Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization, Volume 1

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
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Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction to Students of Western Civilizationp. xiii
About the Authorp. xvi
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizationsp. 1
The First Humansp. 2
The Emergence of Civilizationp. 6
Civilization in Mesopotamiap. 7
Egyptian Civilization: ˘The Gift of the Nile÷p. 18
Opposing Viewpoints: Akhenaten's Hymn to Aten and Psalm 104 of the Hebrew Biblep. 30
On the Fringes of Civilizationp. 33
Images Of Everyday Life: The Egyptian Dietp. 34
The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empiresp. 37
The Hebrews: ˘The Children of Israel÷p. 38
The Neighbors of the Israelitesp. 45
The Assyrian Empirep. 46
The Neo-Babylonian Empirep. 50
The Persian Empirep. 52
The Civilization of The Greeksp. 60
Early Greecep. 61
The Greeks in a Dark Age (c. 1100-c. 750 B.C)p. 64
The World of the Greek City-States (c. 750-c. 500 B.C.)p. 67
The High Point of Greek Civilization: Classical Greecep. 76
Culture and Society of Classical Greecep. 85
Opposing Viewpoints: Women in Athens and Spartap. 94
The Hellenistic Worldp. 99
Macedonia and the Conquests of Alexanderp. 100
The World of the Hellenistic Kingdomsp. 105
Hellenistic Societyp. 112
Culture in the Hellenistic Worldp. 115
Religion in the Hellenistic Worldp. 121
The Roman Republicp. 124
The Emergence of Romep. 125
The Roman Republic (c. 509-264 B.C.)p. 128
The Roman Conquest of the Mediterranean (264-133 B.C.)p. 134
Society and Culture in the Roman Republicp. 139
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Republic (133-31 B.C.)p. 148
The Roman Empirep. 163
The Age of Augustus (31 B.C.-A.D. 14)p. 164
The Early Empire (14-180)p. 171
Images of Everyday Life: Trade the Products of Tradep. 177
Roman Culture and Society in the Early Empirep. 178
Transformation of the Roman World: Crises in the Third Centuryp. 186
Transformation of the Roman World: The Rise of Christianityp. 188
Late Antiquity and the Emergence of the Medieval Worldp. 198
The Late Roman Empirep. 199
Opposing Viewpoints: Two Views of the Hunsp. 204
The Germanic Kingdomsp. 209
Development of the Christian Churchp. 214
The Byzantine Empirep. 224
The Rise of Islamp. 232
European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750-1000p. 239
Europeans and the Environmentp. 240
The World of the Carolingiansp. 240
Disintegration of the Carolingian Empirep. 251
The Emerging World of Lords and Vassalsp. 256
The Zenith of Byzantine Civilizationp. 263
The Slavic Peoples of Central and Eastern Europep. 264
The Expansion of Islamp. 266
The Recovery and Growth of European Society in the High Middle Agesp. 272
Land and People in the High Middle Agesp. 273
The New World of Trade and Citiesp. 281
Opposing Viewpoints: Two Views of Trade and Merchantsp. 284
Images of Everyday Life: Life in a Medieval Townp. 289
The Intellectual and Artistic World of the High Middle Agesp. 291
The Rise of Kingdoms and The Growth of Church Powerp. 303
The Emergence and Growth of European Kingdoms, 1000-1300p. 304
The Recovery and Reform of the Catholic Churchp. 318
Christianity and Medieval Civilizationp. 321
The Crusadesp. 330
Opposing Viewpoints: The Siege of Jerusalem: Christian and Muslim Perspectivesp. 334
The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Centuryp. 339
A Time of Troubles: Black Death and Social Crisisp. 340
War and Political Instabilityp. 348
The Decline of the Churchp. 357
The Cultural World of the Fourteenth Centuryp. 363
Society in an Age of Adversityp. 368
Inventions and New Patternsp. 370
Images of Everyday Life: Entertainment in the Middle Agesp. 371
Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissancep. 375
Meaning and Characteristics of the Italian Renaissancep. 376
The Making of Renaissance Societyp. 377
The Italian States in the Renaissancep. 383
The Intellectual Renaissance in Italyp. 388
Opposing Viewpoints: The Renaissance Prince: The Views of Machiavelli and Erasmusp. 390
The Artistic Renaissancep. 396
The European State in the Renaissancep. 403
The Church in the Renaissancep. 410
Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 415
Prelude to Reformationp. 416
Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germanyp. 419
The Spread of the Protestant Reformationp. 429
Opposing Viewpoints: A Reformation Debate: Conflict at Marburgp. 432
The Social Impact of the Protestant Reformationp. 438
The Catholic Reformationp. 440
Politics and the Wars of Religion in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 445
Europe and The World: New Encounters, 1500-1800p. 456
On the Brink of a New Worldp. 457
New Horizons: The Portuguese and Spanish Empiresp. 460
New Rivals on the World Stagep. 470
Opposing Viewpoints: West Meets East: An Exchange of Royal Lettersp. 478
The Impact of European Expansionp. 483
Toward a World Economyp. 488
State Building and The Search for Order in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 493
Social Crises, War, and Rebellionsp. 494
The Practice of Absolutism: Western Europep. 502
Absolutism in Central, Eastern, and Northern Europep. 513
Limited Monarchy and Republicsp. 523
Images of Everyday Life: Dutch Domesticityp. 527
The Flourishing of European Culturep. 534
Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: The Scientific Revolution and the Emergence of Modern Sciencep. 541
Background to the Scientific Revolutionp. 542
Toward a New Heaven: A Revolution in Astronomyp. 543
Opposing Viewpoints: A New Heaven? Faith Versus Reasonp. 552
Advances in Medicine and Chemistryp. 554
Women in the Origins of Modern Sciencep. 557
Toward a New Earth: Descartes, Rationalism, and a New View of Humankindp. 561
The Scientific Method and the Spread of Scientific Knowledgep. 562
Documents D-1
Index I-1
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