9780130415769

Western Heritage, Volume I, The: To 1715, Brief Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130415769

  • ISBN10:

    0130415766

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For one-quarter/semester introductory-level survey courses in Western Civilization and European History and Civilization; or a supplemental text in Art History or other basic cultural history surveys. This concise survey of Western civilization (based on the best-selling The Western Heritage, Seventh Edition), provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilizationits strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it. This brief edition condenses the central narrativewithout compromising on vocabulary or conceptual levelto make it more fully accessible to today's students, and to allow instructors greater opportunity to supplement the course with extensive outside readings, if desired.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Foundations of Western Civilization in the Ancient World
The Birth of Civilization
1(20)
The Rise of Greek Civilization
21(18)
Classical and Hellenistic Greece
39(21)
Rome: From Republic to Empire
60(20)
The Roman Empire
80(26)
Part 2 The Middle Ages, 476-1300
The Early Middle Ages (476-1000): The Birth of Europe
106(21)
The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000-1300)
127(18)
Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families (1000-1300)
145(20)
Part 3 Europe in Transition, 1300-1750
The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300-1527)
165(16)
Renaissance and Discovery
181(20)
The Age of Reformation
201(23)
The Age of Religious Wars
224(17)
Paths to Constitutionalism and Absolutism: England and France in the Seventeenth Century
241(19)
New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
260(14)
Successful and Unsuccessful Paths to Power (1686-1740)
274

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