Western Civilization Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-29
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 9th Edition covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Ninth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines and full-color maps with physical geography essays. New technology resources, including an interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.

Table of Contents

The Ancient World: Foundation Of The West To A.D. 500
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual
The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics
Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason
The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion
The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire
The Roman Empire: A World-State
Early Christianity: A World Religion
The Middle Ages: The Christian Centuries, 500-1400
The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom
The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal
The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis
The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution
Early Modern Europe: From Renaissance To Enlightenment, 1350-1789
The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age
The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity
European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations
The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State
The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism
The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform
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