Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society: Since 1400 / Edition 9

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Overview

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 9th Edition covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Ninth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines and full-color maps with physical geography essays. New technology resources, including an interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547147413
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (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.

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1987). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Reformation, the National State, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

James R. Jacob is Professor of History at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice of CUNY. His publications include ROBERT BOYLE AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and HENRY STUBBE: RADICAL PROTESTANTISM AND THE EARLY ENLIGHTENMENT (1983). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY he contributes the chapters on the Renaissance and European Expansion.

Myrna Chase teaches at Baruch College and is a specialist in 19th century France and England. She published ELIE HALEVY: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY (1980). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Industrial Revolution, the Industrial West, and Imperialism.

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Table of Contents

Part III. EARLY MODERN EUROPE: FROM RENAISSANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT, 1350-1789. 13. The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age. 14. The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity. 15. European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations. 16. The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State. 17. The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism. 18. The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform. Part IV. AN AGE OF REVOLUTION: LIBERAL, NATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL, 1789-1848. 19. The French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality. 20. Napoleon: Subverter and Preserver of the Revolution. 21. The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation. 22. Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century. 23. Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815-1848. Part V. AN AGE OF CONTRADICTION: PROGRESS AND BREAKDOWN, 1848-1914. 24. Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism. 25. The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism. 26. The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization. 27. Imperialism: Western Global Dominance. 28. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Part VI. WORLD WARS AND TOTALITARIANISM: THE WEST IN CRISIS. 29. World War I: The West in Despair. 30. An Era of Totalitarianism. 31. Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism. 32. World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance. Part VII. THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: THE GLOBAL AGE, SINCE 1945. 33. Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989. 34. The Troubled Present.

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