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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