The Western Perspective A History of Civilization in the West (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-07-29
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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True to its title, THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE focuses on the Western experience, while also placing that experience in the wider context of developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific. Accessible and clearly written, Cannistraro and Reich's text illustrates the causal connections across cultures and historical periods, conveying the record of human struggle and achievement, of conflict and community, of cultural diversity, of economic and technological developments, and of social change. The text's unique cultural perspective and theme and its unusually rich coverage of cultural history offer vivid images that communicate the full range of human experience. The "Perspectives" theme, which appears in every part and topic opener and in features, gives the book its unifying motif. Meanwhile, the book's flexible, modular structure ensures that you can easily adapt the text to your syllabus. THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Complete Volume, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-VIII) ISBN: 053461065X THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume I: To 1715, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-VI) ISBN: 0534610668 THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume II: Since 1500, Second Edition (Contains Parts IV-VIII) ISBN: 0534610676 THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume A: To 1500, Second Edition (Contains Parts I-IV) ISBN: 0534610692 THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume B: 1300-1815, Second Edition (Contains Parts III-VII) ISBN: 0534610706 THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Volume C: 1789-Present, Second Edition (Contains Parts VI-VIII) ISBN: 0534610714 THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Alternative Volume: Since 1300, Second Edition (Parts III-VIII, Topics 20-95) ISBN: 0534610684

Table of Contents

The Ancient World
People Before History
Mesopotamia and Its Cities
Egypt of the Pharaohs
Other Peoples in the Ancient Near East
Art and Belief in the Ancient World
The Structure and Economic Life of Ancient Society
Classical Antiquity
The Emergence of Greece: From Bronze to Iron
The Greeks in the Archaic Era
The Greek World in Conflict: the Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath
The Classical Vision
The Life and Commerce of Classical Greece
Alexander and the Hellenistic Age
The Rise of Rome
Romans of the Republic
The Collapse of the Roman Republic
The Empire: From Augustus to Marcus Aurelius
Politics and the Arts: Roman Imperial Culture
Daily Life in the Roman World
Christianity and the Crisis of Empire
Medieval Europe
Politics After Rome: the Germanic Kingdoms
Early Medieval Christianity
Byzantium: the Eastern Empire
Europe and Islam
The First Europe: the West in the Age of Charlemagne
The Social Order of Medieval Europe
The Feudal Monarchies
The Militant Church: Reform and the Papacy
Scholars, Troubadours, and Builders
Monarchy and Its Limits: Government in the High Middle Ages
Art and Ideas in the Gothic Age
The Fourteenth Century: Stress and Change in European Society
The Late Middle Ages
The Renaissance and Reformation
The Age of the New Monarchs
Power and Culture in Renaissance Italy
The Visual Arts of the Italian Renaissance
Arts and Letters in Renaissance Europe
Upheaval and Transformation in Eastern Europe
The Era of Reconnaissance
The Reformation
The Social Worlds of the Renaissance and Reformation
The Early Modern World
Catholic Reform and the Counter-Reformation
Catholic Spain and the Struggle for Supremacy
Crown and Parliament in Tudor-Stuart England
Religious War and the Ascendancy of the French Monarchy
Patterns of Life in a Time of Upheaval
The European Economy and Overseas Empire
The Baroque Era
The Old Regime
The Scientific Revolution and Western Thought
Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean
Absolute Monarchy: Louis XIV and the Divine Right of Kings
England and the Rise of Constitutional Monarchy
Central Europe and the Shifting Balance of Power
The Baltic and Eastern Europe in Transition
The Culture of the Old Regime
Europe and the World Economy
The Global Conflict: Wars for Empire
European Society in the Eighteenth Century
The Age of Reason
The Modern Age
The Politics of Enlightenment: Europe and America
The Industrial Revolution
Revolution in France: Liberty, Terror, Reaction
Europe in the Napoleonic Era
Restoration and Resistance in the Age of Metternich
The New Social Order: Workers, Women, and the Middle Class
The Romantic Vision: Art and Culture in a Revolutionary World
Thought and Action: the Revolutions of 1848
The Liberal State: Domestic Politics in Britain and France
Austria and Russia: Conservatism Entrenched
Diplomacy and War: the Age of Nation Building
Technology and the European Economy
Middle-Class Values and Working-Class Realities
Arts, Ideas, and Social Consciousness
Politics and National Development in Europe, 1870+1914
The Crisis of Empire in Eastern Europe
Europe, the United States, and the World Economy
The Drive for Empire: European Imperialism in Asia and Africa
The Social Order Challenged
Society in Transition: the Modernization of Europe
Art and Science: the Modernist Revolution
The Contemporary Era
The Great War
Radical Extremes: the Russian Revolution and the Rise of Fascism
The European Economy: Boom and Bust
Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin: the Totalitarian Nightmare
The Western Democracies
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