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Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

Expand your understanding into the depth and breadth of an unprecedented period in world history with an expert historian as your guide.

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48 Lectures

1
Image of The Importance of the West
The Importance of the West
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2
Image of Geography Is Destiny
Geography Is Destiny
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3
Image of Culture Is Destiny
Culture Is Destiny
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4
Image of Renaissance Humanism—1350–1650
Renaissance Humanism—1350–1650
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5
Image of Renaissance Princes—1450–1600
Renaissance Princes—1450–1600
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Image of  The New World & the Old—1400–1650
The New World & the Old—1400–1650
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7
Image of The Protestant Reformation—1500–22
The Protestant Reformation—1500–22
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8
Image of The Wars of Religion—1523–1648
The Wars of Religion—1523–1648
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9
Image of Rational & Scientific Revolutions—1450–1650
Rational & Scientific Revolutions—1450–1650
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10
Image of French Absolutism—1589–1715
French Absolutism—1589–1715
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11
Image of English Constitutionalism—1603–49
English Constitutionalism—1603–49
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12
Image of English Constitutionalism—1649–89
English Constitutionalism—1649–89
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13
Image of War, Trade, Empire—1688–1702
War, Trade, Empire—1688–1702
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14
Image of War, Trade, Empire—1702–14
War, Trade, Empire—1702–14
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15
Image of War, Trade, Empire—1714–63
War, Trade, Empire—1714–63
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16
Image of Life Under the Ancien Régime—1689–1789
Life Under the Ancien Régime—1689–1789
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17
Image of Enlightenment & Despotism
Enlightenment & Despotism
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18
Image of The American Revolution
The American Revolution
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19
Image of The French Revolution—1789–92
The French Revolution—1789–92
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Image of The French Revolution—1792–1803
The French Revolution—1792–1803
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21
Image of The Napoleonic Empire—1803-15
The Napoleonic Empire—1803-15
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22
Image of Beginnings of Industrialization—1760–1850
Beginnings of Industrialization—1760–1850
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23
Image of Consequences of Industrialization—1760–1850
Consequences of Industrialization—1760–1850
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24
Image of The Liberal Response—1776–1861
The Liberal Response—1776–1861
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25
Image of The Romantic Response—1789–1870
The Romantic Response—1789–1870
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26
Image of The Socialist Response—1813–1905
The Socialist Response—1813–1905
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27
Image of Descent of Man; Rise of Woman—1830–90
Descent of Man; Rise of Woman—1830–90
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28
Image of Nationalism—1815–48
Nationalism—1815–48
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29
Image of Nationalism—1848–71
Nationalism—1848–71
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30
Image of Imperial Rivalry—1870–1914
Imperial Rivalry—1870–1914
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31
Image of Industrial Rivalry—1870–1914
Industrial Rivalry—1870–1914
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32
Image of The Alliance System—1872–1914
The Alliance System—1872–1914
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33
Image of Decadence & Malaise—circa 1900
Decadence & Malaise—circa 1900
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34
Image of The Great War Begins—1914–16
The Great War Begins—1914–16
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35
Image of Breaking the Deadlock—1915–17
Breaking the Deadlock—1915–17
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36
Image of The Russian Revolution—1917–22
The Russian Revolution—1917–22
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37
Image of The End of the War—1917–22
The End of the War—1917–22
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38
Image of Recovery & Depression in the West—1919–36
Recovery & Depression in the West—1919–36
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39
Image of Totalitarian Russia—1918–39
Totalitarian Russia—1918–39
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40
Image of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany—1922–36
Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany—1922–36
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41
Image of The Holocaust—1933–45
The Holocaust—1933–45
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42
Image of The Failure of Diplomacy—1935–39
The Failure of Diplomacy—1935–39
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43
Image of World War II—1939–42
World War II—1939–42
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44
Image of World War II—1942-45
World War II—1942-45
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45
Image of American Hegemony, Soviet Challenge—1945–75
American Hegemony, Soviet Challenge—1945–75
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46
Image of Rebuilding Europe—1945–85
Rebuilding Europe—1945–85
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47
Image of The New Europe—1985–2001
The New Europe—1985–2001
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48
Image of The Meaning of Western Civilization
The Meaning of Western Civilization
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