The West Transformed is a comprehensive, mainstream introductory Western Civilization or European History textbook. It covers a variety of fields of history including social history, but stresses traditional topics and a strong narrative. The development of civilization in the West is presented as a series of cultural, technological, social, and political transformations. A strong unifying theme focuses on the tensions between continuity and change in human affairs.
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Table of Contents
Prologue - From Human Origins to Civilization. Part I: The Birth of the West. 1. The Origins of Western Civilization: The Ancient Near East. 2. The Foundations of Ancient Greece. 3. Hellenism and Its Diffusion. 4. Rome from Republic to Empire. 5. Religion and the Transformation of the Roman Empire Part II: Western Eurasia in the Middle Ages. 6. After Rome: Byzantium, Islam, the West, and Jews. 7. The Western Revival. 8. The Medieval Dual Revolution: A Money Economy and Religious Reform. 9. Crusaders Kings in the High Middle Ages. 10. The Mind and Imagination of the High Middle Ages Part III: An Age of Transition. 11. The Late Middle Ages: Crises and Transitions.