(Single volume contains Chapters 1?32, Volume I: To 1715 contains Chapters 1?16, Volume II: Since 1550 contains Chapters 15?32) 1. The Ancient Middle East: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Phoenicia, Israel. 2. Ancient Greece to the End of the Peloponnesian Wars. 3. Greek Culture and Its Hellenistic Diffusion. 4. The Rise of the Roman Republic. 5. Social, Political, and Economic Structures of Imperial Rome. 6. The Origins of Christianity and the Decline of the Roman Empire. 7. Rome?s Successors: Byzantium, Islam, and the Germanic West. 8. The Beginnings of the Feudal Age. 9. Medieval Religion and Thought. 10. Economic Development and Urban Growth in the High Middle Ages. 11. Material and Social Life in the Middle Ages. 12. Plague, War, and Social Change in the "Long" Fourteenth Century. 13. The Renaissance: Political Renewal and Intellectual Change. 14. The Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century. 15. Overseas Conquest and Religious War to 1648. 16. Preindustrial Europe: Science, the Economy, and Political Reorganization. 17. The Social and Economic Structure of the Old Regime. 18. Daily Life in the Old Regime. 19. The Political Evolution of the Old Regime, 1715?89. 20. The Culture of Old Regime Europe. 21. The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789?1815. 22. Industrialization and the Social and Economic Structure of Europe. 23. Daily Life in the Nineteenth Century. 24. The Defense of the Old Regime, 1815?48. 25. Europe in an Age of Nationalism, 1848?70. 26. Europe in the Belle Epoque, 1871?1914. 27. Imperialism, War, and Revolution, 1881?1920. 28. Europe in an Age of Dictatorship, 1919?39 553. 29. Europe in an Age of Total War: World War II, 1939?45. 30. The Social and Economic Structure of Contemporary Europe. 31. Europe in the Age of the Cold War, 1945?75. 32. The New Belle Epoque: Democracy and Prosperity Since 1975.
About the Author
Steven C. Hause is Senior Scholar in the Humanities and Co-Director of European Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He was formerly. Professor of History and Fellow in International Studies at the University of Missouri¿St. Louis, where he has won the Chancellor¿s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1996) and the Pierre Laclede Honors College Teacher of the Year Award (1989). He is the author and co-author of three previous books on the history of the women¿s rights movement in modern France, which have won four research prizes: WOMEN¿S SUFFRAGE AND SOCIAL POLITICS IN THE FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC, with Anne R. Kenney (Princeton University Press, 1984); HUBERTINE AUCLERT, THE FRENCH SUFFRAGETTE (Yale University Press, 1987); and FEMINISMS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE, with Jennifer Waelti-Walters (University of Nebraska Press, 1994). His essays have appeared in several journals, including AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW AND FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES.
William S. Maltby is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where he continues to teach on a regular basis. Among his publications are: THE BLACK LEGEND IN ENGLAND: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-SPANISH SENTIMENT, 1558¿1660 (Duke University Press, 1971); ALBA: A BIOGRAPHY OF FERNANDO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, THIRD DUKE OF ALBA, 1507¿1582 (University of California Press, 1983); and articles on various aspects of Early Modern European history. From 1977 to 1997 he also served as Executive Director of the Center for Reformation Research and as editor of several volumes and series of volumes on the history of the Reformation.