The Western Heritage: Volume 2 / Edition 9

The Western Heritage: Volume 2 / Edition 9

by Donald Kagan, Steven E. Ozment, Frank M. Turner
     
 

This concise, full-color survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization—its strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it. Covers the major eras of Western civilization from its birth to the Cold War and the emergence of the NewSee more details below

Overview

This concise, full-color survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization—its strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it. Covers the major eras of Western civilization from its birth to the Cold War and the emergence of the New Europe. Focuses on several critical themes—1) the development of political freedom, constitutional government, and concern for the rule of law and individual rights; 2) the shifting relations among religion, society, and the state; 3) the development of science and technology and their expanding impact on thought, social institutions, and everyday life; 4) the major religious and intellectual currents that have shaped Western culture. For anyone interested in Western Civilization and European History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131733466
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Volume I consists of Chapters 1-15, Volume II consists of Chapters 13-31, and the Combined Volume consists of Chapters 1-31).
1. The Birth of Civilization.
2. The Rise of Greek Civilization.
3. Classical and Hellenistic Greece.
4. Rome: From Republic to Empire.
5. The Roman Empire.
6. The Early Middle Ages: The Birth of Europe (476-1000).
7. The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000-1300).
8. Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families (1000-1300).
9. The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300-1527).
10. Renaissance and Discovery.
11. The Age of Reformation.
12. The Age of Religious Wars.
13. Paths to Constitutionalism and Absolutionism: England and France in the Seventeenth Century.
14. New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
15. Successful and Unsuccessful Paths to Power (1686-1740).
16. Society and Economy Under the Old Regime in the Eighteenth Century.
17. The Transatlantic Economy: Trade Wars and Colonial Rebellion.
18. The Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Thought.
19. The French Revolution.
20. The Age of Napoleon and the Triumph of Romanticism.
21. The Conservative Order and the Challenges of Reform (1815-1832).
22. Economic Advance and Social Unrest (1830-1850).
23. The Age of Nation-States.
24. TheBuilding of European Supremacy: Society and Politics to World War I.
25. The Birth of Modern European Thought.
26. Imperialism, Alliances, and War.
27. Political Experiments of the 1920s.
28. Europe and the Great Depression of the 1930s.
29. World War II.
30. Faces of the Twentieth Century: European Social Experiences.
31. The Cold War Ear and the Emergence of the New Europe.

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