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Civilization in the Westblends social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and bring history to life. The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by an image-based approach. "The Visual Record" chapter openers draw students in by using illustrations that underscore a dominant theme of the chapter. New "Image Discovery" features guide students to interrogate images, understand their contexts, and unpack their multiple meanings. The dramatic, changing contours of the West are explored through an exceptional map program, throughMap Discoveryfeatures, and throughGeographical Tours of Europe.
Table of Contents
Detailed ContentsDocumentsMapsChronologies, Genealogies, and FiguresPrefaceSupplements 0About the AuthorsIntroductionThe Idea of Western Civilization 1Chapter 1The First Civilizations 3The Visual Record:otzi's Last Meal: Tradition and Innovation in Prehistoric EuropeBefore CivilizationThe Dominance of CultureSocial Organization, Agriculture, and ReligionMesopotamia: Between the Two RiversMap Discovery: The Ancient WorldThe Ramparts of UrukTools: Technology and WritingGods and Mortals in MesopotamiaSargon and Mesopotamian ExpansionHammurabi and the Old Babylonian EmpireThe Gift of the NileTending the Cattle of GodDemocratization of the AfterlifeThe Egyptian EmpireMap Discovery: The Egyptian EmpireReligious and Royal Consolidation Under AkhenatenBetween Two WorldsThe Hebrew AlternativeA King Like All the NationsExileNinevehand BabylonThe Assyrian EmpireThe New Babylonian EmpirePersian ExpansionA Closer LookDiscovering the PharaohsThe West and the Under WorldThe First European ImmigrantsDocumentsThe Code of HammurabiA Homesick EgyptianThe Kingdom of IsraelChapter 2Early Greece, 25 5 b.c.e.The Visual Record:Hecuba and Achilles: The Birth of Greek CivilizationGreecein the Bronze Age to 8 b.c.e.Islands of PeaceMap Discovery: Greece in the Bronze AgeMainland of WarThe Dark AgeArchaic Greece, 8 5 b.c.e.Ethnos and Polis 45Map Discovery: Greek Cities and Colonies of the Archaic AgeTechnology of Writing and WarfareColonists and TyrantsGender and PowerGods and MortalsMyth and ReasonInvestigation and SpeculationArt and the IndividualA Tale of Three CitiesWealthy CorinthMartial SpartaDemocratic AthensThe Coming of Persia and the End of the Archaic AgeMap Discovery: The Persian Empire, ca. 5 b.c.e.A Closer LookThe Agony of AthleticsDocumentsThe Race of IronHector and AndromacheTwo Faces of TyrannyImage DiscoveryA Revolution in War-fareChapter 3Classical and Hellenistic Greece, 5 1 b.c.e.The Visual Record:Pericles Builds His Parthenon: Politics, Art, and Empire 66Note: 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 WarsThermopylae and SalamisThe Athenian EmpirePrivate and Public Life in AthensPericles and AthensThe Peloponnesian WarMap Discovery: The Delian League and the Peloponnesian WarAthenian Culture in the Hellenic AgeThe Examined LifeUnderstanding the PastAthenian DramaArt and the Human ImageFrom City-States to Macedonian Empire, 404 323 b.c.e. 82Politics After the Peloponnesian WarPhilosophy and the PolisThe Rise of MacedonMap Discovery: The Empire of Alexander the Great 87The Empire of Alexander the Great 87The Hellenistic World 89Map Discovery: The Hellenistic Kingdoms 89Urban Life and Culture 92Women in Public Life 92Alexandria 93Hellenistic Literature 93Architecture and Art 94Hellenistic Philosophy 95Mathematics and Science 98Cultural Resistan