Western Civilization, A Social and Cultural History, Volume II : 1500 to the Present
For introductory courses in Western Civilization.These texts explain why western civilization is worth knowing about. Taking a topical approach, they stress social and cultural themes, they ask, "What is the West?", and incorporates significant discussion 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, 2/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.
- Paperback | 544 pages
- 215.9 x 287 x 25.7mm | 1,524.09g
- 07 Jun 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
I. BEFORE THE WEST. 1. Stone, Bronze, and Word. 2. Armies and Empires. 3. The Greek Polis. 4. The School of Hellas. II. THE ORIGINS OF THE WEST. 5. Our Sea. 6. Pax Romana. 7. Pagans, Jews, and Christians. 8. After Antiquity. III. THE WEST TAKES FORM. 9. Workers, Warriors, and Kings. 10. The Spiritual Sword. 11. In the Name of Profit. IV. THE WEST EXPANDS. 12. City Life. 13. Rebirth in Italy. 14. Of One Church, Many. 15. Absolute Power. 16. Europe Reaches Out. V. THE WEST EXPANDS. 17. The Age of Reason. 18. Town, Court, and Country. 19. Inalienable Rights. 20. Revolution: The End of the Old Regime. VI. THE WEST BECOMES MODERN. 21. Machines in the Garden. 22. Lives of the Other Half. 23. The Concert of Europe. 24. The Western Imperium. 25. Storm, Stress, and Doubt. VII. TOWARDS A NEW WEST. 26. The Mighty Are Fallen. 27. The Triumph of Uncertainty. 28. States in Conflict. 29. The End of Imperialism. 30. Back from Armageddon. 31. Epilogue.