Western Civilization, A Brief History / Edition 10

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Overview

WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Tenth Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to a greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Author Marvin Perry's accessible writing style and flexible approach make this abridged version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY an engaging Western Civilization survey text. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Tenth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and primary source boxes in each chapter. New technology resources (available separately), including CourseMate with interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and bring history concepts to life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111837198
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 338,641
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Perry is retired Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY; WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE ANCIENT WORLD: FOUNDATION OF THE WEST TO A.D. 500. 1. The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations. 2. The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual. 3. The Greeks: From Myth to Reason. 4. Rome: From City-State to World Empire. 5. Early Christianity: A World Religion. Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES: THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES 500-1400. 6. The Rise of Europe: Fusion of Classical, Christian, and Germanic Traditions. 7. The Flowering and Dissolution of Medieval Civilization. Part III: THE RISE OF MODERNITY: FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT 1350-1789. 8. Transition to the Modern Age: Renaissance and Reformation. 9. Political and Economic Transformation: National States, Overseas Expansion, Commercial Revolution. 10. Intellectual Transformation: The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment. Part IV: THE MODERN WEST: PROGRESS AND BREAKDOWN 1789-1914. 11. The Era of the French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality. 12. The Industrial Revolution: The Transformation of Society. 13. Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century. 14. Surge of Liberalism and Nationalism: Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Unification. 15. Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism, Positivism, Darwinism, and Social Criticism. 16. Europe in the Late Nineteenth Century: Modernization, Nationalism, Imperialism. 17. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts. Part V: WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN CRISIS: WORLD WARS AND TOTALITARIANISM 1914-1945. 18. World War I: The West in Despair. 19. An Era of Totalitarianism. 20. World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance. Part VI: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD. 21. Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989. 22. The Troubled Present.

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