Annual Editions: Western Civilization, Volume 1: The Earliest Civilizations through the Reformation, 15/e

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  • Copyright: 2008-09-15
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This Fifteenth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, VOLUME 1 provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; and an online instructor's resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Table of Contents

AE: Western CivilizationPrefaceCorrelation GuideTopic GuideInternet
The Earliest Civilizations Unit Overview These articles discuss some of the attributes of early civilizations
The topics discuss the modern methods of archaeology, an Egyptian pharaoh, the Seven Wonders, and several ancient empires
Modern Archaeology
History Today,November 2007 Brian Fagan surveys the history of archaeology and says that a century ago,archaeologistswere casually trained and worked in remote places
In the future, it will be a team effort usingmodern scientific methodssuch as DNA, tree-ring sequences, and climatic records and will come from the laboratory
The Queen Who Would Be King
Smithsonian,September 2006 Elizabeth B. Wilson recounts the history ofHaptshepsut, royal wife, regentand finally apharaoh.Was she a scheming stepmother toPharaoh Thutmose IIIor a very effective ruler who held Egypt until her step-son came of age?
Journey to the Seven Wonders,Tony Perrottet,Smithsonian,June 2004 Though only one of theSeven Wonders of the Ancient Worldstill stands, they still intrigue our imagination
Author Tony Perrottet details thePyramids, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.Why do these monuments still capture our thoughts after 2,000 years?
The Coming of the Sea Peoples
Military History,Winter 1998 About 1200 B.C. a new military force swept southward across the Aegean Sea and into Asia Minor, Cyprus and Canaanżand even reached the borders of Egypt
Where were the“sea peoples,”and how did their weapons and tactics launch amilitary revolutionin the ancient world?
Before Tea Leaves Divination in Ancient Babylonia
Biblical Archaeology Review,March/April 2005 William Halo discusses the use ofhepatoscopy (a form of divination involving the inspection of animal livers)by theAssyrian kings.He sees parallels between ancient liver inspections and modern intelligence
Millennia of Murex,Philippa Scott,Saudi Aramco World,July/August 2006 Although we do not know exactly where the first use ofMurex (a red-purple dye)began, it is evident, according to Philipa Scott, that the finds tell us theMyceneanshad frescos decorations on it
Yet it was thecity of Tyre in Phoenicia (Lebanon),which made this dye so famous that its use became associated with royal power
Greece and Rome: The Classical Tradition Unit Overview These articles focus on Greek and Roman society
Sports, crime, politics, military conquests, women in Etruscan society, and childhood in Rome are discussed
Troy’s Night of the Horse
Military History,March 2007 There have been many theories as to the reality of the Trojan War, but, most historians are convinced that theTrojan Horsewas a fiction
However Barry Strauss suggests that we think of the fall of Troy as anexample of unconventional warfare—Bronze Age style, and that the G
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