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Western Civilizations,9780393925562

Western Civilizations

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9780393925562

ISBN10:
0393925560
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/15/2005
Publisher(s):
W W Norton & Co Inc
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The resulting book is approximately one-third shorter and one-third less expensive. The pedagogical format and chapter structure of the full edition have been maintained in the Brief Edition, and students will also have unrestricted access to the full ancillary package, including the Digital History Center.

Table of Contents

Maps
xvii
Chronologies xix
Documents xxi
Preface xxiii
Part I The Ancient Near East
The Origins of Western Civilizations
6(34)
The Stone Age Background
8(1)
The Neolithic Revolution
8(3)
The Development of Civilization in Mesopotamia
11(3)
The Sumerians Enter History
14(7)
The Old Babylonian Empire
21(4)
The Development of Civilization in Egypt
25(10)
Conclusion
35(5)
Digital History: Water: The Primary Element
Gods and Empires in the Ancient Near East, 1700--500 B.C.E.
40(40)
The Indo-European Migrations
42(3)
Egypt in the Second Millennium B.C.E.
45(4)
The ``International System'' of the Late Bronze Age
49(3)
Aegean Civilization: Minoans and Mycenaeans
52(4)
The Small-Scale States of the Early Iron Age
56(5)
The Assyrian Empire
61(6)
The Persians
67(3)
The Development of Hebrew Monotheism
70(3)
Conclusion
73(7)
Part II The Greek and Roman Worlds
The Greek Experiment
80(28)
The Dark Age of Greece (1150--800 B.C.E.)
82(2)
Archaic Greece (800--480 B.C.E.)
84(3)
The Archaic Polis in Action
87(5)
The Persian Wars
92(3)
The ``Golden Age'' of Classical Greece
95(4)
League Building and the Peloponnesian War
99(6)
Conclusion
105(3)
The Expansion of Greece
108(24)
Failures of the Fourth-Century Polis
110(1)
The Cultural and Intellectual Response
110(3)
The Rise of Macedon and the Conquests of Alexander
113(5)
The Hellenistic Kingdoms
118(3)
The Growth of Trade and Urbanization
121(1)
Hellenistic Culture: Philosophy and Religion
121(2)
Hellenistic Culture: Literature and Art
123(3)
Science and Medicine
126(1)
The Transformation of the Polis
127(1)
Conclusion
128(4)
Digital History: Mystery Cults
Roman Civilization
132(28)
Early Italy and the Roman Monarchy
134(1)
The Early Republic
135(3)
The Fateful Wars with Carthage
138(3)
Society and Culture in the Late Republic
141(3)
The Social Struggles of the Late Republic
144(2)
The Principate or Early Empire (27 B.C.E.--180 C.E.)
146(4)
Culture and Life in the Period of the Principate
150(5)
The Crisis of the Third Century (180--284 C.E.)
155(1)
Roman Rule in the West: A Balance Sheet
156(2)
Conclusion
158(2)
Christianity and the Transformation of the Roman World
160(34)
The Reorganized Empire
162(3)
The Emergence and Triumph of Christianity
165(7)
The New Contours of Fourth-Century Christianity
172(2)
The Germanic Invasions and the Fall of the Western Roman Empire
174(2)
The Shaping of Western Christian Thought
176(4)
The Christianization of Classical Culture in the West
180(2)
Eastern Rome and the Western Empire
182(3)
Conclusion
185(9)
Digital History: Wine
Part III The Middle Ages
Rome's Three Heirs: The Byzantine, Islamic, and Early Medieval Worlds
194(30)
The Byzantine Empire and Its Culture
196(4)
The Growth of Islam
200(6)
The Changing Islamic World
206(5)
Western Christian Civilization in the Early Middle Ages
211(3)
The Rise of the Carolingians
214(8)
Conclusion
222(2)
The Expansion of Europe: Economy, Society, and Politics in the High Middle Ages, 1000--1300
224(36)
The First Agricultural Revolution
226(3)
The Growth of Towns and Commerce
229(4)
Byzantium, Islam, and the Crusades
233(8)
Social Mobility and Social Inequality in High Medieval Europe
241(2)
Politics and Government
243(1)
Feudalism and the Emergence of National Monarchies
244(10)
Conclusion
254(6)
Digital History: The Marketplace
The High Middle Ages: Religious and Intellectual Developments, 1000--1300
260(32)
The Reform of the Church
262(8)
The Outburst of Religious Vitality
270(5)
The Medieval Intellectual Revival
275(6)
The Blossoming of Literature, Art, and Music
281(5)
Conclusion
286(6)
Part IV From Medieval to Modern
The Later Middle Ages, 1300--1500
292(30)
Economic Depression and the Emergence of a New Equilibrium
294(3)
Social and Emotional Dislocation
297(3)
Trials for the Church and Hunger for the Divine
300(5)
Political Crisis and Recovery
305(5)
Kievan Rus and the Rise of Muscovy
310(3)
Thought, Literature, and Art
313(3)
Advances in Technology
316(2)
Conclusion
318(4)
Digital History: After the Black Death
Commerce, Conquest, and Colonization, 1300--1600
322(20)
The Mongols
324(3)
The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
327(4)
Mediterranean Colonialism
331(5)
Europe Encounters a New World
336(4)
Conclusion
340(2)
The Civilization of the Renaissance, c. 1350--1550
342(26)
The Renaissance and the Middle Ages
344(1)
The Renaissance in Italy
345(6)
The Italian Renaissance: Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
351(6)
The Waning of the Italian Renaissance
357(2)
The Renaissance in the North
359(4)
Conclusion
363(5)
Digital History: Spices
Reformations of Religion
368(24)
The Lutheran Upheaval
370(6)
The Spread of Protestantism
376(4)
The Domestication of the Reformation, 1525--1560
380(2)
The English Reformation
382(3)
Catholicism Transformed
385(4)
Conclusion
389(3)
Religious Wars and State Building, 1540--1660
392(30)
Economic, Religious, and Political Tests
394(1)
A Century of Religious Wars
395(5)
Divergent Paths: Spain, France, and England, 1600--1660
400(8)
The Problem of Doubt and the Quest for Certainty
408(2)
Literature and the Arts
410(6)
Conclusion
416(6)
Part V Early Modern Europe
Absolutism and Empire, 1660--1789
422(2)
The Appeal and Justification of Absolutism
424(1)
Alternatives to Absolutism
424(4)
The Absolutism of Louis XIV
428(6)
The Remaking of Central and Eastern Europe
434(2)
Autocracy in Russia
436(4)
Commerce and Consumption
440(2)
Colonization and Trade in the Seventeenth Century
442(5)
Colonization and Empire
447(4)
Conclusion
451
Digital History: Astrology, Astronomy, and Galileo
Rulers of Principal States 1(5)
Glossary 6(16)
Text Credits 22(2)
Illustration Credits 24(3)
Index 27


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