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The West in the World, Complete, MP with ATFI Tracing the Silk Roads, ATFI Envisioning the Atlantic World and PowerWeb

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  • Copyright: 2003-03-14
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE ROOTS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST TO 500 B.C.

~ Before Western Civilization

~ Struggling with the Forces of Nature: Mesopotamia, 3000--ca. 1000 B.C.

~ Rule of the God-King: Ancient Egypt, ca. 3100--1000 B.C.

~ Merchants and Monotheists: Peoples of the Mediterranean Coast, ca. 1300--500 B.C.

~ Terror and Benevolence: The Growth of Empires, 1200-500 B.C.

CHAPTER 2 THE CONTEST FOR EXCELLENCE: GREECE, 2000-338 B.C.

~ The Rise and Fall of Ancient Heroes, 2000--800 B.C.

~ Life in the Greek Poleis, 700-489 B.C.

~ Imperial Athens, 489-431 B.C.

~ Destruction, Disillusion and a Search for Meaning

CHAPTER 3 THE POLEIS BECOME COSMOPOLITAN: THE HELLENISTIC WORLD, 323-150 B.C.

~ The Conquest of the Poleis

~ The Successor Kingdoms, 323--ca. 100 B.C

~ East Meets West in the Successor Kingdoms

~ The Search for Truth: Hellenistic Thought, Religion, and Science

CHAPTER 4 PRIDE IN FAMILY AND CITY: ROME FROM ITS ORIGINS THROUGH THE REPUBLIC, 753--44 B.C.

~ The Rise of Rome, 753--265 B.C.

~ Family Life and City Life

~ Expansion and Transformation, 265-133 B.C.

~ The Hellenizing of the Republic

~ The Twilight of the Republic, 134--44 B.C.

CHAPTER 5 TERRITORIAL AND CHRISTIAN EMPIRES: THE ROMAN EMPIRE, 31 B.C. to A.D. 410

~ The Pax Romana--27 B.C. to A.D. 192

~ Life During the Peace of Rome

~ Crisis and Transformation, A.D. 192--ca. 400

~ The Longing For Religious Fulfillment

~ From Christian Persecution to the City of God, A.D. 64--410

~ The Holy Life

CHAPTER 6 A WORLD DIVIDED: WESTERN KINGDOMS, BYZANTIUM, AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD, ca. 376-1000

~ The Making of the Western Kingdoms, ca. 376-750

~ The Byzantine Empire, ca. 400 1000

~ Islam 600 1000

CHAPTER 7 THE STRUGGLE TO RESTORE ORDER: THE MIDDLE AGES, ca. 750-1000

~ Bringing Order With Laws and Leadership

~ Anglo-Saxon England: Forwarding Learning and Law

~ Charlemagne and the Carolingians: A New European Empire

~ The Struggle for Order in the Church

~ Order Interrupted: Vikings and Other Invaders

~ Manors and Feudal Ties: Order Emerging From Chaos

CHAPTER 8 ORDER PERFECTED: THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES, 1000-1300

~ Those Who Work: Agricultural Labor

~ Those Outside the Order: Town Life

~ Those Who Fight: Nobles and Knights

~ Rise of Centralized Monarchies

~ Those Who Pray: Imperial Popes and Expanding Christendom

CHAPTER 9 DESPAIR IN THE WEST, EMPIRES IN THE EAST: THE LATE MIDDLE AGES, ca. 1300-1500

~ Economic and Social Misery

~ Imperial Papacy Besieged

~ More Destruction: The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453

~ Responses to Disaster and Despair

~ Empires in the East

CHAPTER 10 A NEW SPIRIT IN THE WEST: THE RENAISSANCE, ca. 1300-1640

~ A New Spirit Emerges: Individualism, Realism, and Activism

~ The Politics of Individual Effort

~ Individualism as Self-Interest: Life During the Renaissance

~ An Age of Talent and Beauty: Renaissance Culture and Science

~ Renaissance of the New Monarchies of the North: 1453-1640

CHAPTER 11 "ALONE BEFORE GOD:" RELIGIOUS REFORM AND WARFARE 1500-1648

~ The Clash of Dynasties--1515-1555

~ A Tide of Religious Reform

~ The Catholic Reformation

~ Europe Erupts Again: A Century of Religious Warfare, 1559-1648

~ Life After the Reformation

CHAPTER 12 FAITH, FORTUNE, AND FAME: EUROPEAN EXPANSION, 1450-1700

~ The World Imagined

~ The World Discovered

~ Confrontation of Cultures

~ The World Market and Commercial Revolution

~ The World Transformed

CHAPTER 13 THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL AND SOVEREIGNTY, 1600-1715

~ Stresses in Traditional Society

~ Royal Absolutism in France

~ The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe

~ The Triumph of Constitutionalism

CHAPTER 14 A NEW WORLD OF REASON AND MOTION: THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT, 1600-1800

~ Questioning Truth and Authority

~ Developing a Modern Scientific View

~ Supporting and Spreading Science

~ Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment

~ The Enlightenment in Full Stride

CHAPTER 15 COMPETING FOR POWER AND WEALTH: THE OLD REGIME, 1715-1789

~ Statebuilding and War

~ Changes in Country and City Life

~ The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and the New

~ Culture for the Lower Classes

~ Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution

CHAPTER 16 OVERTURNING THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ORDER: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON, 1789-1815

~ A Great Ferment: Trouble Brewing in France

~ The Constitutional Monarchy: Establishing a New Order

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

CHAPTER 17 FACTORIES, CITIES, AND FAMILIES IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, 1780-1850

~ The Industrial Revolution Begins

~ New Markets, Machines, and Power

~ Industrialization Spreads to the Continent

~ Balancing the Benefits and Burdens of Industrialization

~ Life in the Growing Cities

~ Public Health and Medicine in the Industrial Age

~ Family Ideals and Realities

CHAPTER 18 COPING WITH CHANGE: IDEOLOGY, POLITICS, AND REVOLUTION, 1815-1850

~ The Congress of Vienna: A Gathering of Victors

~ Ideologies: How the World Should Be

~ Restoration and Repression

~ A Wave of Revolution and Reform

~ The Dam Burst: 1848

CHAPTER 19 NATIONALISM AND STATE BUILDING: UNIFYING NATIONS, 1850-1870

~ Building Unified Nation-States

~ The Drive for Italian Unification

~ Germany By Blood and Iron

~ The Fight for National Unity in North America

~ Divided Authority in the Austrian and Ottoman Empires

~ Using Nationalism in France and Russia

CHAPTER 20 MASS POLITICS AND IMPERIAL DOMINATION: DEMOCRACY AND THE NEW IMPERIALISM, 1870-1914

~ Demands for Democracy

~ Insiders and Outsiders: Politics of the Extremes

~ Emigration: Overseas and Across Continents

~ The New Imperialism: The Race for Africa and Asia

CHAPTER 21 MODERN LIFE AND THE CULTURE OF PROGRESS: WESTERN SOCIETY, 1850-1914

~ The Second Industrial Revolution

~ City People

~ Sports and Leisure in the Cities

~ Private Life: Together and Alone at Home

~ Science in an Age of Optimism

~ Culture: Accepting the Modern World

~ From Optimism to Uncertainty

CHAPTER 22 DESCENDING INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: WORLD WAR AND REVOLUTION, 1914-1920

~ On the Path to Total War

~ The Front Lines

~ War on the Home Front

~ To the Bitter End

~ Assessing the Costs of the War

~ The Peace Settlement

~ Revolutions in Russia

CHAPTER 23 DARKENING DECADES: DICTATORS, DEPRESSION, AND WORLD WAR II, 1920-1945

~ Trying to Recover from the Great War, 1919-1919

~ Turning Away From Democracy: Dictatorships and Fascism, 1919-1929

~ Transforming the Soviet Union: 1920-1939

~ The Great Depression: 1929-1939

~ Nazism in Germany

~ The Road to War: 1931-1939

~ World War II 1939-1945

CHAPTER 24 SUPERPOWER STRUGGLES AND GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS: 1945-1980s

~ From Peace to Cold War

~ East and West: Two Paths to Recovery in Europe

~ The Twilight of Colonialism

~ A Sense of Relativity in Thought and Culture

~ Protests, Problems, and New Politics: The 1960s to the 1980s

~ Post-Industrial Society

~ Breakthroughs in Science

CHAPTER 25 INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

~ The Collapse of Communism

~ The World and the West from a Global Perspective

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