Examines the political and scientific developments of the Enlightenment period between 1600 and 1800, and contains primary documents that describe the slave trade, the Ottoman Empire, the scientific revolution, and more.
Chronicles the history of human achievement, featuring articles that provide introductions to ten major historical eras, each followed by a chart that displays the period's most important scientific developments in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East, a time line that offers a view of scientific developments during the period, and two or more picture essays.
Chronicles the life of eighteenth-century Russian empress Catherine the Great, covering such aspects as her difficult early years of marriage, her fierce ambition, and the political intrigue that shaped her reign.
Presents primary and secondary source articles on the major events and cultural characteristics of the eighteenth century around the world, covering such topics as the European monarchs, composers, the Paris art salon, the French and Indian War, American slavery, the Boston Massacre, and child labor.
Contains modern translations of five stories by the eighteenth-century French author, including the title selection about a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes a critical introduction and a chronology.
An illustrated history of Western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, highlighting the theories of major philosophers including Socrates, Plato, Saint Augustine, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Nietzsche, and others; and including a look at the future of philosophical study.