Civilization in the West: To 1715

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  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Idea of Western Civilization
The First Civilizations
Otzi's Last Meal: Life and Death in Prehistoric Europe
Before Civilization
The Dominance of Culture
Social Organization, Agriculture, and Religion
Mesopotamia: Between the Two Rivers
The Ramparts of Uruk
Tools: Technology and Writing
Gods and Mortals in Mesopotamia
Sargon and Mesopotamian Expansion
Hammurabi and the Old Babylonian Empire
The Gift of the Nile
Tending the Cattle of God
Democratization of the Afterlife
The Egyptian Empire
Religious and Royal Consolidation under Akhenaten
Between Two Worlds
The Hebrew Alternative
A King Like All the Nations
Nineveh and Babylon
A Closer Look: Discovering the Pharaohs
Documents: The Code of Hammurabi
A Homesick Egyptian
The Kingdom of Israel
Early Greece, 2500-500 B.C.E.
Hecuba and Achilles: The Birth of Greek Civilization
Greece in the Bronze Age to 700 B.C.E.
Islands of Peace
Mainland of War
The Dark Age
Archaic Greece, 700-500 B.C.E.
Ethnos and Polis
Technology of Writing and Warfare
Colonists and Tyrants
Gender and Power
Gods and Mortals
Myth and Reason
Investigation and Speculation
Art and the Individual
A Tale of Three Cities
Wealthy Corinth
Martial Sparta
Democratic Athens
The Coming of Persia and the End of the Archaic Age
A Closer Look: The Agony of Athletics
Documents: Hector and Andromache
The Race of Iron
Two Faces of Tyranny
Classical and Hellenistic Greece, 500-100 B.C.E.
Alexander at Issus: The Spread of Greek Civilization
War and Politics in the Fifth Century B.C.E.
The Persian Wars
Themopylae and Salamis
The Athenian Empire
Private and Public Life in Athens
Pericles and Athens
The Peloponnesian War
Athenian Culture in the Hellenic Age
The Examined Life
Understanding the Past
Athenian Drama
The Human Image
From City-States to Macedonian Empire, 404-323 B.C.E.
Politics After the Peloponnesian War
Philosophy and the Polis
The Rise of Macedon
The Empire of Alexander the Great
The Hellenistic World
Urban Life and Culture
Hellenistic Literature
Art and Architecture
Hellenistic Philosophy
Mathematics and Science
A Closer Look: Technology and Innovation
Documents: The Two Faces of Athenian Democracy
Socrates the Gadfly
Greeks and Barbarians
Alexander Calls a Halt
Early Rome and the Roman Republic, 800-146 B.C.E.
Eternal Rome: From Village to Empire
The Western Mediterranean to 509 B.C.E.
Merchants of Baal
The Western Greeks
Italy's First Civilization
From City to Empire, 509-146 B.C.E.
Latin Rome
Etruscan Rome
Rome and Italy
Rome and the Mediterranean
Republican Civilization
Farmers and Soldiers
The Roman Family
Social Effects of Expansion
Roman Religion
Republican Letters
The Crisis of Roman Virtue
A Closer Look: Hannibal's Elephants
Documents: The Twelve Tables
Polybius Describes the Sack of New Carthage. Cato's Slaves
Imperial Rome, 146 B.C.E.-C.E. 192
The Altar of Augustan Peace: The Making of the Roman Empire
The Price of Empire
Winners and Losers
Optimates and Populares
The End of the Republic
The Crisis of Government
The Civil Wars
A Life Worth Leading
The Augustan Age and the Pax Romana
The Empire Renewed
Augustus's Successors
Religions from the East
Jewish Resistance
The Origins of Christianity
Geographical Tour: A Tour of the Empire
The Western Provinces
The Eastern Provinces
The Culture of Antonine Rome
A Closer Look: A Day in the Pax Romana
Documents: The Reforms of Tiberius Gracchus
Cicero on Justice and Reason
Peter Announces the Good News
The Transformation of The Classical World
A Bride's Trousseau: The Marriage of Christianity and the Classical Tradition
The Crisis of the Third Century
Enrich the Army and Scorn the Rest
An Empire on the Defensive
The Barbarian Menace
Roman Influence in the Barbarian World
The Empire Restored
Diocletian the God-Emperor
Constantine the Emperor of God
The Triumph of Christianity
Imperial Christianity
Divinity, Humanity, and Salvation
The Call of the Desert
Monastic Communities
Solitaries and Hermits
A Parting of the Ways
The Barbarization of the West
The New Barbarian Kingdoms
The Hellenization of the East
A Closer Look: The Stainless Star of Wisdom's Discipline
Documents: Tacitus on the Germans
Religious Toleration and Persecution
Love in the Two Cities
The Classical Legacy in The East: Byzantium and Islam
From Temple to Mosque: The Continuity of Civilization in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Byzantines
Justinian and the Creation of the Byzantine State
Emperors and Individuals
Families and Villages
A Foretaste of Heaven
The Rise of Islam
Arabia Before the Prophet
Muhammad, Prophet of God
The Triumph of Islam
The Spread of Islam
The Islamic Conquest
Authority and Government in Islam
Umayyad and 'Abbasid Calphates
Islamic Civilization
The Byzantine Apogee and Decline 1000-1453
The Disintegration of the Empire
The Conquests of Constantinople and Baghdad
A Closer Look: Harems and Gynaiconites
Documents: The Justinian Code
The Qur'an
An Arab's View of Western Medicine
The West in the Early Middle Ages, 500-900
The Chapel at the Waters: The Western Empire Reborn
The Making of the Barbarian Kingdoms, 500-750
Italy: From Ostrogoths to Lombards
Visigothic Spain: Intolerance and Destruction. The Anglo-Saxons: From Pagan Conquerors to Christian Missionaries
The Franks: An Enduring Legacy
Living in the New Europe
Creating the European Peasantry
Rural Households
Creating the European Aristocracy
Aristocratic Lifestyle
Governing Europe
The Carolingian Achievement
Charlemagne and the Renewal of the West
The Carolingian Renaissance
Carolingian Government
Carolingian Art
Geographical Tour: Europe in the Ninth Century
The Slavic World
Muslim Spain
After the Carolingians: From Empire to Lordships
Disintegration of the Empire
Emergence of France and Germany
A Closer Look: The Jews in the Early Middle Ages
Documents: Two Missionaries
From Slave to Queen
Charlemagne and the Arts
The High Middle Ages
The Royal Tombs at Fontevrault: A Queen and Her Kings
The Countryside
The Peasantry: Serfs and Freemen
The Aristocracy: Warriors and Heiresses
The Church: Saints and Monks
Crusaders: Soldiers of God
Medieval Towns
Italian Cities
Northern Towns
The Fairs of Champagne
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