Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society / Edition 10by Marvin Perry, Myrna Chase, James Jacob, Margaret Jacob
Pub. Date: 01/01/2012
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This text focuses on the Western intellectual tradition, presenting the history of Western ideas within a chronology of political history. Its distinctive writing style combines simplicity of presentation with a dramatic narrative, achieved through a selective choice of content and clear explanations of major themes. The book is relatively brief and less expensive… See more details below
This text focuses on the Western intellectual tradition, presenting the history of Western ideas within a chronology of political history. Its distinctive writing style combines simplicity of presentation with a dramatic narrative, achieved through a selective choice of content and clear explanations of major themes. The book is relatively brief and less expensive than most comparable texts.
Comparative timelines that detail the relationship between the political and intellectual history of the West appear at the end of each Part. A full-color map accompanied by an essay on physical geography appears at the beginning of each volume to help students orient themselves to the European landscape.
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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 Greek City-State: Democratic Politics. 4. Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason. 5. The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion. 6. The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire. 7. The Roman Empire: A World-State. 8. Early Christianity: A World Religion. Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES: THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES 500-1400. 9. The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom. 10. The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal. 11. The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis. 12. The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution. 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: The Affirmation of Liberty and Equality. 20. The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation. 21. Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century. 22. Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815-1848. Part V: AN AGE OF CONTRADICTION: PROGRESS AND BREAKDOWN 1848-1914. 23. Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism. 24. The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism. 25. The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization. 26. Imperialism: Western Global Dominance. 27. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts. Part VI: WORLD WARS AND TOTALITARIANISM: THE WEST IN CRISIS 1914-1945. 28. World War I: The West in Despair. 29. An Era of Totalitarianism. 30. Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism. 31. World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance. Part VII: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD. 32. Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989. 33. The Troubled Present.
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