The West in the World, Updated Edition with Primary Source Investigator and PowerWeb

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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There's a new source for primary sources: The West in the World. The updated edition features a new emphasis on primary sources, within the text, on the accompanying Primary Source Investigator CD, and on the text's website. In this social history woven into a political and cultural framework, Sherman and Salisbury examine how the West influenced and was influenced by civilizations around the globe. This groundbreaking text distinguishes itself by fully integrating visual history within the narrative. The authors show that works of art serve as primary sources of information about specific periods in history. The West in the World also includes visual learning tools such as "Thinking about Geography" maps with guiding questions, and timelines at the beginning and end of each chapter. This complete, innovative coverage of western civilization is a midsize book, providing more detail than brief books do, without being unmanageable (as some larger survey texts have become).

Table of Contents

1. The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to 500 B.C.

2. The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000-338 B.C.

3. The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 323-150 B.C.

4. Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic

5. Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C. to A.D. 410

6. A World divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376-1000

7. The Struggle to Restore Order: The Middle Ages, ca. 750-1000

8. Order Perfected: The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300

9. Despair in the West, Empires in the East: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500

10. A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance, ca. 1300-1640

11. "Alone Before God": Religious Reform and Warfare 1500-1648

12. Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450-1700

13. The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715

14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800

15. Competing for Power and Wealth: The Old Regime, 1715-1789

16. Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon

17. Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850

18. Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815-1850

19. Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850-1870

20. Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914

21. Modern life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850-1914

22. Descending Into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914-1920

23. Darkening Decades: Dictators, Depression, and World War II, 1920-1945

24. Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War, 1945-1980s

25. Into the Twenty-First Century: The Present in Perspective

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