The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization / Edition 1

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THE WEST TRANSFORMED is a comprehensive introductory Western civilization or European history textbook. It covers a variety of fields of history including social history, but stresses traditional topics via its strong narrative. The development of civilization in the West is presented as a series of cultural, technological, social, and political transformations. This strong unifying theme focuses on the tensions between continuity and change in human affairs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155081178
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/20/1999
  • Series: West Transformed Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1264
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.72 (d)

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. 12. The European Renaissance. 13. Reformers and Reformations. 14. The Old War World and the New. 15. Striving for the Absolutist State: The Early Seventeenth Century Part IV: The Age of Revolutions. 16. The Age of Louis XIV. 17. The Scientific Revolution. 18. The Age of Enlightenment. 19. The Eighteenth-Century State: Global Empires and the Balance of Power. 20. The Industrial Revolution. 21. The French Revolution. 22. The Invention of Ideology. 23. Industrialization and Revolution. Part V: The Century of Power. 24. Power and the Nation-State. 25. The Economics and Ideology of Power. 26. The Birth of Modernism. 27. Imperialism and the Coming of World War I. 28. War and Revolution. 29. The Interwar Search for Solutions. 30. World War II: The Century of Power Bankrupt. Part VI: The End Of The European Era. 31. New World, New Europe. 32. The End of the European Era. Epilogue - New Beginnings.

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