Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment / Edition 4 by Thomas F. X. Noble, Barry Strauss, Duane Osheim, Kristen Neuschel | | 9780618420926 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment / Edition 4

Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment / Edition 4

by Thomas F. X. Noble, Barry Strauss, Duane Osheim, Kristen Neuschel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618420924

ISBN-13: 9780618420926

Pub. Date: 06/08/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at

Overview


Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618420926
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/08/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1066
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Ancestors of the West Origins, to ca. 3000 B.C. Mesopotamia, to ca. 1600 B.C. Egypt, to ca. 1100 B.C. Widening Horizons: The Levant and Anatolia, 2500-1150 B.C. 2. The Sword, the Book, and the Myths: Western Asia and Early Greece Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, and Persians, ca. 1200-330 B.C. Israel, ca. 1500-400 B.C. Early Greece, to ca. 725 B.C. 3. The Age of the Polis in Greece, ca. 750-350 B.C. Society and Politics in Archaic Greece, ca. 750-500 B.C. The Culture of Archaic Greece Classical Greece The Public Culture of Classical Greece 4. Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Civilization, ca. 350-30 B.C. Philip and Alexander The Hellenistic Kingdoms, 323-30 B.C. The Alexandrian Moment The Turn Inward: New Philosophies, New Faiths 5. Rome, from Republic to Empire, ca. 509-31 B.C. Before the Republic, 753-509 B.C. Government and Society in the Early and Middle Republics, ca. 509-133 B.C. From Italian City-State to World Empire, ca. 509-133 B.C. The Revolution from the Gracchi to the Caesars, 133-31 B.C. 6. Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.-A.D. 284 Augustus and the Principate, 31 B.C.-A.D. 68 The Roman Peace and Its Collapse, A.D. 69-284 Early Christianity 7. The World of Late Antiquity, 284-ca. 600 Rebuilding the Roman Empire, 284-395 The Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, 313-604 The Rise of Germanic Kingdoms in the West, ca. 370-530 The Roman Empire in the East, 395-565 Society and Culture in Late Antiquity 8. Early Medieval Civilizations, 600-900 The Islamic East The Byzantine Empire Catholic Kingdoms in the West The Carolingian Empire Early Medieval Economies and Societies 9. The Expansion of Europe in the High Middle Ages, 900-1300 Economic Expansion The Heirs of the Carolingian Empire: Germany, Italy, and France The British Isles The Growth of New States The Crusades, 1095-1291 10. Medieval Civilization at Its Height 900-1300 The Traditional Orders of Society Social and Religious Movements, ca. 1100-1300 Latin Culture: From Schools to Universities The Vernacular Achievement 11. Crisis and Recovery in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1500 The Crisis of the Western Christian Church War and the Struggle Over Political Power, 1300-1450 Economy and Society The Consolidation of the Late Medieval Governments, 1450-1500 12. The Renaissance Humanism and Culture in Italy, 1300-1500 The Arts in Italy, 1250-1550 The Spread of the Renaissance, 1350-1536 The Renaissance and Court Society 13. European Overseas Expansion to 1600 The European Background, 1250-1492 Portuguese Voyages of Exploration, 1350-1515 Spanish Voyages of Exploration, 1492-1522 Spain's Colonial Empire, 1492-1600 The Columbian Exchange 14. The Age of the Reformation The Reformation Movements, ca. 1517-1545 The Empire of Charles V (r. 1519-1556) The English Reformation, 1520-1603 France, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe, 1523-1560 The Late Reformation, ca. 1545-600 15. Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1648 Economic Change and Social Tensions Imperial Spain and the Limits of Royal Power Religious and Political Conflict in France and England Religious and Political Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe Writing, Drama, and Art in an Age of Upheaval 16. Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, ca. 1640-1715 France in the Age of Absolutism English Civil War and Its Aftermath New Powers in Central and Eastern Europe The Expansion of Overseas Trade and Settlement 17. A Revolution in World-View The Revolution in Astronomy, 1543-1632 The Scientific Revolution Generalized, ca. 1600-1700 The New Science: Society, Politics, and Religion 18. Europe on the Threshold on Modernity, ca. 1715-1789 The Enlightenment European States in the Age of Enlightenment The Widening Scope of Commerce and Warfare Economic Expansion and Social Change 19. An Age of Revolution, 1789-1815 The Beginnings of Revolution, 1775-1789 The Phases of Revolution, 1789-1799 The Napoleonic Era and the Legacy of Revolution, 1799-1815 20. The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750-1850 Setting the Stage for Industrialization Industrialization and European Production The Transformation of Europe and Its Environment Responses to Industrialization 21. Restoration, Reform, and Revolution, 1814-1848 The Search for Stability: The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815 Ideological Confrontations Restoration, Reform, and Reaction The Revolutions of 1848 22. Nationalism and Political Reform, 1850-1880 The Changing Nature of International Relations Italian Unification, 1859-1870 German Unification, 1850-1871 Precarious Empires The Emergence of a New Political Form in the United States and Canada, 1840-1880 The Development of Western Democracies 23. The Age of Optimism, 1850-1880 Industrial Growth and Acceleration Changing Conditions Among Social Groups Urban Problems and Solutions Social and Political Initiatives Culture in an Age of Optimism 24. Escalating Tensions, 1880-1914 The New Imperialism and the Spread of Europe's Population From Optimism to Anxiety: Politics and Culture Vulnerable Democracies Autocracies in Crisis The Coming War 25. War and Revolution, 1914-1919 The Unforeseen Stalemate, 1914-1917 The Experience of Total War Two Revolutions in Russia: March and November 1917 The New War and the Allied Victory, 1917-1918 The Outcome and the Impact 26. The Illusion of Stability, 1919-1930 The West and the World After the Great War Communism, Fascism, and the New Political Spectrum Toward Mass Society Weimar Germany and the Trials of the New Democracies The Search for Meaning in a Disordered World 27. The Tortured Decade, 1930-1939 The Great Depression The Stalinist Revolution in the Soviet Union Hitler and Nazism in Germany Fascist Challenge and Antifascist Response, 1934-1939 The Coming of World War II, 1935-1939 28. The Era of the Second World War, 1939-1949 The Victory of Nazi Germany, 1939-1941 The Assault on the Soviet Union and the Nazi New Order A Global War, 1941-1944 The Shape of the Allied Victory, 1944-1945 Into the Postwar World 29. An Anxious Stability: The Age of the Cold War, 1949-1989 The Search for Cultural Bearings Prosperity and Democracy in Western Europe The Communist Bloc: From Consolidation to Stagnation Europe, the West, and the World The Collapse of the Soviet System, 1975-1991 30. The West and the World Since 1989 The Uncertain International Framework After the Cold War New Outcomes of the Continuing Democratic Experiment Lifestyles and Identities The West in a Global Age The Uncertain Meaning of the West Conclusion: Learning from Western Civilization in a Global Age

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