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West in the World, Volume I

West in the World, Volume I - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0077367596

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ISBN13: 978-0077367596
ISBN10: 0077367596
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
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West in the World, Volume I - 4TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0077367596

Dennis Sherman

ISBN13: 978-0077367596
ISBN10: 0077367596
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Connect students to thestoriesof history. Connect students tosuccessin history. Connect students to theexperienceof history.


At McGraw-Hill, we have spent the past few years deepening our understanding of the student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and teaching experiences. The new edition ofThe West in the Worldis a direct result of this in-depth research.


The West in the World'snewest edition is also a first in the teaching and learning of Western Civilization. Its groundbreaking web-based digital solution, its unique mid-length and lively narrative, and its rich, outstanding visuals creates a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student success and overall improved course results. Instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct stronger critical thinking skills. Unparalleled coverage of art and culture as well as science and technology sets the stage and provides rich insights into historical time periods and events. The captivating stories and lush images keep students turning the page, helping prepare for class discussion and course work while its new teaching and learning platform, Connect History, enables students to engage with the course content on a greater level.


The West in the Worldillustrates the significance of economic, political, social and cultural interactions that shaped Western civilization while asking students to analyze the events and themes in order to build a greater understanding of the past and an appreciation of history's influence on the present. WithThe West in the World, students are no longer simply reading; they are reading, interacting, and enga

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 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 Triumph of Constitutionalism Chapter 14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800 Questioning Truth and Authority Developing a Modern Scientific View Supporting and Spreading Science Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment The Enlightenment in Full Stride

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