Western Civilization Ideas, Politics, and Society, from 1600

ISBN-10: 0547147465
ISBN-13: 9780547147468
Edition: 9th 2009
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List price: $200.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.10" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 9th Edition covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Ninth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines and full-color maps with physical geography essays. New technology resources, including an interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.

Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is THE FIRST KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. HUMAN CAPITAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1750-1850. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1981). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Reformation, the National State, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

Myrna Chase teaches at Baruch College, City University of New York, and is a specialist in 19th-century France and England. In 1980, she published Eli Halevy: An Intellectual Biography. She contributes the chapters on the Industrial Revolution, the Industrial West, and Imperialism.

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The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism
The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform
An Age Of Revolution: Liberal, National, Industrial, 1789-1848
The French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality
Napoleon: Subverter and Preserver of the Revolution
The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation
Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century
Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815-1848
An Age Of Contradiction: Progress And Breakdown, 1848-1914
Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism
The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism
The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization
Imperialism: Western Global Dominance
Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the
World Wars And Totalitarianism: The West In Crisis
World War I: The West in Despair
An Era of Totalitarianism
Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism
World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance
The Contemporary World: The Global Age, Since 1945
Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989
The Troubled Present

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