been revised. Revisions to the narrative also include a more detailed discussion of Immanuel Kant's contribution to the Enlightenment; a greater emphasis on slavery reflecting recent scholarly concentration on the Atlantic history of the slave trade; and revisions based on recent scholarship on the Crimean War and its significance for the modernizing world.
  • Chapter 23 provides a new image that lends further dimension to the analysis of gender roles: Honoré Daumier's cartoon "An Excusable Error" satirizes crinolines, or hoop skirts, that became fashionable in the 1850s. Later chapters include new material on the Bolsheviks, and new material on Mussolini. Chapter 30 received considerable attention to bring its coverage up to date--in particular, new material on the Greek, or Eurozone, financial crisis; on globalization; on uncertainties about the welfare state; on the rise of China and its implications for the West; and on the "Arab Spring."

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"This is a fine Western Civ textbook that does everything you expect a textbook to do: text and image work wonderfully on their own as well as together, just as they should, and you can be sure that your students will be getting a first-rate 'read' if you choose this to accompany your course."

— Steven J. Williams, New Mexico Highlands University

"The Noble text is an intelligent, well-written and engaging text."

— Steve White, Mount St. Mary's University

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Thomas F. X. Noble

After receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Thomas Noble taught at Albion College, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Virginia. In 1999 he received the University of Virginia's highest award for teaching excellence and in 2008 Notre Dame's Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2011 he received the Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., award for excellence in teaching and scholarship from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 chairperson of Notre Dame's history department. He is the author of Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians, which won the 2011 Otto Gründler Prize, and The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680–825. He has edited six books. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1994 and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in 1999–2000. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities (three times) and the American Philosophical Society (twice). He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2004. In 2012 he served as president of the American Catholic Historical Association.

Barry S. Strauss

Professor of history and classics at Cornell University, Barry Strauss holds a Ph.D. from Yale. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, the Korea Foundation, and the Killam Foundation of Canada. He is the recipient of the Clark Award for excellence in teaching from Cornell. He is Chair of Cornell's Department of History, Director of Cornell's Program on Freedom and Free Societies, and Past Director of Cornell's Peace Studies Program. His many publications include Athens After the Peloponnesian War: Class, Faction, and Policy, 403–386 B.C.; Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War; The Anatomy of Error: Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists (with Josiah Ober); Hegemonic Rivalry from Thucydides to the Nuclear Age (coedited with R. New Lebow); War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War (coedited with David R. McCann); Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty; The Battle of Salamis, the Naval Encounter That Saved Greece–and Western Civilization; The Trojan War: A New History; The Spartacus War; and Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of War. His books have been translated into seven languages. His book The Battle of Salamis was named one of the best books of 2004 by the Washington Post.

Duane J. Osheim

A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome with a Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Davis, Duane Osheim is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Program. He is author and editor of A Tuscan Monastery and Its Social World; An Italian Lordship: The Bishopric of Lucca in the Late Middle Ages; Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy; and Chronicling History: Chroniclers and Historians in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.

Kristen B. Neuschel

After receiving her Ph.D. from Brown University, Kristen Neuschel taught at Denison University and Duke University, where she is currently associate professor of history and Director of the Thompson Writing Program. She is a specialist in early modern French history and is the author of Word of Honor: Interpreting Noble Culture in Sixteenth-Century France and articles on French social history and European women's history. She has received grants from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, which is awarded annually on the basis of student nominations for excellence in teaching at Duke.

Elinor Accampo

Professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California, Elinor Accampo completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to her career at USC, she taught at Colorado College and Denison University. She specializes in modern France and is the author of Blessed Motherhood; Bitter Fruit: Nelly Roussel and the Politics of Female Pain in Third Republic France; and Industrialization, Family, and Class Relations: Saint Chamond, 1815–1914. She has coedited (with Christopher Forth) Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France and (with Rachel Fuchs and Mary Lynn Stewart) Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France. She has received fellowships and travel grants from the German Marshall Fund, the Haynes Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as an award for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching at USC.

David D. Roberts

After receiving his Ph.D. in modern European history at the University of California, Berkeley, David Roberts taught at the Universities of Virginia and Rochester before becoming professor of history at the University of Georgia in 1988. At Rochester he chaired the Humanities Department of the Eastman School of Music, and he chaired the History Department at Georgia from 1993 to 1998. A recipient of Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, he is the author of THE SYNDICALIST TRADITION AND ITALIAN FASCISM; BENEDETTO CROCE AND THE USES OF HISTORICISM; NOTHING BUT HISTORY: RECONSTRUCTION AND EXTREMITY AFTER METAPHYSICS; THE TOTALITARIAN EXPERIMENT IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE: RETHINKING THE POVERTY OF GREAT POLITICS; and HISTORICISM AND FASCISM IN MODERN ITALY, as well as two books in Italian and numerous articles and reviews. He is currently Albert Berry Sayre Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia.

William B. Cohen

William Cohen (of late) received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1968. His scholarly research focused on French Urbanization, and he was the author of THE FRENCH ENCOUNTER WITH AFRICANS: WHITE RESPONSES TO BLACKS; EUROPEAN EMPIRE BUILDING; RULERS OF EMPIRE; and ROBER DELAVIGNETTE AND THE FRENCH EMPIRE, as well as numerous articles and reviews.