Civilization in the West, Volume I: To 1715 / Edition 5

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Civilization in the West, Fourth Editionmasterfully blends the social and political history of western civilization into a fascinating narrative. Maintaining a chronological framework, the authors' narrative brings political, cultural, and social history to life, enhanced by vibrant images, clear maps, and exquisite reproductions of art-an effective and exciting combination for exploring the complete story of western civilization.MARKET Appropriate for anyone interested in the history of western civilization.
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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a text designed to stimulate students' interest in history by providing a solid, readable narrative of Western civilization from the first civilizations to the present. In addition to the historical information, Kishlansky (Harvard U.), Patrick Geary (U. of California, Los Angeles) and Patricia O'Brien (U. of California, Riverside) integrate coverage of women and minorities into the discussion and highlight personalities, social trends, social history, and political developments. Generously illustrated with color and b&w art reproductions, photographs, and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321105028
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/26/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 537
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Charts, Tables, and Figures
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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