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The West in the World, Fifth Edition, prompts students to take an active, analytical approach to understanding history and historical change. Readers will come to appreciate that history does not happen in isolation but rather is the consequence of a complex set of intersecting events, forces, and human actions among which there are cause-and-effect links that extend into the present day. As it compellingly tells the story of Western civilization, The West in the World encourages a critical examination and analysis of major events and themes. The fifth edition retains the medium length of previous editions, long enough to present a comprehensive, rich narrative but concise enough to give instructors the flexibility to supplement reading with other sources and books.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to the Sixth Century B.C.E.
Chapter 2. The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000-338 B.C.E.
Chapter 3. The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 336-150 B.C.E.
Chapter 4. Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic, 753-44 B.C.E.
Chapter 5. Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C.E. to 410 C.E.
Chapter 6. A World Divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376-1000
Chapter 7. The Struggle to Bring Order: The Early Middle Ages, ca. 750-1000
Chapter 8. Order Restored: The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
Chapter 9. The West Struggles and Eastern Empires Flourish: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500
Chapter 10. A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance,ca. 1300-1640
Chapter 11. "Alone Before God": Religious Reform and Warfare 1500-1648
Chapter 12. Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450-1700
Chapter 13. The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715
Chapter 14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800
Chapter 15. Competing for Power and Wealth: The Old Regime, 1715-1789
Chapter 16. Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815
Chapter 17. Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850
Chapter 18. Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815-1850
Chapter 19. Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850-1870
Chapter 20. Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914
Chapter 21. Modern Life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850-1914
Chapter 22. Descending Into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914-1920
Chapter 23. Darkening Decades: Recovery, Dictators, and Depression, 1920-1939 00
Chapter 24. Into the Fire Again: World War II, 1939-1945
Chapter 25. Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War,1945-1980s
Chapter 26. Into the Twenty-First Century: The Present in Perspective