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The West in the World, Volume I: To 1715

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780077367596

ISBN10:
0077367596
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/19/2010
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Connect students to thestoriesof history. Connect students tosuccessin history. Connect students to theexperienceof history.At McGraw-Hill, we have spent the past few years deepening our understanding of the student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and teaching experiences. The new edition ofThe West in the Worldis a direct result of this in-depth research.The West in the World'snewest edition is also a first in the teaching and learning of Western Civilization. Its groundbreaking web-based digital solution, its unique mid-length and lively narrative, and its rich, outstanding visuals creates a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student success and overall improved course results. Instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct stronger critical thinking skills. Unparalleled coverage of art and culture as well as science and technology sets the stage and provides rich insights into historical time periods and events. The captivating stories and lush images keep students turning the page, helping prepare for class discussion and course work while its groundbreaking digital learning solution enables students to confirm what they know and identify what they don't through engaging interactivities.The West in the Worldillustrates the significance of economic, political, social and cultural interactions that shaped Western civilization while asking students to analyze the events and themes in order to build a greater understanding of the past and an appreciation of history's influence on the present. WithThe West in the World, students are no longer simply reading; they are reading, interacting, and engaging in a visual, auditory, and hands-on learning experience. As students uniquely experience the history of Western Civilization,The West in the Worldpropels students to greater understanding and the achievement of greater course success.ExperienceThe West in the Worldand experience greater course success.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to the Sixth Century B.C.E.

Before Western Civilization

Struggling with the Forces of Nature: Mesopotamia, 3000-ca. 1000 B.C.E.

Rule of the God-King: Ancient Egypt, ca. 3100-1000 B.C.E.

Merchants and Monotheists: Peoples of the Mediterranean Coast, ca. 1300-500 B.C.E

Terror and Benevolence: The Growth of Empires, 1200-500 B.C.E.

Global Context Essay, I. Looking Ahead to the Ancient World: 700 B.C.E. to 400 C.E.

Chapter 2. The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000-338 B.C.E. Timeline: The Big Picture

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Heroes, 000-800 B.C.E.

Emerging from the Dark: Archaic Age, ca. 750-479 B.C.E. 00

Life in the Greek Poleis

Greece Enters Its Classical Age, 479-336 B.C.E.

Destruction, Disillusion, and a Search for Meaning

Chapter 3. The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 336-150 B.C.E.

The Conquest of the Poleis

The Successor Kingdoms, 323-ca. 100 B.C.E.

East Meets West in the Successor Kingdoms

The Search for Truth: Hellenistic Thought, Religion, and Science

Chapter 4. Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic, 753-44 B.C.E.

The Rise of Rome, 753-265 B.C.E.

Family Life and City Life

Expansion and Transformation, 265-133 B.C.E.

The Hellenizing of the Republic

The Twilight of the Republic, 133-44 B.C.E.

Chapter 5. Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C.E. to 410 C.E.

The Pax Romana-27 B.C.E. to 192 C.E.

Life During the Peace of Rome

Crisis and Transformation, 192-ca. 400 C.E.

The Longing for Religious Fulfillment

From Christian Persecution to the City of God, 64-410 C.E.

The Holy Life

Global Context Essay, II. Looking Ahead to the Middle Ages: 400-1400

Chapter 6. A World Divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376-1000

The Making of the Western Kingdoms, ca. 376-750

The Byzantine Empire, ca. 400-1000

Islam, 600-1000

Chapter 7. The Struggle to Bring Order: The Early Middle Ages, ca. 750-1000

Bringing Order with Laws and Leadership

Anglo-Saxon England: Forwarding Learning and Law

Charlemagne and the Carolingians: A New European Empire

Order Interrupted: Vikings and Other Invaders

Manors and Feudal Ties: Order Emerging from Chaos

Chapter 8. Order Restored: The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300

Those Who Work: Agricultural Labor

Those Outside the Order: Town Life

Those Who Fight: Nobles and Knights

The Rise of Centralized Monarchies

Those Who Pray: Imperial Popes and Expanding Christendom

Chapter 9. The West Struggles and Eastern Empires Flourish: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500

Economic and Social Misery

Imperial Papacy Besieged

More Destruction: The Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453

Responses to the Disruption of Medieval Order

Empires in the East

Chapter 10. A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance,ca. 1300-1640

A New Spirit Emerges: Individualism, Realism, and Activism

The Politics of Individual Effort

Individualism as Self-Interest: Life During the Renaissance

An Age of Talent and Beauty: Renaissance Culture and Science

Renaissance of the "New Monarchies" of the North: 1453-1640

Chapter 11. "Alone Before God": Religious Reform and Warfare 1500-1648

The Clash of Dynasties, 1515-1555

A Tide of Religious Reform

The Catholic Reformation

Europe Erupts Again: A Century of Religious Warfare, 1559-1648

Life After the Reformation

Chapter 12. Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450-1700

The World Imagined

The World Discovered

Confrontation of Cultures

The World Market and Commercial Revolution

The World Transformed

Chapter 13. The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715

Stresses in Traditional Society

Royal Absolutism in France

The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe

The Triumph of Constitutionalism

Chapter 14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800

Questioning Truth and Authority

Developing a Modern Scientific View

Supporting and Spreading Science

Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment in Full Stride

Glossary
Credits
Index


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