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Overview

Explore the changing nature of the West

Rather than looking at Western civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the West—how the definition of the West has evolved and has been transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West.

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NOTE: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below:

020599671X / 9780205996711 West: Encounters and Tranformations, Volume A & NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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0205206549 / 9780205206544 NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

0205987680 / 9780205987689 The West: Encounters and Tranformations, Volume A

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205987689
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Civilization, 10,000–1150 B.C.E.

Chapter 2: The Age of Empires: The International Bronze Age and Its Aftermath, ca. 1500–550 B.C.E.

Chapter 3: Greek Civilization

Chapter 4: Hellenistic Civilization

Chapter 5: The Roman Republic

Chapter 6: Enclosing the West: The Early Roman Empire and Its Neighbors, 31 B.CE.–235 C.E.

Chapter 7: Late Antiquity: The Age of New Boundaries, 250–600

Chapter 8: Medieval Empires and Borderlands: Byzantium and Islam

Chapter 9: Medieval Empires and Borderlands: The Latin West

Chapter 10: Medieval Civilization: The Rise of Western Europe

Chapter 11: The Medieval West in Crisis


2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Civilization, 10,000–1150 B.C.E.

Defining Civilization, Defining Western Civilization

Mesopotamia: Kingdoms, Empires, and Conquests

Egypt: The Empire of the Nile

Conclusion: Civilization and the West

Chapter 2: The Age of Empires: The International Bronze Age and Its Aftermath, ca. 1500–550 B.C.E.

The Dynamism of the International Bronze Age

Recovery and Rebuilding: Empires and Societies in the Aftermath of the International Bronze Age

The Civilization of the Hebrews

Conclusion: International Systems, Ancient Empires, and the Roots of Western Civilization

Chapter 3: Greek Civilization

Greece Rebuilds, 1100–479 B.C.E.

The Greek Encounter with Persia

The Classical Age of Greece, 479–336 B.C.E.

Conclusion: The Cultural Foundations of the West

Chapter 4: Hellenistic Civilization

The Impact of Alexander the Great

Hellenism in the East and West

Hellenistic Society and Culture

Hellenistic Philosophy and Science

Conclusion: Defining the West in the Hellenistic Age

Chapter 5: The Roman Republic

The Nature of the Roman Republic

Roman Territorial Expansion

The Culture of the Roman Republic

Social Life in Republican Rome

The End of the Roman Republic

Conclusion: The Roman Republic and the West

Chapter 6: Enclosing the West: The Early Roman

Empire and Its Neighbors, 31 B.C.E.–235 C.E.

The Imperial Center

Life in the Roman Provinces: Assimilation, Resistance, and Romanization

The Frontier and Beyond

Society and Culture in the Imperial Age

Conclusion: Rome Shapes the West

Chapter 7: Late Antiquity: The Age of New Boundaries, 250–600

Crisis and Recovery in the Third Century

Toward a Christian Empire

New Christian Communities and Identities

The Breakup of the Roman Empire

Conclusion: The Age of New Boundaries

Chapter 8: Medieval Empires and Borderlands: Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium: The Survival of the Roman Empire

The New World of Islam

Conclusion: Three Cultural Realms

Chapter 9: Medieval Empires and Borderlands: The Latin West

The Birth of Latin Christendom

The Carolingians

Invasions and Recovery in the Latin West

The West in the East: The Crusades

Conclusion: An Emerging Unity in the Latin West

Chapter 10: Medieval Civilization: The Rise of Western Europe

Two Worlds: Manors and Cities

The Consolidation of Roman Catholicism

Strengthening the Center of the West

Medieval Culture: The Search for Understanding

Conclusion: Asserting Western Culture

Chapter 11: The Medieval West in Crisis

A Time of Death

A Cold Wind from the East

Economic Depression and Social Turmoil

An Age of Warfare

A Troubled Church and the Demand for Religious Comfort

The Culture of Loss

Conclusion: Looking Inward

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