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Building Western Civilization: From the Advent of Writing to the Age of Steam / Edition 1

Building Western Civilization: From the Advent of Writing to the Age of Steam / Edition 1

by Alan I. Marcus


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Beginning with the advent of writing and ending with the twin pillars of the modern world-the invention of the steam engine and the founding of the modern State-BUILDING WESTERN CIVILIZATION examines the physical, intellectual, and social institutions of the Western World as products of many historical periods. Through examination of this unique societal evolution, the author combines history, sociology, philosophy, and scientific observation.

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ISBN-13: 9780155001152
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/15/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Ancient And Classical Civilizations. 1. Ancient Civilizations. 2. Rise of Classical Civilization. 3. Roman Civilization: The Republic. 4. Roman Civilization: The Imperial System and Its Dissolution. Part II: European Civilization: The Middle Ages. 5. Germanic Successor: Structural Transfer. 6. Romanesque Search for Family/Identity: From Individual to Group. 7. Search for Order: The New Social Orders of the Gothic, 1100-1360. 8. Search for Order: Structuring Heaven and Earth in Gothic Europe, 1100-1360. Part III: Renaissance and Beyond. 9. Age of Humankind, 1360-1630. 10. Religion in the Age of Humankind and Society After Luther. 11. Keeping Everything in Perspective: Exploring, Defining, Representing and Manipulating Humankind's Realm.

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