Western Civilization

Western Civilization : A Social and Cultural History, Combined Brief Edition

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For courses in Introductory Western Civilization or European or Western History.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.show more

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  • Paperback | 728 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 33mm | 1,632.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Brief
  • 0130289248
  • 9780130289247

Table of contents

I. THE ORIGINS OF THE WEST. From the First Civilizations to Alexander the Great (Prehistory-300 B.C.E.). 1. Stone, Bronze, and Word. 2. Armies and Empires. 3. The Greek Polis. 4. The School of Hellas.II. THE ORIGINS OF THE WEST. From Roman Dominion to the New Peoples of Europe (300 B.C.E.-1300 C.E.). 5. Our Sea. 6. Pax Romana. 7. Pagans, Jews, and Christians. 8. After Antiquity.III. THE WEST TAKES FORM. Medieval Society, Politics, Economy, and Culture (500-1500). 9. Workers, Warriors, and Kings.10. The Spiritual Sword.11. In the Name of Profit.IV. THE WEST EXPANDS. The Self, the State, the World (1200-1750).12. City Life.13. Rebirth in Italy.14. Of One Church, Many.15. Absolute Power.16. Europe Reaches Out.V. THE WEST EXPANDS. Science, Enlightenment, and Revolution (1500-1900).17. The Age of Reason.18. Town, Court, and Country.19. Inalienable Rights.20. Revolt and Reorganization in Europe.VI. THE WEST BECOMES MODERN. Industrialization, Imperialism, Ideologies (1750-1914).21. Machines in the Garden.22. Lives of the Other Half.23. The Western Imperium.24. Storm, Stress and Doubt.VII. TOWARD A NEW WEST. Post-War, Post-Modern, Post Industrial (1914-2000).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.show more