Western Heritage

ISBN-10: 0131828398

ISBN-13: 9780131828391

Edition: 8th 2004

List price: $124.87
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Description: This authoritative book presents an engaging and accessible narrative account of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural and political history, this book is presented in a flexible chronological organization, helping readers grasp the most significant developments that occurred during a single historical period, laying a useful foundation for the chapters to follow. Attempts to reflect the unprecedented impact of globalization on this century by featuring extensive coverage of popular culture, the relationship between Islam and the West, and the contribution of women in the history of Western Civilization. Some featured essay topics include ancient athletics, religious festivals, medieval games, diets, attitudes towards bathing, and the politics of rock music in the late 20th Century. Particular attention paid to women artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Rachel Ruysch, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Lady Butler, and Elizabeth Whitereadthrough Art and the West essays. Great coverage of the experience of women in Western civilization, particularly new scholarship on women in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, during the scientific and industrial revolutions and under authoritarian governments of the twentieth century. Major sections on Islam and the Ottoman Empire cover topics such as the rise and decline of the Ottoman Empire from the 17th through the 20th centuries; Islam and the Enlightenment; Islam and the Romantic movement; Islam and Modernity; the French colonization of Algeria, from 1830-1962; Islamic immigration in the 20th-century Europe, and Islamic terrorism before and after September 11, 2001. For use by history career professionals.

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List price: $124.87
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/2/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1166
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.138
Language: English

Mark Moyaris professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Marine Corps University and the author ofTriumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954–1965andPhoenix and the Birds of Prey: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism in Vietnam.

(Note:Volume Icontains Chs. 1-15;Volume IIcontains Chs. 13-31;Combinedcontains Chs. 1-31;Volume Acontains Chs. 1-10;Volume Bcontains Chs. 9-20;Volume Ccontains Chs. 19-31;1300 To Presentcontains a Special Introduction Chapter and Chs. 9-31.Each chapter concludes with Review Questions and Suggested Readings.)
The Birth of Civilization
Early Humans and Their Culture
Early Civilizations to About 1000 B.C.E
Ancient Near Eastern Empires
Palestine
General Outlook of Near Eastern Cultures
Toward the Greeks and Western Thought
The Rise of Greek Civilization
The Bronze Age on Crete and on the Mainland to About 1150 B.C.E
The Greek “Middle Ages” to About 750 B.C.E
ThePolis
Expansion of the Greek World
The Major States
Life in Archaic Greece
The Persian Wars
Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Aftermath of Victory
The First Peloponnesian War: Athens Against Sparta
Classical Greece
The Great Peloponnesian War
Competition for Leadership in the Fourth Century B.C.E
The Culture of Classical Greece
The Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Culture
Rome: From Republic to Empire
Prehistoric Italy
The Etruscans
Royal Rome
The Republic
Civilization in the Early Roman Empire
Roman Imperialism: The Late Republic
Fall of the Republic
The Roman Empire
The Augustan Principate
Civilization of the Ciceronian and Augustan Ages
Imperial Rome 14-180 C.E
The Rise of Christianity
The Crisis of the Third Century
The Late Empire
The Early Middle Ages: Creating a New European Society and Culture (476-1000)
On the Eve of the Frankish Ascendancy
Fall of the Roman Empire
The Byzantine Empire
Islam and the Islamic World
Western Society and the Developing Christian Church
The Kingdom of the Franks
Feudal Society
The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000-1300)
Otto I and the Revival of the Empire
The Reviving Catholic Church
England and France: Hastings (1066) to Bouvines (1214)
France in the Thirteenth Century: The Reign of Louis IX
The Hohenstaufen Empire (r. 1152-1272)
Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities and Families (1000-1300)
The Traditional Order of Life
Towns and Townspeople
Schools and Universities
Women in Medieval Society
The Lives of Children
The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300-1527)
The Hundred Years' War and the Rise of National Sentiment
The Black Death
Ecclesiastical Breakdown and Revival: The Late Medieval Church
Medieval Russia
Renaissance and Discovery
The Renaissance in Italy (1375-1527)
Italy's Political Decline: The French Invasions (1494-1527)
Revival of Monarchy in Northern Europe
The Northern Renaissance
Voyages of Discovery and the New Empire in the West
The Age of Reformation
Society and Religion
Martin Luther and German Reformation to 1525
The Reformation Elsewhere
Political Consolidation of the Lutheran Reformation
The English Reformation to 1553
Catholic Reform and Counter-Reformation
The Social Significance of the Reformation in Western Europe
Family Life in Early Modern Europe
Literary Imagination in Transition
The Age of Religious Wars
Renewed Religious Struggle
The French Wars o
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