Western Civilization

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 1999-07-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This survey text presents the Western intellectual tradition within a chronology of political history. Known for its accessible writing style, Western Civilization appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content. New technology resources, including Houghton Mifflin's Eduspace course management system, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.In the Eighth Edition, several new pedagogical features support students throughout the term. Chapter-opening focus questions direct students to important themes, while a glossary reinforces key terms and concepts. New icons in the text direct students to online resources such as maps, primary sources, and practice test questions. In addition, the new edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color maps with physical geography essays, and primary source excerpts.

Table of Contents

The Ancient World: Foundation of the West to A.D. 500
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
The Rise to Civilization
Mesopotamian Civilization
Egyptian Civilization
Empire Builders
The Religious Orientation of the Near East
The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual Outline of Hebrew
History God: One, Sovereign, Transcendent, Good
The Individual and Moral Autonomy
The Covenant and the Law
The Hebrew Idea of History
The Prophets
The Legacy of the Ancient Jews
The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics
Early Aegean Civilizations
The Rise of Hellenic Civilization
Evolution of the City-State Athenian Greatness
The Decline of the City-States
The Dilemma of Greek Politics
Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason Philosophy Art
Poetry and Drama History
The Greek Achievement: Reason, Freedom, Humanism
The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion Alexander the Great
Hellenistic Society
Hellenistic Culture
The Hellenistic Legacy
The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire
Evolution of the Roman Constitution
Roman Expansion to 146 B.C. Culture in the Republic
The Collapse of the Republic
The Roman Empire: A World-State
Augustus and the Foundations of the Roman Empire
The Pax Romana Signs of Trouble
The Decline of Rome
The Roman Legacy
Early Christianity: A World Religion Origins of Christianity
The Spread and Triumph of Christianity
The Growth of Christian Organization, Doctrine, and Attitudes Saint
Augustine: The Christian World-View
Christianity and Classical Humanism: Alternative World-Views
The Middle Ages: The Christian Centuries, 5001400
The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom
Byzantine Civilization: The Medieval Christian
East Islamic Civilization: Its Development and Dissemination
Latin Christendom: The Rise of Europe Art
Essay: The Art of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages
The Church: Shaper of Medieval Civilization
The Kingdom of the Franks Medieval Society
The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal Economic Expansion
The Rise of States
The Growth of Papal Power Christians and Jews
The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis Revival of Learning
The Medieval World-View
Philosophy-Theology Science
The Recovery of Roman Law
Literature Architecture
The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution
An Age of Adversity
The Decline of the Papacy
Breakup of the Thomistic Synthesis
The Middle Ages and the Modern World: Continuity and Discontinuity
Early Modern Europe: From Renaissance to Enlightenment, 13501789
The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age
Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance
The Renaissance Outlook: Humanism and Secular
Politics Renaissance Art
The Spread of the Renaissance Art Essay: The Renaissance
The Renaissance and the Modern Age
The Reformation: The Shattering of Christendom
The Medieval Church in Crisis
The Lutheran Revolt
The Spread of the Reformation
The Catholic Response
The Reformation and the Modern Age
European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations European Expansion
The Price Revolution
The Expansion of Agriculture
The Expansion of Trade and Industry
The Growth of Capitalism
The Elite and the People
Economic and Social Transformations
The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State
Monarchs and Elites as State Builders
The Rise and Fall of Hapsburg Spain
The Growth of French Power
The Growth of Limited Monarchy and Constitutionalism in England
The Netherlands: A Bourgeois Republic
The Holy Roman Empire: The Failure to Unify Germany
The Emergence of Austria and Prussia Russia
The State and
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