Civilization in the West

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Overview

“This text is clear, well-organized, and easy for my students to follow. I have never had more satisfied students over a thirty-five year career.”

–Don Mohr, University of Alaska — Anchorage

“Students typically associate a history classes with being dull and dreary with an accompanying dry text. This book entices students to read the chapters not only because they are assigned but because the students are eager to read them.”

–Janilyn M. Kocher, Richland Community College

“I have seen texts that are dry, monotonous, and chocked with detail. I have seen others that present the material so lightly that it may blow away. This text is a combination of detailed information in an engaging and interesting presentation.”

–John S. Kemp, Truckee Meadows Community College

In Civilization in the West, the dramatic, changing contours of Western Civilization are explored through a compelling narrative and a rich image-based approach. In the new Seventh Edition, updated throughout, the authors blend social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and make the material more accessible.

New to this edition

  • “Image Discovery” features appear in every chapter and help students approach images as important historical texts.
  • New “West in the Wider World” essays: Chapter 18, “The Siege of Vienna;” Chapter 25, “Babylon Discovered;” and Chapter 29, “Mahatma Gandhi’s Legacy.”
  • New primary source documents: Chapter 14 now includes “The Heart and Stomach of aKing,” in which Queen Elizabeth rallies her subjects to oppose the invasion of English by the Spanish Armada; Chapter 19 now contains excerpts from Voltaire’s great comic novel, Candide; the Treaty of Versailles is excerpted in Chapter 26; and Chapter 30 now includes both Vaclav Havel’s address to Czechoslovakia from January 1, 1990 and a press release from London Mayor Ken Livingstone regarding his commitment, and that of 21 other mayors from major cities around the world, to reducing greenhouse gases.
  • An expanded Glossary contains over 60 new key terms.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780673536013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Pages: 1021

Table of Contents

Maps
Charts, Tables, and Figures
Documents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Supplements
About the Authors
Ch. 1 The First Civilizations 2
Ch. 2 Early Greece, 2500-500 B.C. 36
Ch. 3 Classical and Hellenistic Greece, 500-100 B.C. 68
Ch. 4 Early Rome and the Roman Republic, 800-31 B.C. 104
Ch. 5 Imperial Rome, 146 B.C.-A.D. 192 134
Ch. 6 The Transformation of the Classical World 170
Ch. 7 The Classical Legacy in the East: Byzantium and Islam 198
Ch. 8 The West in the Early Middle Ages, 500-900 230
Ch. 9 The High Middle Ages 264
Ch. 10 The Later Middle Ages, 1300-1500 304
Ch. 11 The Italian Renaissance 338
Ch. 12 The European Empires 372
Ch. 13 The Reform of Religion 408
Ch. 14 Europe at War, 1555-1648 444
Ch. 15 The Experiences of Life in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1650 478
Ch. 16 The Royal State in the Seventeenth Century 516
Ch. 17 Science and Commerce in Early Modern Europe 552
Ch. 18 The Balance of Power in Eighteenth-Century Europe 590
Ch. 19 Culture and Society in Eighteenth-Century Europe 624
Ch. 20 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815 660
Ch. 21 Industrial Europe 696
Ch. 22 Social Transformations and Political Upheavals, 1815-1850 738
Ch. 23 State-Building and Social Change in Europe, 1850-1871 778
Ch. 24 The Crisis of European Culture, 1871-1914 814
Ch. 25 Europe and the World, 1870-1914 848
Ch. 26 War and Revolution, 1914-1920 882
Ch. 27 The European Search for Stability, 1920-1939 918
Ch. 28 Global Conflagration: World War II, 1939-1945 956
Ch. 29 Postwar Recovery and Crisis: From the Cold War to the New Europe 992
Ch. 30 The Contemporary West, 1968 to the Present 1028
Credits C-1
Index I-1
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