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WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Eleventh Edition, offers a concise introduction to political, cultural, and intellectual history. Easy to read and updated with recent scholarship, the Eleventh Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and primary source boxes in each chapter.
"The text is written at what I think is an appropriate intellectual level. It doesn't only explain what happened, but WHY and what the CONSEQUENCES of an idea were. Its headings and subheadings make it easy to follow along as well."
Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); 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. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.
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. ending the PMI to a copyeditor). NOTE: There is a 15K character limit in Magellan.