9780077291174

The Western Experience, Volume 1

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077291174

  • ISBN10:

    0077291174

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/8/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

The Western Experienceoffers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science--as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. The updated 10th edition now offers streamlined coverage the early nineteenth century and significantly updated post World War II coverage. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing skills, each chapter is constructed to serve as an example of a historical essay: A historical problem is presented, and arguments are developed using historical evidence.The Western Experienceis available in a single volume as well as two-volume format.

Table of Contents

Preface
The First Civilizations
The Forming of Greek Civilizations
Classical and Hellenistic Greece
The Roman Republic
The Empire and Christianity
The Making of Western Europe
The Empires of the Early Middle Ages (800-1000): Creation and Erosion
Restoration of an Ordered Society
The Flowering of Medieval Civilization
The Urban Economy and the Consolidation of States
Breakdown and Renewal in an Age of Plague
Tradition and Change in European Culture, 1300-1500
Reformations in Religion
Economic Expansion and a New Politics
War and Crisis
Culture and Society in the Age of the Scientific Revolution
The Emergence of the European State System
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