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Overview

Connect students to Western Civilization. Connect students to better course performance.

The West in the World's latest edition is breaking new ground for better understanding the history Western Civilization and achieving greater student performance. Its adaptive, mobile and interactive activities paired with its lively, mid-length narrative and vibrant visuals creates a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student performance and better course results. Through proven digital tools, instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct critical thinking skills.

The West in the World offers unparalleled coverage of art and culture as well as science and technology sets the stage and provides rich insights into historical time periods and events. The program illustrates the significance of economic, political, social and cultural interactions that shaped Western civilization while asking students to analyze the events and themes in order to build a greater understanding of the past and an appreciation of history's influence on the present. With The West in the World, students are no longer simply reading; they are reading, interacting, and engaging in a visual, auditory, and hands-on learning experience. As students uniquely experience the history of Western Civilization, The West in the World propels students to greater understanding and improved performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073385655
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 294,187
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Sherman is Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York. He received his B.A. (1962) and J.D. (1965) degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Michigan . . He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (1978-79; 1985). He has received the Ford Foundation Prize Fellowship, the Council for Research on Economic History fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His publications include A Short History of Western Civilization, 8th edition (co-author); Western Civilization: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 5th edition; World Civilizations: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 2nd Edition (co-author); a series of introductions in the Garland Library of War and Peace; several articles and reviews on nineteenth-century French economic and social history in American and European journals, and short stories on literary reviews.

Joyce Salisbury is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she taught history of undergraduates for more than twenty years. She received a Ph.D in medieval history from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is a respected historian who has published many articles and has written or edited more than ten books, including the critically acclaimed Perpetua's Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman, The Blood of Martyrs: Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence, The Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World, and the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life, which won many awards for its creative organization and timely presentation of the material. In 2010, Salisbury published a second edition of her classic work on the history of attitudes towards animals: The Beast Within: Humans and Animals in the Middle Ages. Salisbury is an award-winning teacher, who was named "Professor of the Year for Wisconsin in 1991" by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), a prestigious national organization. Since retiring from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Salisbury has taught twice on Semester at Sea, a program sponsored by the University of Virginia that teaches students as they circumnavigate the world. Salisbury brought a global perspective to the history of Western Civilization while teaching abroad, and the fourth edition of The West in the World has benefitted from her interaction with students as they make sense of our twenty-first century global civilization.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to the Sixth Century B.C.E.

Before Western Civilization

Struggling with the Forces of Nature: Mesopotamia, 3000-ca. 1000 B.C.E.

Rule of the God-King: Ancient Egypt, ca. 3100-1000 B.C.E.

Merchants and Monotheists: Peoples of the Mediterranean Coast, ca. 1300-500 B.C.E

Terror and Benevolence: The Growth of Empires, 1200-500 B.C.E.
Global Context Essay, I. Looking Ahead to the Ancient World: 700 B.C.E. to 400 C.E.

Chapter 2. The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000-338 B.C.E. Timeline: The Big Picture

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Heroes, 000-800 B.C.E.

Emerging from the Dark: Archaic Age, ca. 750-479 B.C.E. 00

Life in the Greek Poleis

Greece Enters Its Classical Age, 479-336 B.C.E.

Destruction, Disillusion, and a Search for Meaning

Chapter 3. The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 336-150 B.C.E.

The Conquest of the Poleis

The Successor Kingdoms, 323-ca. 100 B.C.E.

East Meets West in the Successor Kingdoms

The Search for Truth: Hellenistic Thought, Religion, and Science

Chapter 4. Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic, 753-44 B.C.E.

The Rise of Rome, 753-265 B.C.E.

Family Life and City Life

Expansion and Transformation, 265-133 B.C.E.

The Hellenizing of the Republic

The Twilight of the Republic, 133-44 B.C.E.

Chapter 5. Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C.E. to 410 C.E.

The Pax Romana-27 B.C.E. to 192 C.E.

Life During the Peace of Rome

Crisis and Transformation, 192-ca. 400 C.E.

The Longing for Religious Fulfillment

From Christian Persecution to the City of God, 64-410 C.E.

The Holy Life
Global Context Essay, II. Looking Ahead to the Middle Ages: 400-1400

Chapter 6. A World Divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376-1000

The Making of the Western Kingdoms, ca. 376-750

The Byzantine Empire, ca. 400-1000

Islam, 600-1000

Chapter 7. The Struggle to Bring Order: The Early Middle Ages, ca. 750-1000

Bringing Order with Laws and Leadership

Anglo-Saxon England: Forwarding Learning and Law

Charlemagne and the Carolingians: A New European Empire

Order Interrupted: Vikings and Other Invaders

Manors and Feudal Ties: Order Emerging from Chaos

Chapter 8. Order Restored: The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300

Those Who Work: Agricultural Labor

Those Outside the Order: Town Life

Those Who Fight: Nobles and Knights

The Rise of Centralized Monarchies

Those Who Pray: Imperial Popes and Expanding Christendom

Chapter 9. The West Struggles and Eastern Empires Flourish: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500

Economic and Social Misery

Imperial Papacy Besieged

More Destruction: The Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453

Responses to the Disruption of Medieval Order

Empires in the East

Chapter 10. A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance,ca. 1300-1640

A New Spirit Emerges: Individualism, Realism, and Activism

The Politics of Individual Effort

Individualism as Self-Interest: Life During the Renaissance

An Age of Talent and Beauty: Renaissance Culture and Science

Renaissance of the "New Monarchies" of the North: 1453-1640

Chapter 11. "Alone Before God": Religious Reform and Warfare 1500-1648

The Clash of Dynasties, 1515-1555

A Tide of Religious Reform

The Catholic Reformation

Europe Erupts Again: A Century of Religious Warfare, 1559-1648

Life After the Reformation

Chapter 12. Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450-1700

The World Imagined

The World Discovered

Confrontation of Cultures

The World Market and Commercial Revolution

The World Transformed

Chapter 13. The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715

Stresses in Traditional Society

Royal Absolutism in France

The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe

The Triumph of Constitutionalism

Chapter 14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800

Questioning Truth and Authority

Developing a Modern Scientific View

Supporting and Spreading Science

Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment in Full Stride

Chapter 15. Competing for Power and Wealth: The Old Regime, 1715-1789

Statebuilding and War

The Twilight of Monarchies? The Question of Enlightened Absolutism

Changes in Country and City Life

The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and the New

Culture for the Lower Classes

Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution
Global Context Essay, III: Moving into the Modern World

Chapter 16. Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815

"A Great Ferment": Trouble Brewing in France

The Constitutional Monarchy: Establishing a New Order

To the Radical Republic and Back

Napoleon Bonaparte

Chapter 17. Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850

The Industrial Revolution Begins

New Markets, Machines, and Power

Industrialization Spreads to the Continent

Balancing the Benefits and Burdens of Industrialization

Life in the Growing Cities

Public Health and Medicine in the Industrial Age

Family Ideals and Realities

Chapter 18. Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815-1850

The Congress of Vienna: A Gathering of Victors

Ideologies: How the World Should Be

Restoration and Repression

A Wave of Revolution and Reform

The Dam Bursts: 1848

Chapter 19. Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850-1870

Building Unified Nation-States

The Drive for Italian Unification

Germany "By Blood and Iron"

The Fight for National Unity in North America

Divided Authority in the Austrian and Ottoman Empires

Using Nationalism in France and Russia

Chapter 20. Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914

Demands for Democracy

Insiders and Outsiders: Politics of the Extremes

Emigration: Overseas and Across Continents

The New Imperialism: The Race for Africa and Asia

Chapter 21. Modern Life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850-1914

The Second Industrial Revolution

The New Urban Landscape

City People

Sports and Leisure in the Cities

Private Life: Together and Alone at Home

Science in an Age of Optimism

Culture: Accepting the Modern World

From Optimism to Uncertainty

Chapter 22. Descending Into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914-1920

On the Path to Total War

The Front Lines

War on the Home Front

To the Bitter End

Assessing the Losses

The Peace Settlement

Revolutions in Russia

Chapter 23. Darkening Decades: Recovery, Dictators, and Depression, 1920-1939 00

Trying to Recover from the Great War, 1919-1929

Turning Away From Democracy: Dictatorships and Fascism, 1919-1929

Transforming the Soviet Union: 1920-1939

The Great Depression: 1929-1939

Nazism in Germany

Chapter 24. Into the Fire Again: World War II, 1939-1945

The Road to War: 1931-1939

Axis Victories, 1939-1942

Struggle and Horror Behind the Front Lines

Turning the Tide of War, 1942-1945

Peace and the Legacy of War
Global Context Essay, IV: Forming the Present

Chapter 25. Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War,1945-1980s

Origins of the Cold War

East and West: Two Paths to Recovery in Europe

The Twilight of Colonialism

A Sense of Relativity in Thought and Culture

Protests, Problems, and New Politics: The 1960s to the 1980s

Postindustrial Society

Breakthroughs in Science

Chapter 26. Into the Twenty-First Century: The Present in Perspective

The Collapse of Communism

Repercussion and Realignments in the West

The World and the West from a Global Perspective

Glossary

Credits

Index
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