ISBN13:978-0312683658 ISBN10: 0312683650 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0618522705 ISBN10: 0618522700
Summary: Long a best-seller in the field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of historic figures and ordinary people from an extraordinary perspective--and sustains that vision with an engaging, lively writing style. While social and economic history are areas of special emphasis, the authors pay careful attention to traditional political and cultural developments, providing a balanced, well-rounded view of Western history as a whole. The Sixth Edition offers a w
ider geographic/ethnic scope, with added coverage of Eastern Europe, the Celtic region, and Islam and Muslims.
Summary: Long a best-seller in the field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of historic figures and ordinary people from an extraordinary perspective--and sustains that vision with an engaging, lively writing style. While social and economic history are areas of special emphasis, the authors pay careful attention to traditional political and cultural developments, providing a balanced, well-rounded view of Western history as a whole. The Sixth Edition offers a wider geographic/ethnic scope, with added coverage of Eastern Europe, the Celtic region, and Islam and Muslims. ...show less
What Is History and Why? The First Human Beings Mesopotamian Civilization The Spread of Mesopotamian Culture Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100-1200 B.C.) The Hittite Empire The Fall of Empires and the Survival of Cultures (ca 1200 B.C.)
2. Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East
Recovery and Diffusion Egypt, a Shattered Kingdom The Children of Israel Assyria, the Military Monarch Chaldean Babylonia (626-539 B.C.) The Empire of the Persian Kings
3. The Legacy of Greece
Hellas: The Land The Minoans and Myceneans (ca 1650-ca 1100 B.C.) Homer, Hesiod, and the Heroic Past (1100-800 B.C.) The Polis The Lyric Age (800-500 B.C.) The Classical Period (500-338 B.C.) The Final Act (404-338 B.C.)
4. Hellenistic Diffusion
Alexander and the Great Crusade Alexander's Legacy The Spread of Hellenism The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World Religion in the Hellenistic World Philosophy and the People Hellenistic Science Hellenistic Medicine
5. The Rise of Rome
The Land and the Sea The Etruscans and Rome (750-509 B.C.) The Roman Conquest of Italy (509-290 B.C.) The Roman State Social Conflict in Rome Roman Expansion Old Values and Greek Culture The Late Republic (133-31 B.C.)
6. The Pax Romana
Augustus's Settlement (31 B.C.-A.D. 14) The Coming of Christianity The Julio-Claudians and the Flavians (27 B.C.-A.D. 96) The Age of the "Five Good Emperors" (A.D. 96-180) Life in the "Golden Age" Civil Wars and Invasions in the Third Century Reconstruction Under Diocletian and Constantine (A.D. 284-337) Classical Antiquity and Late Antiquity
7. The Making of Europe
The Growth of the Christian Church Christian Attitudes Toward Classical Culture Christian Monasticism The Migration of the Germanic Peoples Germanic Society The Byzantine East (ca 400-788) The Arabs and Islam
8. The Carolingian World: Europe in the Early Middle Ages
The Frankish Kingdom and the Emergence of the Carolingians The Empire of Charlemagne The Carolingian Intellectual Revival Health and Medical Care in the Early Middle Ages Aristocratic Resurgence Feudalism and the Historians Great Invasions of the Ninth Century
9. Revival, Recovery, Reform, and Expansion
Political Revival Revival and Reform in the Christian Church The Gregorian Revolution The Crusades The Expansion of Latin Christendom
10. Life in Christian Europe in the High Middle Ages
Those Who Work Those Who Fight Those Who Pray
11. The Creativity and Vitality of the High Middle Ages
Medieval Origins of the Modern State Towns and Economic Revival Medieval Universities Gothic Art Heresy and the Friars A Challenge to Religious Authority
12. The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages
Prelude to Disaster Black Death The Hundred Years' War (ca 1337-1453) The Decline of the Church's Prestige The Life of the People Vernacular Literature
13. European Society in the Age of the Renaissance
The Evolution of the Italian Renaissance Intellectual Hallmarks of the Renaissance Art and the Artist Social Change The Renaissance in the North Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521)
14. Reform and Renewal in the Christian Church
The Condition of the Church (ca 1400-1517) Martin Luther and the Birth of Protestantism Germany and the Protestant Reformation The Growth of the Protestant Reformation The Catholic Reformation and the Counter-Reformation
15. The Age of Religious Wars and European Expansion
Politics, Reigion, and War Discovery, Reconnaissance, and Expansion Later Explorers Changing Attitudes Literature and Art
16. Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (ca 1589-1715)
17. Absolutism in Eastern Europe to 1740
Lords and Peasants in Eastern Europe The Rise of Austria and Prussia The Development of Russia Absolutism and the Baroque
18. Toward a New World-view
The Scientific Revolution The Enlightenment The Enlightenment and Absolutism
19. The Expansion of Europe in the Eighteenth Century
Agriculture and the Land The Beginning of the Population Explosion The Growth of Cottage Industry Building the Atlantic Economy
20. The Changing Life of the People
Marriage and the Family Children and Education Food and Medical Practice Religion and Popular Culture
21. The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815
Liberty and Equality The American Revolution, 1775-1789 The French Revolution, 1789-1791 World War and Republican France, 1791-1799 The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815
22. The Revolution in Energy and Industry
The Industrial Revolution in Britain Industrialization in Continental Europe Capital and Labor
23. Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850
The Peace Settlement Radical Ideas and Early Socialism The Romantic Movement Reforms and Revolutions The Revolutions of 1848
24. Life in the Emerging Urban Society
Taming the City Rich and Poor and Those in Between The Changing Family Science and Thought
25. The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914
Napoleon III in France Nation Building in Italy and Germany Nation Building in the United States The Modernization of Russia The Responsive National State, 1871-1914 Marxism and the Socialist Movement
26. The West and the World
Industrialization and the World Economy The Great Migration Western Imperialism Responses to Western Imperialism
27. The Great Break: War and Revolution
The First World War The Home Front The Russian Revolution The Peace Settlement
28. The Age of Anxiety
Uncertainty in Modern Thought Modern Art and Music Movies and Radio The Search for Peace and Political Stability The Great Depression, 1929-1939
29. Dictatorships and the Second World War
Authoritarian States Stalin's Soviet Union Mussolini and Fascism in Italy Hitler and Nazism in Germany Nazi Expansion and the Second World War
30. Cold War Conflicts and Social Transformations, 1945-1985
The Division of Europe The Western Renaissance, 1945-1968 Soviet Eastern Europe, 1945-1968 Postwar Social Transformations, 1945-1968 Renewed Challenges in the Late Cold War, 1968-1985 The Changing Lives of Women
31. Revolution, Reunification, and Rebuilding, 1985 to the Present
The Decline of Communism in Eastern Europe The Revolutions of 1989 Building a New Europe in the 1990s Entering the New Millennium
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