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West Transformed : A History of Western Civilization, Volume A, To 1500

West Transformed : A History of Western Civilization, Volume A, To 1500 - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155081260

Cover of West Transformed : A History of Western Civilization, Volume A, To 1500 00 (ISBN 978-0155081260)
ISBN13: 978-0155081260
ISBN10: 0155081268
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2000
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West Transformed : A History of Western Civilization, Volume A, To 1500 - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155081260

C. Warren Hollister, Sears McGee and Gale Stokes

ISBN13: 978-0155081260
ISBN10: 0155081268
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

The West Transformed is a comprehensive, mainstream introductory Western Civilization or European History textbook. It covers a variety of fields of history including social history, but stresses traditional topics and a strong narrative. The development of civilization in the West is presented as a series of cultural, technological, social, and political transformations. A strong unifying theme focuses on the tensions between continuity and change in human affairs.

Benefits:

  • Provides uniquely comprehensive coverage of central and eastern Europe.
  • Features excellent coverage of post-war Europe.
  • Includes primary readings, biographies of both ordinary and notable individuals, and timelines.
  • Emphasizes the global context in which major events of the past two millennia have occurred.
  • Attends to the development of Western value systems and religious traditions.
  • Gives special attentinon to the history of science, technology, and the environment.

Author Bio

Hollister, Warren :


McGee, Sears : University of California, Santa Barbara


Stokes, Gale : Rice University

Table of Contents

Prologue - From Human Origins to Civilization.

Part I. The Birth of the West.

1. The Origins of Western Civilization: The Ancient Near East.
2. The Foundations of Ancient Greece.
3. Hellenism and Its Diffusion.
4. Rome from Republic to Empire.
5. Religion and the Transformation of the Roman Empire

Part II. Western Eurasia in the Middle Ages

6. After Rome: Byzantium, Islam, the West, and Jews.
7. The Western Revival.
8. The Medieval Dual Revolution: A Money Economy and Religious Reform.
9. Crusaders Kings in the High Middle Ages.
10. The Mind and Imagination of the High Middle Ages

Part III. An Age of Transition

11. The Late Middle Ages: Crises and Transitions.

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