Western Civilization : A Social and Cultural History, Volume A: To 1500
For introductory courses in Western Civilization.This text explains why Western civilization is worth knowing about. It takes a consistently topical approach, stressing social and cultural themes in conjunction with the political narrative, and incorporates significant discussion of peoples and civilizations outside the boundaries of the West. Written by a single author, it is accompanied by rich visual images, textual excerpts, "boxes", timelines, charts and maps, all closely related to the narrative.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 190.5 x 246.38 x 22.86mm | 997.9g
- 25 Feb 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
I. THE ORIGINS OF 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. Revolt and Reorganization in Europe. VI. THE WEST BECOMES MODERN. 21. Machines in the Garden. 22. Lives of the Other Half. 23. The Western Imperium. 24. Storm, Stress, and Doubt. VII. TOWARDS A NEW WEST. 25. The Mighty Are Fallen. 26. The Triumph of Uncertainty. 27. States in Conflict. 28. The End of Imperialism. 29. Back from Armageddon. 30. Epilogue.