Western Civilization Beyond Boundaries, Volume I: To 1715

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Western Civilization, 5/e, is distinguished for its wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. Recognizing that factors outside the continent affected European history, the authors highlight Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, "The Global Record." Carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, the Fifth Edition incorporates new pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and streamlined organization--featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units--lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors.

Table of Contents

The Ancestors of the West
Origins, to ca. 3000 B.C
Mesopotamia, to ca. 1600 B.C
Egypt, to ca. 1100 B.C
Widening Horizons: The Levant and Anatolia, 2500-1150 B.C
The Visual Record: The Iceman and His World
The Sword, the Book, and the Myths: Western Asia and Early Greece
Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, and Persians, ca. 1200-330 B.C
Israel, ca. 1500-400 B.C
Early Greece, to ca. 725 B.C
The Visual Record: The Trojan War
The Age of the Polis in Greece, ca. 750-350 B.C
Society and Politics in Archaic Greece, ca. 750-500 B.C
The Culture of Archaic Greece
Classical Greece
The Public Culture of Classical Greece
The Visual Record: The Parthenon
Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Civilization, ca. 350-30 B.C
Philip and Alexander
The Hellenistic Kingdoms, 323-30 B.C
Alexandrian Culture
The Turn Inward: New Philosophies, New Faiths
The Visual Record: Images of Cleopatra
Rome, from Republic to Empire
Before the Republic, 753-509 B.C
The Early And Middle Republic at Home, ca. 509-133 B.C
The Early And Middle Republic Abroad, ca. 509-133 B.C
The Late Republic And Its Collapse, 133-31 B.C
The Visual Record: From Poseidonia to Paestum
Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.-A.D
Augustus and the Principate, 31 B.C.-A.D
The Roman Peace and Its Collapse, A.D. 69-284
Early Christianity
The Visual Record: Gladiators
The World of Late Antiquity, 284-ca.600
Rebuilding the Roman Empire, 284-395
The Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, 313-604
The Rise of Germanic Kingdoms in the West, ca. 370-530
The Roman Empire in the East, 395-565
Society and Culture in Late Antiquity
The Written Record: Two Views of the Huns
The Global Record: Christianity Arrives in Nubia
The Visual Record: The Ravenna Mosaics
Early Medieval Civilizations, 600-900
The Islamic East
The Byzantine Empire
Catholic Kingdoms in the West
The Carolingian Empire
Early Medieval Economies and Societies
The Visual Record: Icons
The Expansion of Europe in the High Middle Ages, 900-1300
Economic Expansion
The Heirs of the Carolingian Empire: Germany, Italy, and France
The British Isles
The Growth of New States
The Crusades
The Visual Record: The Medieval Castle
Medieval Civilization at Its Height, 900-1300
The Traditional Orders of Society
Social and Religious Movements, ca. 1100-1300
Latin Culture: From Schools to Universities
The Vernacular Achievement
The Visual Record: Stained Glass
Crisis and Recovery in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1500
The Crisis of the Western Christian Church
War and the Struggle over Political Power, 1300-1450
Crisis in Economy and Society
The Consolidation of Political Power, 1450-1500
The Visual Record: A Painting of the Plague
The Renaissance
Humanism and Culture in Italy, 1300-1500
Painting and the Arts, 1250-1550
The Spread of the Renaissance, 1350-1536
The Renaissance and Court Society
The Visual Record: Renaissance Marriage Chests
European Overseas Expansion to 1600
The European Background, 1250-1492
Portuguese Voyages of Exploration, 1350-1515
Spanish Voyages of Exploration, 1492-1522
Spain's Colonial Empire, 1492-1600
The Columbian Exchange
The Visual Record: "The Mulattos of Esmeraldas
The Age of the Reformation
The Reformation Movements, ca. 1517-1545
The Empire of Charles V (r. 1519-1556)
The English Reformation, 1520-1603
France, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe, 1523-1560
The Late Reformation, ca. 1545-1600
The Visual Record: A Reformation Woodcut
Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1648
Imperial Spain and the Limits of Royal Power
Religious and Political Conflict in France and England
Religious and Political Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe
Economic Change and Social Tensions
Writing, Drama, and Art in an Age of Upheaval
The Visual Record: Baroque Art
Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, ca. 1640-1715
France in the Age of Absolutism
The English Civil War and Its Aftermath
New Powers in Central and Eastern Europe
The Expansion of Overseas Trade and Settlement
The Visual Record: Table Manners
A Revolution in World-View
The Revolution in Astronomy, 1543-1632
The Scientific Revolution Expands, ca. 1600-1700
The New Science in Context: Society, Politics, and Religion
The Visual Record: Modern Maps
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