Western Civilization: v. 2: A Social and Cultural History

Western Civilization: v. 2: A Social and Cultural History


By (author) Margaret King

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 552 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 279mm x 28mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0131929585
  • ISBN 13: 9780131929586
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition

Product description

This text explains why western civilization is worth knowing about. Taking a topical approach and stressing social and cultural themes, it asks, "What is the West?" and incorporates significant discussions of peoples and civilizations outside the boundaries of the West. Written by a single author, who understands the needs of typical college students, Western Civilization, 3/e is accompanied by rich visual images, numerous textual excerpts, provocative special features, and timelines, charts and maps that make the narrative even more accessible.

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Table of contents

I. THE WEST EXPANDS. 1. The Age of Reason. 2. Town, Court, and Country. 3. Inalienable Rights. 4. Revolt and Reorganization in Europe. II. THE WEST BECOMES MODERN. 5. Machines in the Garden. 6. Lives of the Other Half. 7. The Concert of Europe. 8. The Western Imperium. 9. Storm, Stress, and Doubt. III. TOWARDS A NEW WEST. 10. The Mighty Are Fallen. 11. The Triumph of Uncertainty. 12. States in Conflict. 13. The End of Imperialism. 14. Back from Armageddon. 15. Epilogue.