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Moore, John C. – History Teacher, 1991
Recommends that teachers present the years 1000 to 1750 as the "Traditional Europe" period, rather than as a combination of several periods. Identifies shared religious, intellectual, and artistic traditions; landed aristocracy; a peasant economic base; and an urban mercantile class as the era's distinctive characteristics. (DK)
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, History Instruction, Medieval History
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Daniels, Robert V. – History Teacher, 1990
Maintains the contemporary political Soviet scene poses a major intellectual challenge to Western Sovietology. Analyzes reforms of the Gorbachev era and traces the development of change and the concepts of glasnost and perestroika. Discusses recent policies, problems, and strategies. Views revolution as a prolonged process. (NL)
Descriptors: Decentralization, European History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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DuPlessis, Robert S. – History Teacher, 1988
Surveys evaluations of Immanuel Wallerstein's "The Modern World-System" by specialists in early modern history and examines Wallerstein's influence on early modern historiography. Concludes by considering some attempts to synthesize world-systems analysis with other approaches. (LS)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics, European History, Historiography
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Stromberg, Roland N. – History Teacher, 1986
Analyzes previous interpretations concerning the French Revolution. Discusses several weaknesses of the Marxist views in light of recent philosophical and sociological thinking about social change. (RKM)
Descriptors: Change, Conflict, European History, Foreign Countries
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Cox, Marvin – History Teacher, 1991
Compares Robert Palmer's interpretation of the French Revolution with the Marxist and revisionist views. Stresses Palmer's theory that the French Revolution belongs to the same spiritual family as the American. Reports that Palmer saw the French Revolution as the climactic event in a series of similar upheavals that integrated liberal democracy…
Descriptors: Democracy, European History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Stoianovich, Traian – History Teacher, 1981
Examines roles played by men and women in the French family from well before 1760 to the present. The author shows how changes in the mentalities of family and gender reflect changes in the other structures--social, political, economic, technological--without being mere ideological replicas of them. (RM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, European History, Family Structure, Females