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Western Civilizations vol 1,9780393925364

Western Civilizations vol 1

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9780393925364

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0393925366
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Pub. Date:
1/30/2005
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W W Norton & Co Inc
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Table of Contents

Maps
xvii
Chronologies xix
Documents xxi
Preface xxiii
Part I The Ancient Near East
The Origins of Western Civilizations
6(44)
The Stone Age Background
8(1)
The Neolithic Revolution
9(4)
The Development of Civilization in Mesopotamia
13(4)
The Sumerians Enter History
17(10)
The Old Babylonian Empire
27(4)
The Development of Civilization in Egypt
31(15)
Conclusion
46(4)
Digital History: Water: The Primary Element
Gods and Empires in the Ancient Near East, 1700-500 B.C.E.
50(50)
The Indo-European Migrations
52(3)
Egypt in the Second Millennium B.C.E.
55(7)
The ``International System'' of the Late Bronze Age
62(2)
Aegean Civilization: Minoans and Mycenaeans
64(7)
The Small-Scale States of the Early Iron Age
71(8)
The Assyrian Empire
79(7)
The Persians
86(3)
The Development of Hebrew Monotheism
89(4)
Conclusion
93(7)
Part II The Greek and Roman Worlds
The Greek Experiment
100(36)
The Dark Age of Greece (1150-800 B.C.E.)
102(4)
Archaic Greece (800-480 B.C.E.)
106(5)
The Archaic Polis in Action
111(7)
The Persian Wars
118(3)
The ``Golden Age'' of Classical Greece
121(6)
League Building and the Peloponnesian War
127(7)
Conclusion
134(2)
The Expansion of Greece
136(30)
Failures of the Fourth-Century Polis
138(1)
The Cultural and Intellectual Response
139(4)
The Rise of Macedon and the Conquests of Alexander
143(5)
The Hellenistic Kingdoms
148(4)
The Growth of Trade and Urbanization
152(1)
Hellenistic Culture: Philosophy and Religion
153(2)
Hellenistic Culture: Literature and Art
155(4)
Science and Medicine
159(2)
The Transformation of the Polis
161(1)
Conclusion
162(4)
Digital History: Mystery Cults
Roman Civilization
166(38)
Early Italy and the Roman Monarchy
168(2)
The Early Republic
170(5)
The Fateful Wars with Carthage
175(3)
Society and Culture in the Late Republic
178(4)
The Social Struggles of the Late Republic
182(3)
The Principate or Early Empire (27 B.C.E.--180 C.E.)
185(5)
Culture and Life in the Period of the Principate
190(8)
The Crisis of the Third Century (180--284 C.E.)
198(2)
Roman Rule in the West: A Balance Sheet
200(2)
Conclusion
202(2)
Christianity and the Transformation of the Roman World
204(42)
The Reorganized Empire
206(3)
The Emergence and Triumph of Christianity
209(8)
The New Contours of Fourth-Century Christianity
217(7)
The Germanic Invasions and the Fall of the Western Roman Empire
224(2)
The Shaping of Western Christian Thought
226(5)
The Christianization of Classical Culture in the West
231(3)
Eastern Rome and the Western Empire
234(4)
Conclusion
238(8)
Digital History: Wine
Part III The Middle Ages
Rome's Three Heirs: The Byzantine, Islamic, and Early Medieval Worlds
246(40)
The Byzantine Empire and Its Culture
248(6)
The Growth of Islam
254(7)
The Changing Islamic World
261(7)
Western Christian Civilization in the Early Middle Ages
268(5)
The Rise of the Carolingians
273(10)
Conclusion
283(3)
The Expansion Of Europe: Economy, Society, and Politics in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
286(44)
The First Agricultural Revolution
288(4)
The Growth of Towns and Commerce
292(4)
Byzantium, Islam, and the Crusades
296(10)
Social Mobility and Social Inequality in High Medieval Europe
306(3)
Politics and Government
309(2)
Feudalism and the Emergence of National Monarchies
311(14)
Conclusion
325(5)
Digital History: The Marketplace
The High Middle Ages: Religious and Intellectual Developments, 1000-1300
330(40)
The Reform of the Church
332(10)
The Outburst of Religious Vitality
342(7)
The Medieval Intellectual Revival
349(8)
The Blossoming of Literature, Art, and Music
357(6)
Conclusion
363(7)
Part IV From Medieval to Modern
The Later Middle Ages, 1300-1500
370(40)
Economic Depression and the Emergence of a New Equilibrium
372(4)
Social and Emotional Dislocation
376(4)
Trials for the Church and Hunger for the Divine
380(8)
Political Crisis and Recovery
388(6)
Kievan Rus and the Rise of Muscovy
394(4)
Thought, Literature, and Art
398(4)
Advances in Technology
402(2)
Conclusion
404(6)
Digital History: After the Black Death
Commerce, Conquest, and Colonization, 1300-1600
410(24)
The Mongols
412(4)
The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
416(5)
Mediterranean Colonialism
421(7)
Europe Encounters a New World
428(4)
Conclusion
432(2)
The Civilization of the Renaissance, C. 1350-1550
434(34)
The Renaissance and the Middle Ages
436(1)
The Renaissance in Italy
437(8)
The Italian Renaissance: Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
445(9)
The Waning of the Italian Renaissance
454(2)
The Renaissance in the North
456(7)
Conclusion
463(5)
Digital History: Spices
Reformations of Religion
468(30)
The Lutheran Upheaval
470(8)
The Spread of Protestantism
478(5)
The Domestication of the Reformation, 1525-1560
483(3)
The English Reformation
486(4)
Catholicism Transformed
490(5)
Conclusion
495(3)
Religious Wars and State Building, 1540-1660
498(36)
Economic, Religious, and Political Tests
500(2)
A Century of Religious Wars
502(7)
Divergent Paths: Spain, France, and England, 1600-1660
509(9)
The Problem of Doubt and the Quest for Certainty
518(4)
Literature and the Arts
522(6)
Conclusion
528(6)
Part V Early Modern Europe
Absolutism and Empire, 1660-1789
534
The Appeal and Justification of Absolutism
536(2)
Alternatives to Absolutism
538(4)
The Absolutism of Louis XIV
542(7)
The Remaking of Central and Eastern Europe
549(4)
Autocracy in Russia
553(4)
Commerce and Consumption
557(4)
Colonization and Trade in the Seventeenth Century
561(6)
Colonization and Empire
567(5)
Conclusion
572
Digital History: Astrology, Astronomy, and Galileo
Rulers of Principal States 1(5)
Glossary 6(14)
Text Credits 22(2)
Illustration Credits 24(3)
Index 27


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