Western Civilization : A Social and Cultural History, Volume A: To 1500 / Edition 1

Western Civilization : A Social and Cultural History, Volume A: To 1500 / Edition 1

by Margaret L. King
     
 

These Western Civilization, Second Edition books explain why western civilization is worth knowing about. Taking a topical approach, they stress social and cultural themes, they ask, "What is the West?", and incorporate significant discussion of peoples and civilizations outside the boundaries of the West. Provides a more coherent introduction to globalSee more details below

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These Western Civilization, Second Edition books explain why western civilization is worth knowing about. Taking a topical approach, they stress social and cultural themes, they ask, "What is the West?", and incorporate significant discussion of peoples and civilizations outside the boundaries of the West. Provides a more coherent introduction to global issues than a world history presentation. Western Civilization, 2/e is accompanied by rich visual images, numerous textual excerpts, provocative special features, and timelines, charts and maps that make the narrative even more accessible. Each chapter now includes internet resources for research. Examines the French Revolution and 19th-century social and political movements in depth. Discussion of religion now occurs at key junctures in each chapter. Updated first chapter reflects the latest findings in paleoanthropology. Epilogue includes recent events such as global terrorism. Covers Social/economic history—e.g., gender roles, family and children, elite groups, urban/rural contrasts, cities and associations, commerce and manufacturing, and technological innovation. Non-Western (including North and South American) issues are discussed. Historians or anyone interested in a social, topical approach to Western Civilization with a global perspective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130287007
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/04/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 0.75(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Supplementary Materialsxiv
Picture Credits, Literary Creditsxv
Acknowledgmentsxvi
Part 1The Origins of the West: From the First Civilizations to Alexander the Great (Prehistory-300 B.C.E.)
Chapter 1Stone, Bronze, and Word: Prehistory and Early Civilizations (2 Million-500 B.C.E.)
Chapter 2Armies and Empires: Politics and Power in the Bronze and Iron Ages (3500-300 B.C.E.)
Chapter 3The Greek Polis: The New Politics of Ancient Greece (1000-300 B.C.E.)
Chapter 4The School of Hellas: Poetry, Ideas, and the Arts in Ancient Greece (800-300 B.C.E.)
Part 2The Origins of the West: From Roman Dominion to the New Peoples of Europe (300 B.C.E.-1300 C.E.)
Chapter 5Our Sea: The Mediterranean World in the Hellenistic and Early Roman Eras (300-27 B.C.E.)
Chapter 6Pax Romana: Society, State, and Culture in Imperial Rome (27 B.C.E.-500 C.E.)
Chapter 7Pagans, Jews, and Christians: Religions of the Mediterranean World (500 B.C.E.-500 C.E.)
Chapter 8After Antiquity: New Peoples of Europe and Other Peoples of the World (300-1300 C.E.)
Part 3The West Takes Form: Medieval Society, Politics, Economy, and Culture (500-1500)
Chapter 9Workers, Warriors, and Kings: Politics and Society in the Middle Ages (800-1500)
Chapter 10The Spiritual Sword: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages (500-1500)
Chapter 11In the Name of Profit: Cities, Merchants, and Trade in the Middle Ages (1000-1500)
Part 4The West Expands: The Self, the State, the World (1200-1750)
Chapter 12City Life: Public and Private Life in the Late Medieval Cities (1200-1500)
Chapter 13Rebirth in Italy: The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance (1300-1550)
Chapter 14Of One Church, Many: Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reform (1500-1650)
Chapter 15Absolute Power: War and Politics in Early Modern Europe (1500-1750)
Chapter 16Europe Reaches Out: Global Voyages and Cultural Encounters (1500-1750)
Glossary1
Index8

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