Summary: Description: Contains chapters 1-17 of the comprehensive text.
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 occ...show moreurred.
Attends to the development of Western value systems and religious traditions.
Gives special attentinon to the history of science, technology, and the environment.
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 00 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press Published: 10/19/1999 International: No
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Hollister, Warren : University of California, Santa Barbara
McGee, Sears : University of California, Santa Barbara
Stokes, Gale : Rice University
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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. 12. The European Renaissance. 13. Reformers and Reformations. 14. The Old War World and the New. 15. Striving for the Absolutist State: The Early Seventeenth Century
Part IV. The Age of Revolutions 16. The Age of Louis XIV. 17. The Scientific Revolution.
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