Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World

Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World


By (author) C.Warren Hollister, By (author) Guy Rogers

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 007235089X
  • ISBN 13: 9780072350890
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations

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This brief, chronological survey covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on certain issues. Guy Rogers' careful revision preserves C. Warren Hollister's style, while bringing the text up-to-date.

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Author information

C. Warren Hollister was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received his BA from Harvard University and his MA and PhD from UCLA. A Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the Royal Historical Society (London), the Medieval Academy of Ireland, the Australian National University, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and Merton College, Oxford, he was founder and past president of the Charles Homer Haskins Society and served as President of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, the Medieval Association of the Pacific, the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, the North American Conference on British Studies, and was 1984 Centennial Program Chair of the American Historical Association, Chair of the University of California Press Editorial Board, and Chair of the national Development Committee for the College Board Advanced Placement Test in European History. Professor Hollister's many books have run through more than thirty editions and have been translated into several languages. He has also written some fifty articles on medieval history. Professor Hollister has served on numerous editorial boards, including Albion, the American Historical Review, the Journal of British Studies, and the Journal of Mediaeval History. Among Professor Hollister's other honors were the Centennial Lectureship of the University of Georgia, the 1987 Denis Bethell Memorial Lectureship of the Medieval Academy of Ireland (Dublin), the 1988 Wilkinson Memorial Lectureship of the University of Toronto, the 1990 Lansdowne Lectureship of the University of Victoria, the 1996 Wei Lun Visiting Professorship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Triennial Book Prize of the Conference on British Studies, the E. Harris Harbison National Award for Distinguished Teaching (Princeton University), and the UC Santa Barbara Faculty Teaching Prize.

Table of contents

IntroductionPART 1: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST1. From Stone Age to Civilization2. Mesopotamia3. Egypt4. The Diffusion of Near Eastern CivilizationPART 2: GREECE5. Crete, Mycenae, and the Dark Age6. The Rise of Classical Greece7. The Zenith and Transformation of Classical Greece8. Literature and Philosophy in Greece9. The Culture of the Golden Age10. The Hellenistic AgePART 3: ROME11. The Rise of Rome12. The Principate13. The Spiritual Metamorphosis14. The Dominate15. The Waning of the Western Empire