Western Civilization: To 1789 Volume I: Ideas, Politics, and Society

Western Civilization: To 1789 Volume I: Ideas, Politics, and Society


By (author) Marvin Perry, By (author) Margaret C. Jacob, By (author) James Jacob

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  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 229mm x 23mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0547147422
  • ISBN 13: 9780547147420
  • Edition: 9, Revised
  • Edition statement: 9th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps

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WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 9th Edition covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Ninth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines and full-color maps with physical geography essays. New technology resources, including an interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.

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Table of contents

Part I. THE ANCIENT WORLD: FOUNDATION OF THE WEST TO A.D. 500. 1. The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations. 2. The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual. 3. The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics. 4. Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason. 5. The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion. 6. The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire. 7. The Roman Empire: A World-State. 8. Early Christianity: A World Religion. Part II. THE MIDDLE AGES: THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES, 500-1400. 9. The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom. 10. The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal. 11. The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis. 12. The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution. Part III. EARLY MODERN EUROPE: FROM RENAISSANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT, 1350-1789. 13. The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age. 14. The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity. 15. European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations. 16. The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State. 17. The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism. 18. The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform.