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Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society: Complete Edition

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780395959350

ISBN10:
0395959357
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/20/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This survey text presents the Western intellectual tradition within a chronology of political history. Known for its accessible writing style, Western Civilization appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content. New technology resources, including Houghton Mifflin's Eduspace course management system, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.In the Eighth Edition, several new pedagogical features support students throughout the term. Chapter-opening focus questions direct students to important themes, while a glossary reinforces key terms and concepts. New icons in the text direct students to online resources such as maps, primary sources, and practice test questions. In addition, the new edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color maps with physical geography essays, and primary source excerpts.

Table of Contents

Maps
xxi
Chronologies xxiii
Preface xxv
Part One The Ancient World: Foundation of the West to A.D. 500 2(194)
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
4(29)
The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual
33(17)
The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics
50(24)
Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason
74(28)
The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion
102(17)
The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire
119(22)
The Roman Empire: A World-State
141(30)
Early Christianity: A World Religion
171(25)
Part Two The Middle Ages: The Christian Centuries 500-1400 196(102)
The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom
198(30)
The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal
228(30)
The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis
258(21)
The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution
279(19)
Part Three Early Modern Europe: from Renaissance to Enlightenment 1350--1789 298(164)
The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age
300(23)
The Reformation: Shattering of Christendom
323(25)
European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations
348(29)
The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State
377(33)
The Scientific Revolution: The Mechanical Universe and Its Implications
410(18)
The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform
428(34)
Part Four An Age of Revolution: Liberal, National, Industrial 1789--1848 462(122)
The French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality
464(26)
Napoleon: Subverter and Preserver of the Revolution
490(19)
The Industrial Revolution: The Transformation of Society
509(22)
Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century
531(30)
Europe, 1815--1848: Revolution and Counterrevolution
561(23)
Part Five An Age of Contradiction: Progress and Breakdown 1848--1914 584(142)
Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism
586(25)
The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism
611(26)
The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization
637(30)
Western Imperialism: Global Dominance
667(28)
Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts
695(31)
Part Six World Wars and Totalitarianism: The West in Crisis 1914--1945 726(138)
World War I: The West in Despair
728(37)
An Era of Totalitarianism
765(43)
Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism
808(27)
World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance
835(29)
Part Seven The Contemporary World: The Global Age Since 1945 864(46)
Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945--1985
866(21)
The Troubled Present
887(23)
Epilogue: The Western Tradition in a Global Age 910
Index I-1


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