Summary: The West in the World relates the story of how the west has transformed - and been transformed by - the rest of the world. The authors examine the West's contributions to the world and how the west has changed and embraced new ideas through contact with the people outside its center. Using a political / cultural framework the text weaves a strong thread of social history into the narrative by showing how civilizations grow and are shaped through the decisions and actions of real people. The auth
ors bring history to life by using art and maps as a central feature of learning. They build discussions of art into the narrative to help students interpret artwork, and provide analytical map guides that reveal the connections between geography, politics, and other developments. This strong, rich narrative is short enough to allow instructors the flexibility of introducing other sources and books as supplement, while giving students a solid understanding of Western Civilization without overwhelming them.
Summary: The West in the World relates the story of how the west has transformed - and been transformed by - the rest of the world. The authors examine the West's contributions to the world and how the west has changed and embraced new ideas through contact with the people outside its center. Using a political / cultural framework the text weaves a strong thread of social history into the narrative by showing how civilizations grow and are shaped through the decisions and actions of real people. The authors bring history to life by using art and maps as a central feature of learning. They build discussions of art into the narrative to help students interpret artwork, and provide analytical map guides that reveal the connections between geography, politics, and other developments. This strong, rich narrative is short enough to allow instructors the flexibility of introducing other sources and books as supplement, while giving students a solid understanding of Western Civilization without overwhelming them. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 08 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 12/10/2007 International: No
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Preface Chapter 1. The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to the Sixth Century B.C.E. Before Western Civilization Struggling with the Forces of Nature: Mesopotamia, 3000-ca. 1000 B.C.E. Rule of the God-King: Ancient Egypt, ca. 3100-1000 B.C.E. Merchants and Monotheists: Peoples of the Mediterranean Coast, ca. 1300-500 B.C.E Terror and Benevolence: The Growth of Empires, 1200-500 B.C.E. Global Context Essay, I. Looking Ahead to the Ancient World: 700 B.C.E. to 400 C.E. Chapter 2. The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000-338 B.C.E. Timeline: The Big Picture The Rise and Fall of Ancient Heroes, 000-800 B.C.E. Emerging from the Dark: Archaic Age, ca. 750-479 B.C.E. 00 Life in the Greek Poleis Greece Enters Its Classical Age, 479-336 B.C.E. Destruction, Disillusion, and a Search for Meaning Chapter 3. The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 336-150 B.C.E. The Conquest of the Poleis The Successor Kingdoms, 323-ca. 100 B.C.E. East Meets West in the Successor Kingdoms The Search for Truth: Hellenistic Thought, Religion, and Science Chapter 4. Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic, 753-44 B.C.E. The Rise of Rome, 753-265 B.C.E. Family Life and City Life Expansion and Transformation, 265-133 B.C.E. The Hellenizing of the Republic The Twilight of the Republic, 133-44 B.C.E. Chapter 5. Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C.E. to 410 C.E. The Pax Romana-27 B.C.E. to 192 C.E. Life During the Peace of Rome Crisis and Transformation, 192-ca. 400 C.E. The Longing for Religious Fulfillment From Christian Persecution to the City of God, 64-410 C.E. The Holy Life Global Context Essay, II. Looking Ahead to the Middle Ages: 400-1400 Chapter 6. A World Divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376-1000 The Making of the Western Kingdoms, ca. 376-750 The Byzantine Empire, ca. 400-1000 Islam, 600-1000 Chapter 7. The Struggle to Bring Order: The Early Middle Ages, ca. 750-1000 Bringing Order with Laws and Leadership Anglo-Saxon England: Forwarding Learning and Law Charlemagne and the Carolingians: A New European Empire Order Interrupted: Vikings and Other Invaders Manors and Feudal Ties: Order Emerging from Chaos Chapter 8. Order Restored: The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300 Those Who Work: Agricultural Labor Those Outside the Order: Town Life Those Who Fight: Nobles and Knights The Rise of Centralized Monarchies Those Who Pray: Imperial Popes and Expanding Christendom Chapter 9. The West Struggles and Eastern Empires Flourish: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500 Economic and Social Misery Imperial Papacy Besieged More Destruction: The Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453 Responses to the Disruption of Medieval Order Empires in the East Chapter 10. A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance,ca. 1300-1640 A New Spirit Emerges: Individualism, Realism, and Activism The Politics of Individual Effort Individualism as Self-Interest: Life During the Renaissance An Age of Talent and Beauty: Renaissance Culture and Science Renaissance of the "New Monarchies" of the North: 1453-1640 Chapter 11. "Alone Before God": Religious Reform and Warfare 1500-1648 The Clash of Dynasties, 1515-1555 A Tide of Religious Reform The Catholic Reformation Europe Erupts Again: A Century of Religious Warfare, 1559-1648 Life After the Reformation Chapter 12. Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450-1700 The World Imagined The World Discovered Confrontation of Cultures The World Market and Commercial Revolution The World Transformed Chapter 13. The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715 Stresses in Traditional Society Royal Absolutism in France The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe The Triu
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