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This affordable text offers a traditional political history approach in one convenient volume. A classic survey of Western civilization, this text has remained popular for its balanced coverage and its consistent efforts to explain why history exhibits the patterns it has.
Traces the history of the world's major civilizations, discussing their special characteristics and contributions.
1. The Origins of Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to Ca. 500 B.C. 2. Greek Civilization. 3. Hellenistic Civilization, Rome and the Mediterranean World. 4. The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476. 5. The Transformation of the Western Roman Empire. 6. India and China in Antiquity. 7. The Byzantine Empire. 8. Islam and the Rise of the Arab Empire. 9. The Emergence of Western European Civilization. 10. Revival and Reform in Western Europe. 11. Medieval Civilization at Its Height. 12. The Rise of the Secular State. 13. Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. 14. The Late Middle Ages. 15. South and East Asia, Ca. A.D. 600-1600. 16. The Revival of Europe. 17. Religious Reform and Revolution in Western Christendom. 18. The Age of Discovery. 19. Political and Economic Crises: The Seventeenth Century. 20. Absolutism and Constitutionalism, 1660-1715. 21. The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. 22. The Twilight of the Old Regime, 1715-1789. 23. The French Revolution and Europe, 1789-1815. 24. The Demographic and Industrial Revolutions, 1750-1914. 25. The Nineteenth Century Revolution of Ideas. 26. The Breakthrough of the Nation State, 1815-71. 27. Europe and the World in the Nineteenth Century. 28. Europe in the Long Peace, 1871-1914. 29. War and Revolution, 1914-1929. 30. The World Between the Wars, 1919-1939. 31. The Totalitarian States. 32. From Second World War to Cold War, 1939-49. 33. The Age of Containment, 1949-75. 34. The Non-Western World from the Forties to the Nineties. 35. The End of the Cold War Era. Index.