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Western Heritage,The Volume A

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Summary

Explore the changing nature of the West

 

Rather than looking at Western civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the West—how the definition of the West has evolved and has been transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West.

 

MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Levack program. Key learning applications include Closer Looks, MyHistoryLibrary, and writing assessment.

 

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This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning– MyHistoryLab is online learning. MyHistoryLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment.
  • Improve Critical Thinking–Critical thinking questions throughout the text help students focus on what they need to learn.  
  • Engage Students–Fine art and photos engage students in the material.
  • Support Instructors– A full set of supplements, including MyHistoryLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need.

Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.

 

Table of Contents

Found in this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Documents   

Maps   

Preface   

About the Authors

What Is the Western Heritage?

 

PART 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization in the Ancient World to 400 C.E.

Chapter 1: The Birth of Civilization 

Chapter 2: The Rise of Greek Civilization   

Chapter 3: Classical and Hellenistic Greece

Chapter 4: Rome: From Republic to Empire          

Chapter 5: The Roman Empire        

 

PART 2: The Middle Ages, 476 C.E.–1300 C.E.

Chapter 6: Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Creating a New European Society and Culture (476–1000)         

Chapter 7: The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000–1300)      

Chapter 8: Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families (1000–1300)      

 

PART 3: Europe in Transition, 1300–1750

Chapter 9: The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300–1453)

Chapter 10: Renaissance and Discovery    

 

Glossary       

Index


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Documents   

Maps   

Preface   

About the Authors

What Is the Western Heritage?

 

PART 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization in the Ancient World to 400 C.E.

Chapter 1: The Birth of Civilization         

Early Humans and Their Culture      

The Paleolithic Age   

The Neolithic Age     

The Bronze Age and the Birth of Civilization         

Early Civilizations to about 1000 B.C.E.     

Mesopotamian Civilization    

Egyptian Civilization  

Ancient Near Eastern Empires        

The Hittites   

The Assyrians

The Second Assyrian Empire

The Neo-Babylonians

The Persian Empire   

Cyrus the Great       

Darius the Great      

Government and Administration      

Religion        

Art and Culture        

Palestine      

The Canaanites and the Phoenicians        

The Israelites

The Jewish Religion  

General Outlook of Mideastern Cultures     

Humans and Nature  

Humans and the Gods, Law, and Justice    

Toward the Greeks and Western Thought  

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

BABYLONIAN WORLD MAP    

Divination in Ancient Mesopotamia  

The Great Flood       

 

Chapter 2: The Rise of Greek Civilization           

The Bronze Age on Crete and on the Mainland to about 1150 B.C.E.     

The Minoans  

The Mycenaeans     

The Greek “Middle Ages” to about 750 B.C.E.       

Greek Migrations      

The Age of Homer    

The Polis      

Development of the Polis     

The Hoplite Phalanx  

The Importance of the Polis 

Expansion of the Greek World        

Magna Graecia        

The Greek Colony     

The Tyrants (about 700–500 B.C.E.)        

The Major States     

Sparta

Athens

Life in Archaic Greece         

Society        

Religion        

Poetry

The Persian Wars     

The Ionian Rebellion 

The War in Greece   

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

Greek Athletics        

THE TRIREME 

Greek Strategy in the Persian War  

 

Chapter 3: Classical and Hellenistic Greece      

Aftermath of Victory 

The Delian League    

The Rise of Cimon    

The First Peloponnesian War: Athens Against Sparta      

The Breach with Sparta      

The Division of Greece        

Classical Greece      

The Athenian Empire 

Athenian Democracy 

The Women of Athens: Legal Status and Everyday Life   

Slavery        

Religion in Public Life 

The Great Peloponnesian War

Causes         

Strategic Stalemate 

The Fall of Athens    

Competition for Leadership in the Fourth Century B.C.E.  

The Hegemony of Sparta    

The Hegemony of Thebes: The Second Athenian Empire  

The Culture of Classical Greece      

The Fifth Century B.C.E.     

The Fourth Century B.C.E.  

Philosophy and the Crisis of the Polis        

The Hellenistic World

The Macedonian Conquest  

Alexander the Great 

The Successors       

Hellenistic Culture    

Philosophy    

Literature     

Architecture and Sculpture  

Mathematics and Science   

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

Going to Court in Athens     

Athenian Democracy—Pro and Con 

THE ERECHTHEUM: PORCH OF THE MAIDENS        

 

Chapter 4: Rome: From Republic to Empire      

Prehistoric Italy       

The Etruscans         

Government  

Religion        

Women         

Dominion       

Royal Rome   

Government  

The Family    

Women in Early Rome

Clientage      

Patricians and Plebeians      

The Republic 

Constitution  

The Conquest of Italy        

Rome and Carthage  

The Republic’s Conquest of the Hellenistic World  

Civilization in the Early Roman Republic     

Religion        

Education     

Slavery        

Roman Imperialism: The Late Republic       

The Aftermath of Conquest 

The Gracchi  

Marius and Sulla      

The Fall of the Republic      

Pompey, Crassus, Caesar, and Cicero       

The First Triumvirate

Julius Caesar and His Government of Rome 

The Second Triumvirate and the Triumph of Octavian     

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

LICTORS       

Two Roman Festivals: The Saturnalia and Lupercalia       

Did Caesar Want to Be King?

 

Chapter 5: The Roman Empire     

The Augustan Principate     

Administration

The Army and Defense

Religion and Morality

Civilization of the Ciceronian and Augustan Ages  

The Late Republic    

The Age of Augustus

Imperial Rome, 14 to 180 C.E.        

The Emperors

The Administration of the Empire    

Women of the Upper Classes

Life in Imperial Rome: The Apartment House        

The Culture of the Early Empire      

The Rise of Christianity       

Jesus of Nazareth    

Paul of Tarsus

Organization  

The Persecution of Christians        

The Emergence of Catholicism       

Rome as a Center of the Early Church       

The Crisis of the Third Century      

Barbarian Invasions  

Economic Difficulties 

The Social Order      

Civil Disorder 

The Late Empire      

The Fourth Century and Imperial Reorganization   

The Triumph of Christianity  

Arts and Letters in the Late Empire

The Preservation of Classical Culture        

Christian Writers      

The Problem of the Decline and Fall of the Empire in the West    

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

SPOILS FROM JERUSALEM ON THE ARCH OF TITUS IN ROME      

Chariot Racing         

Christianity in the Roman Empire—Why Did the Romans Persecute the Christians?        Ancient Warfare     

 

PART 2: The Middle Ages, 476 C.E.–1300 C.E.

Chapter 6: Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Creating a New European Society and Culture (476–1000)  

The Byzantine Empire

The Reign of Justinian        

The Spread of Byzantine Christianity

Persians and Muslims

Islam and the Islamic World 

Muhammad’s Religion

Islamic Diversity      

Islamic Empires        

Byzantium’s Contribution to Islamic Civilization     

The European Debt to Islam

On the Eve of the Frankish Ascendancy    

Germanic Migrations 

New Western Masters        

Western Society and the Developing Christian Church

Monastic Culture

The Doctrine of Papal Primacy       

The Religious Division of Christendom        

The Kingdom of the Franks: From Clovis to Charlemagne

Governing the Franks

The Reign of Charlemagne (768–814)        

Breakup of the Carolingian Kingdom 

Feudal Society

Origins

Vassalage and the Fief       

Daily Life and Religion

Fragmentation and Divided Loyalty 

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

The Battle of the Sexes in Christianity and Islam  

 A MULTICULTURAL BOOK COVER    

Medieval Cooking     

 

Chapter 7: The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000–1300)        

Otto I and the Revival of the Empire         

Unifying Germany     

Embracing the Church        

The Reviving Catholic Church        

The Cluny Reform Movement

The Investiture Struggle: Gregory VII and Henry IV        

The Crusades

The Pontificate of Innocent III (r. 1198–1216)     

England and France: Hastings (1066) to Bouvines (1214)

William the Conqueror         

Henry II        

Eleanor of Aquitaine and Court Culture      

Baronial Revolt and Magna Carta    

Philip II Augustus     

France in the Thirteenth Century: The Reign of Louis IX  

Generosity Abroad    

Order and Excellence at Home       

The Hohenstaufen Empire (1152–1272)     

Frederick I Barbarossa        

Henry VI and the Sicilian Connection        

Otto IV and the Welf Interregnum  

Frederick II   

Romanesque and Gothic Architecture        

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

EUROPEANS EMBRACE A BLACK SAINT       

Christian Jihad, Muslim Jihad Pilgrimages    

 

Chapter 8: Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families (1000–1300)      

The Traditional Order of Life

Nobles

Clergy

Peasants      

Towns and Townspeople     

The Chartering of Towns     

The Rise of Merchants        

Challenging the Old Lords    

New Models of Government 

Towns and Kings      

Jews in Christian Society    

Schools and Universities     

University of Bologna

Cathedral Schools    

University of Paris    

The Curriculum        

Philosophy and Theology     

Women in Medieval Society 

Image and Status    

Life Choices  

Working Women       

The Lives of Children

Children as “Little Adults”    

Childhood as a Special Stage         

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

THE JOYS AND PAINS OF THE MEDIEVAL JOUST   

Children’s Games, Warrior Games    

Faith and Love in the High Middle Ages     

The Invention of Printing in China and Europe      

 

PART 3: Europe in Transition, 1300–1750

Chapter 9: The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300–1453)

The Black Death      

Preconditions and Causes of the Plague    

Popular Remedies     

Social and Economic Consequences

New Conflicts and Opportunities     

The Hundred Years’ War and the Rise of National Sentiment      

The Causes of the War       

Progress of the War

Ecclesiastical Breakdown and Revival: The Late Medieval Church

The Thirteenth-Century Papacy     

Boniface VIII and Philip the Fair     

The Avignon Papacy (1309–1377)  

John Wycliffe and John Huss

The Great Schism (1378–1417) and the Conciliar Movement in the Church to 1449

Medieval Russia       

Politics and Society  

Mongol Rule (1243–1480)    

In Perspective         

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings 

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

A BURIAL SCENE FROM THE BLACK DEATH 

Dealing with Death   

Who Runs the World: Priests or Princes?   

 

Chapter 10: Renaissance and Discovery           

The Renaissance in Italy (1375–1527)      

The Italian City-States       

Humanism     

High Renaissance Art

Slavery in the Renaissance   3

Italy’s Political Decline: The French Invasions (1494–1527)        

Charles VIII’s March Through Italy  

Pope Alexander VI and the Borgia Family   

Pope Julius II 

Niccolò Machiavelli   

Revival of Monarchy in Northern Europe    

France

Spain 

England        

The Holy Roman Empire       

The Northern Renaissance   

The Printing Press

Erasmus

Humanism and Reform         

Voyages of Discovery and the New Empires in the West and East         

The Portuguese Chart the Course   

The Spanish Voyages of Columbus  

The Spanish Empire in the New World       

The Church in Spanish America      

The Economy of Exploitation

Mining

The Impact on Europe        

In Perspective

Key Terms    

Review Questions     

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments   

The Renaissance Garden     

LEONARDO PLOTS THE PERFECT MAN       

Is the “Renaissance Man” a Myth?  

 

Glossary       

Index



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