Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society / Edition 8

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$224.95
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$172.18
(Save 35%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 99%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (26) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $2.49   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   

Overview

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Tenth Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. 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 Tenth edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, profiles, 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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This textbook offers an optimal combination of thoroughness, balance, clarity, and sophistication. It provides a well-rounded overview of the development of medieval civilization, but never lets readers forget the rich complexity of events, or the wide variety of motives and causal factors behind both the achievements and failures of Western Civilization."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618613007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 876
  • Sales rank: 1,041,197
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Myrna Chase teaches at Baruch College, City University of New York, and is a specialist in 19th-century France and England. In 1980, she published Eli Halevy: An Intellectual Biography. She contributes the chapters on the Industrial Revolution, the Industrial West, and Imperialism.

James R. Jacob is a retired professor of history at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice, CUNY. His publications include Robert Boyle and the English Revolution (1978) and Henry Stubbe: Radical Protestantism and the Early Enlightenment (1983). He contributes the chapters on the Renaissance and European Expansion.

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). Along with James R. Jacob, Dr. Jacob edited The Origins of Anglo-American Radicalism (1983). She contributes the chapters on the Reformation, the National State, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)