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West

ISBN-10: 0137489714
ISBN-13: 9780137489718
Edition: 2004
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Description: For survey courses in Western Civilization. A text conceived from its inception to be brief, The West takes an idea-based approach to examine Western Civilization in the broadest possible terms. By placing Western Civilization in a larger context,  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.60
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 638
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

For survey courses in Western Civilization. A text conceived from its inception to be brief, The West takes an idea-based approach to examine Western Civilization in the broadest possible terms. By placing Western Civilization in a larger context, The West helps students to better understand current events and to re-evaluate common assumptions. Going beyond the purview of traditional texts, The West urges students to think more deeply about the nature of civilized life by consistently relating historical developments to environmental contextsboth natural ecologies and cultural legacies. Finally, The West encourages students to relate the experiences of long-vanished peoples to their own lives by posing a Larger Issuea question of broad scope or general significanceat the beginning of each chapter. Each Larger Issue provides a springboard for wide-ranging class discussions on the fundamental social and political issues in Western Civilization. The Portfolio Edition format features a concise, tradelike narrative for approximately 60% less cost to the student than a comprehensive text.

The Birth of Civilization
The Rise of Empires and the Beginning of the Iron Age
Aegean Civilizations
The Hellenic Era
The Hellenistic Era and the Rise of Rome
Rome's Empire and the Unification of the Western World
The West's Medieval Civilizations
The Emergence of Europe
Europe Turns Outward
Europe's High Middle Ages
Challenges to the Medieval Order
Renaissance and Exploration
Reformation, Religious Wars, and National Conflicts
The Early Modern State, 1600-1789
New World Views: Europe's Scientific Revolution
The Age of Enlightenment: Rationalism and Its Uses
Rebellion and Revolution: American Independence and the French Revolution
The Age of Ideology in Western Europe, 1815-1848
Industry, Society, and Environment
The Consolidation of Nation-States
Global Empire and European Culture, 1870-1914
World War I: The End of Enlightenment
The Troubled Inter-War Years, 1919-1939
World War II: Europe in Eclipse
The Cold War Era
Western Civilization and the Global Community

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