Civilization in the West: (to 1715) v. 1

Civilization in the West: (to 1715) v. 1

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Civilization in the West blends social and political history with a myriad of maps and images that bring history to life. The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by images and maps. "The Visual Record" chapter openers draw readers in by using illustrations that underscore a dominant theme of the chapter. New "Image Discovery" features guide readers to interrogate images, understand their contexts, and unpack their multiple meanings. The dramatic, changing contours of the West are explored throughMap Discovery features and Geographical Tours of more

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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.78 x 25.4mm | 1,179.33g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.), col. maps
  • 020555685X
  • 9780205556854
  • 1,889,816

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Civilization in the West, Seventh Edition, Volume I Mark Kishlansky, et al. "This text is clear, well-organized, and easy for my students to follow. I have never had more satisfied students over a thirty-five year career." -Don Mohr, University of Alaska -- Anchorage"Students typically associate a history classes with being dull and dreary with an accompanying dry text. This book entices students to read the chapters not only because they are assigned but because the students are eager to read them." -Janilyn M. Kocher, Richland Community College"I have seen texts that are dry, monotonous, and chocked with detail. I have seen others that present the material so lightly that it may blow away. This text is a combination of detailed information in an engaging and interesting presentation." -John S. Kemp, Truckee Meadows Community CollegeIn "Civilization in the West," the dramatic, changing contours of Western Civilization are explored through a compelling narrative and a rich image-based approach. In the new Seventh Edition, updated throughout, the authors blend social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and make the material more accessible. New to this edition"Image Discovery" features appear in every chapter and help students approach images as important historical texts. New "West in the Wider World" essays: Chapter 1, "The First European Immigrants;" Chapter 10, "World Trade Centers;" Chapter 12, "The Columbian Exchange." New primary source documents: Chapter 3 now includes an excerpt from Plato's "The Apology" that presents Socrates in his summation to the Athenian jury; Chapter 7 includes Usamah ibn Munqidh's observations in "An Arab in Crusader Jerusalem"; in Chapter 8, Gregory of Tours describes a conflict between two families from Tournai that ultimately destroyed them both; and in Chapter 14, in "The Heart and Stomach of a King," Queen Elizabeth rallies her subjects to oppose the invasion of English by the Spanish Armada. An expanded Glossary contains over 60 new key terms. Available versions of Civilization in the West Single Volume Edition ISBN 0-205-55684-1 Volume I (to 1715) ISBN 0-205-55685-X Volume II (since 1555) ISBN 0-205-55686-8 Volume A (to 1500) 0-205-5568-76 Volume B (from 1350 to 1850) 0-205-55688-4 Volume C (since 1789) 0-205-55689-2Visit us at more

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Detailed Contents Documents Maps Chronologies, Genealogies, and Figures Preface Supplements0 About the Authors Introduction The Idea of Western Civilization 1 Chapter 1 The First Civilizations 3 The Visual Record: Otzi,s Last Meal: Tradition and Innovation in Prehistoric Europe Before Civilization The Dominance of Culture Social Organization, Agriculture, and Religion Mesopotamia: Between the Two Rivers Map Discovery: The Ancient World The Ramparts of Uruk Tools: Technology and Writing Gods and Mortals in Mesopotamia Sargon and Mesopotamian Expansion Hammurabi and the Old Babylonian Empire The Gift of the Nile Tending the Cattle of God Democratization of the Afterlife The Egyptian Empire Map Discovery: The Egyptian Empire Religious and Royal Consolidation Under Akhenaten Between Two Worlds The Hebrew Alternative A King Like All the Nations Exile Ninevehand Babylon The Assyrian Empire The New Babylonian Empire Persian Expansion A Closer Look Discovering the Pharaohs The West and the Under World The First European Immigrants Documents The Code of Hammurabi A Homesick Egyptian The Kingdom of Israel Chapter 2 Early Greece, 2500-500 b.c.e. The Visual Record: Hecuba and Achilles: The Birth of Greek Civilization Greecein the Bronze Age to 800 b.c.e. Islands of Peace Map Discovery: Greece in the Bronze Age Mainland of War The Dark Age Archaic Greece, 800-500 b.c.e. Ethnos and Polis 45 Map Discovery: Greek Cities and Colonies of the Archaic Age Technology of Writing and Warfare Colonists and Tyrants Gender and Power Gods and Mortals Myth and Reason Investigation and Speculation Art and the Individual A Tale of Three Cities Wealthy Corinth Martial Sparta Democratic Athens The Coming of Persia and the End of the Archaic Age Map Discovery: The Persian Empire, ca. 500 b.c.e. A Closer Look The Agony of Athletics Documents The Race of Iron Hector and Andromache Two Faces of Tyranny Image Discovery A Revolution in War-fare Chapter 3 Classical and Hellenistic Greece, 500-100 b.c.e. The Visual Record: Pericles Builds His Parthenon: Politics, Art, and Empire 66 Note: Each chapter ends with Questions for Review, Key Terms, Discovering Western Civilization Online, and Suggestions for Further Reading. War and Politics in the Fifth Century b.c.e. The Persian Wars Thermopylae and Salamis The Athenian Empire Private and Public Life in Athens Pericles and Athens The Peloponnesian War Map Discovery: The Delian League and the Peloponnesian War Athenian Culture in the Hellenic Age The Examined Life Understanding the Past Athenian Drama Art and the Human Image From City-States to Macedonian Empire, 404-323 b.c.e. 82 Politics After the Peloponnesian War Philosophy and the Polis The Rise of Macedon Map Discovery: The Empire of Alexander the Great 87 The Empire of Alexander the Great 87 The Hellenistic World 89 Map Discovery: The Hellenistic Kingdoms 89 Urban Life and Culture 92 Women in Public Life 92 Alexandria 93 Hellenistic Literature 93 Architecture and Art 94 Hellenistic Philosophy 95 Mathematics and Science 98 Cultural Resistance 98 A Closer Look Technology and Innovation The West and the Wider World Representing the Buddha: From Apollo to Christian Saint Documents The Two Faces of Athenian Democracy The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Leading Greeks and Barbarians Alexander Calls a Halt Image Discovery Chapter 4 Early Rome and the Roman Republic, 800-146 b.c.e. The Visual Record: Eternal Rome: From Village to Empire The Western Mediterranean to 509 b.c.e. Merchants of Baal The Western Greeks Map Discovery: Greek and Phoenician Colonies and Trade Italy,s First Civilization From City to Empire, 509-146 b.c.e. 109 Latin Rome Etruscan Rome Rome and Italy Rome and the Mediterranean Map Discovery: The Punic Wars Republican Civilization Farmers and Soldiers The Roman Family Social Effects of Expansion Roman Religion Republican Letters The Crisis of Roman Virtue A Closer Look Hannibal,s Elephants Documents The Twelve Tables Polybius Compares Rome and Carthage Cato,s Slaves Image Discovery Casting a Vote Chapter 5 Imperial Rome, 146 b.c.e.-192 c.e. The Visual Record: The Altar of Augustan Peace: The Making of the Roman Empire The Price of Empire, 146-121 b.c.e. Winners and Losers Optimates and Populares The End of the Republic The Crisis of Government Map Discovery: The Career of Julius Caesar A Life Worth Leading The Augustan Age and the Pax Romana 141 The Empire Renewed 141 Augustus,s Successors 146 Map Discovery: The Roman Empire, 14 and 117 c.e. 147 Religions from the East Jewish Resistance 149 The Origins of Christianity Geographical Tour: A Tour of the Empire The Western Provinces The Eastern Provinces The Culture of Antonine Rome A Closer Look A Day in the Pax Romana-Herculaneum 144 Image Discovery Augustus,s Statue Documents The Reforms of Tiberius Gracchus Cicero on Justice and Reason Peter Announces the Good News Chapter 6 The Transformation of the Classical World The Visual Record: A Bride,s Trousseau: The Synthesis of Christianity and the Classical Tradition The Crisis of the Third Century Enrich the Army and Scorn the Rest An Empire on the Defensive The Barbarian Menace Roman Influence in the Barbarian World The Empire Restored Diocletian, the God-Emperor Map Discovery: The Empire Under Diocletian Constantine, the Emperor of God The Triumph of Christianity Imperial Christianity Map Discovery: The Spread of Christianity Divinity, Humanity, and Salvation The Call of the Desert Monastic Communities Solitaries and Hermits A Parting of the Ways The Barbarization of the West The New Barbarian Kingdoms Map Discovery: Barbarian Migrations and Invasions The Hellenization of the East A Closer Look The Stainless Star of Wisdom,s Discipline Documents Tacitus on the Germans Religious Toleration and Persecution Love in the Two Cities Image Discovery Beholder: In the Eye of the Jesus or Sun God? Chapter 7 The Classical Legacy in the East: Byzantium and Islam The Visual Record: From Temple to Mosque: The Continuity of Civilization in the Eastern Mediterranean The Byzantines Justinian and the Creation of the Byzantine State Emperors and Individuals Map Discovery: Byzantine Empire Under Justinian Families and Villages A Foretaste of Heaven Iconoclasm The Rise of Islam Arabia Before the Prophet Muhammad, Prophet of God The Triumph of Islam The Spread of Islam Map Discovery: The Spread of Islam Authority and Government in Islam Umayyad and 'Abbasid Caliphates Islamic Civilization The Byzantine Apogee and Decline, 1000-1453 The Disintegration of the Empire The Conquests of Constantinople and Baghdad The West and the Wider World Industrial Espionage in the Sixth Century Documents The Qur,an An Arab,s View of Western Medicine A Turkish Guest in Constantinople An Arab in Crusader Jerusalem Image Discovery Haram al-Sharif, or The Dome of the Rock: Theology in Stone Chapter 8 The West in the Early Middle Ages, 500-900 The Visual Record: The Chapel at the Waters: The Western Empire Reborn The Making of the Barbarian Kingdoms, 500-750 Italy: From Ostrogoths to Lombards Map Discovery: The Barbarian Kingdoms, ca. 526 Visigothic Spain: Intolerance and Destruction The Anglo-Saxons: From Pagan Conquerors to Christian Missionaries The Franks: An Enduring Legacy Living in the New Europe Creating the European Peasantry Rural Households Creating the European Aristocracy Aristocratic Lifestyle Governing Europe The Carolingian Achievement Map Discovery: Charlemagne,s Empire, 814 Charlemagne and the Renewal of the West The Carolingian Renaissance Carolingian Government Carolingian Art Geographical Tour: Europe in the Ninth Century England Scandinavia The Slavic World Muslim Spain After the Carolingians: From Empire to Lordships Disintegration of the Empire Map Discovery: The Division of Charlemagne,s Empire Emergence of France and Germany Cluny A Closer Look The Jews in the Early Middle Ages Documents Two Missionaries From Slave to Queen Feuding in the Frankish Kingdom Charlemagne and the Arts Image Discovery Equestrian Emperors Chapter 9 The High Middle Ages The Visual Record: Harold, King of the English The Countryside The Peasantry: Serfs and Freemen The Aristocracy: Warriors and Heiresses The Church: Saints and Monks Crusaders: Soldiers of God Map Discovery: The Crusades Medieval Towns Italian Cities Map Discovery: Medieval Trade Networks Northern Towns The Fairs of Champagne Urban Intellectuals The Invention of the State The Universal States: Empire and Papacy The Nation-States: France and England A Closer Look Cathedrals of Light Documents Visions Like a Flame Pope Urban II Summons a Crusade Saint Francis of Assisi on Humility and Poverty The Great Charter Image Discovery Chapter 10 The Later Middle Ages, 1300-1500 The Visual Record: Webs of Stone and Blood: European Civilization at the End of the Middle Ages Politics as a Family Affair The Struggle for Central Europe Map Discovery: Central and Eastern Europe, ca. 1378 A Hundred Years of War Life and Death in the Later Middle Ages Dancing with Death Map Discovery: Spread of the Black Death and Peasant Revolts The Plague of Insurrection Living and Dying in Medieval Towns The Spirit of the Later Middle Ages The Crisis of the Papacy Map Discovery: The Great Schism Discerning the Spirit of God Heresy and Revolt Religious Persecution in Spain William of Ockham and the Spirit of Truth Vernacular Literature and the Individual Documents The Black Death in Florence A Woman Before the Inquisition Convivencia The West and the Wider World World Trade Centers Image Discovery Chapter 11 The Italian Renaissance The Visual Record: A Dining Al Fresco Renaissance Society The Urban Environment Map Discovery: Largest Cities in Western Europe, ca. 1500 Production and Consumption The Experience of Life The Quality of Life Renaissance Art An Architect, a Sculptor, and a Painter Renaissance Style Michelangelo Renaissance Ideals Humanists and the Liberal Arts Renaissance Science Machiavelli and Politics The Politics of the Italian City-States Map Discovery: Italy, 1494 The Five Powers Venice: A Seaborne Empire Florence: Spinning Cloth into Gold The End of Italian Hegemony, 1450-1527 A Closer Look The Fall of Constantinople Documents On the Family The Renaissance Man The Lion and the Fox The Siege of Constantinople Chapter 12 The European Empires The Visual Record: Astride the World: The Age of Monarchies European Encounters Africa and a Passage to India Map Discovery: Portuguese Explorations Mundus Novus The Spanish Conquests The Legacy of the Encounters Map Discovery: Claims of Spain and Portugal to Overseas Empires Image Discovery Small box Geographical Tour: Europe in 1500: The Age of the New Monarchies Boundaries of Eastern Europe Central Europe Western Europe The Formation of States Eastern Configurations The Western Powers Map Discovery: The Unification of France The Dynastic Struggles Power and Glory The Italian Wars Documents A Momentous Discovery The Halls of Montezuma Last Words The Kingdom of France The West and the Wider World The Columbian Exchange Chapter 13 The Reform of Religion The Visual Record: Sola Scriptura: The Bible and the Reformation The Intellectual Reformation The Print Revolution Map Discovery: The Spread of Printing Christian Humanism The Humanist Movement The Wit of Erasmus The Lutheran Reformation The Spark of Reform Martin Luther,s Faith Lutheranism The Spread of Lutheranism Map Discovery: The Spread of Lutheranism The Protestant Reformation Geneva and Calvin The English Reformation The Reformation of the Radicals The Catholic Reformation The Spiritual Revival Image Discovery Fishing for Souls Loyola,s Pilgrimage The Counter-Reformation Map Discovery: The Religious Divisions of Europe The Empire Strikes Back A Closer Look Utopia Documents A Dutch Wit Luther on Marriage The Eternal Decree Heavenly Vision Chapter 14 Europe at War, 1555-1648 The Visual Record: The Massacre of the Innocents: War and European Society The Crises of the Western States The French Wars of Religion Map Discovery: Religious Divisions in France During the Wars of Religion One King, Two Faiths The World of Philip II The Burgundian Inheritance Map Discovery: Habsburg Lands at the Abdication of Charles V The Revolt of the Netherlands The Struggles in Eastern Europe Kings and Diets in Poland Image Discovery $$$ Muscovy,s Time of Troubles The Rise of Sweden The Thirty Years, War, 1618-1648 Bohemia Revolts The War Widens Map Discovery: Population Loss in Germany During the Thirty Years, War The Long Quest for Peace A Closer Look The Monstrous Regiment of Women Documents The Heart and Stomach of a King Cannibals War Is Hell Fire and Sword Chapter 15 The Experiences of Life in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1650 The Visual Record: Haymaking: Agriculture in a European Community Economic Life Rural Life Image Discovery $$$ Town Life Map Discovery: Grain Supply and Trade in Sixteenth-Century Europe Economic Change Map Discovery: Population Density in Europe, ca. 1600 Social Life Social Constructs Social Structure Social Change Peasant Revolts Private and Community Life The Family Communities Popular Beliefs and the Persecution of Witches A Closer Look Sex and the Married Man Documents Living by One,s Wits The Peasants, Revolt The Devil,s Due Chapter 16 The Royal State in the Seventeenth Century The Visual Record: Fit for a King: The Grandeur of the European Monarchy The Rise of the Royal State Divine Kings The Court and the Courtiers The Taxing Demands of War The Crises of the Royal State The Need to Resist The Right to Resist The English Civil War Image Discovery $$$ Map Discovery: English Civil War The English Revolutions The Zenith of the Royal State The Nature of Absolute Monarchy Absolutism in the East Map Discovery: Expansion of Russia Under Peter the Great The Origins of French Absolutism Louis le Grand Documents The Divinity That Doth Hedge a King A Short, Sharp Shock The Nature of Man A Close Shave The West and the Wider World The Siege of Vienna Glossary Credits Indexshow more