Western World A Narrative History, Prehistory to Present

ISBN-10: 0134956230
ISBN-13: 9780134956237
Edition: 2nd 1997
Authors: Anthony Esler
List price: $132.80
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Description: For courses in Western Civilization. A text that students actually enjoy reading, this comprehensiveyet streamlinednarrative history of the Western world brings the stories of ordinary people as well as famous leaders and events to life.  More...

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List price: $132.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/4/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 805
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486

For courses in Western Civilization. A text that students actually enjoy reading, this comprehensiveyet streamlinednarrative history of the Western world brings the stories of ordinary people as well as famous leaders and events to life. Authoritative and up-to-date, it offers exceptionally broad social and geographical coveragehighlighting the global setting of Western history and emphasizing the effects of the West's repeated encounters with the non-Western world.

Note: Combined Volume consists of Chapters 1-30
Volume II consists of Chapters 12-30
Introduction: What Is the Western World?
Ancient Times
Shadows of the Pyramids: The World Before the West
White Cities by the Sea: The Greek City-States
Athena and Isis: The Hellenistic World
The City on the Seven Hills: The Roman Republic
The Power of the Caesars: The Roman Empire
The Centuries of Christendom
Out of the Ruins: The Early Middle Ages
Sailing to Byzantium: Europe's Eastern Neighbors
When the Cathedrals Were White: The High Middle Ages
Apocalypse: The End of the Middle Ages
The Early Modern West
The West Reborn: The Renaissance
Faith and Fury: The Reformation
I Am the State: The Age of Absolutism
Michelangelo's Dome and Newton's Apple: The Birth of the Modern Mind
Empires Beyond the Seas: The Rise of Western Imperialism
The Eighteenth Century: New Directions
The Pillars of Civilization: Europe in the Old Regime
The Age of Reason: The Challenge of The Enlightenment
Revolutionary Beginnings: The American Revolution and the Industrial Revolution
From the Bastille to Waterloo: The French Revolution and Napoleon's Empire
The Nineteenth Century: Western Supremacy
Power and Principles: The Rise of Industrialism and Ideology
The Springtime of the Peoples: Revolution and Reaction
Blood and Iron: Reshaping the Nations
Byron's Heart, Darwin's Ape, and Van Gogh's Ear: Romanticism, Materialism, Nonrationalism
The Empires on Which the Sun Never Sets: The Climax of Western Imperialism
The Twentieth Century: The West in A Changing World
The Trenches and the Barricades: World War I and the Russian Revolution
Tomorrow the World: Depression and Dictatorship
From Blitzkrieg to Hiroshima: World War II Divides the Century
A World Divided: The Cold War and the End of the Western Empires
Fat Years, Lean Years: An Age of Affluence and Uncertainty
All Coherence Gone: A Revolution in Western Culture
Towards 2000: The West and the World at the End of the Millennium

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