Western Civilization Beyond Boundaries

ISBN-10: 1424067820
ISBN-13: 9781424067824
Edition: 6th 2011
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Book details

List price: $294.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.796

After receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Thomas Noble taught at Albion College, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Virginia. In 1999 he received the University of Virginia's highest award for teaching excellence and in 2008 Notre Dame's Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2011 he received the Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., award for excellence in teaching and scholarship from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 chairperson of Notre Dame's history department. He is the author of Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians, which won the 2011 Otto Gr�ndler Prize, and The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825. He has edited six books. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1994 and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in 1999-2000. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities (three times) and the American Philosophical Society (twice). He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2004. In 2012 he served as president of the American Catholic Historical Association.

Professor of history and classics at Cornell University, Barry Strauss holds a Ph.D. from Yale. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, the Korea Foundation, and the Killam Foundation of Canada. He is the recipient of the Clark Award for excellence in teaching from Cornell. He is Chair of Cornell's Department of History, Director of Cornell's Program on Freedom and Free Societies, and Past Director of Cornell's Peace Studies Program. His many publications include Athens After the Peloponnesian War: Class, Faction, and Policy, 403-386 B.C.; Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War; The Anatomy of Error: Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists (with Josiah Ober); Hegemonic Rivalry from Thucydides to the Nuclear Age (coedited with R. New Lebow); War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War (coedited with David R. McCann); Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty; The Battle of Salamis, the Naval Encounter That Saved Greece-and Western Civilization; The Trojan War: A New History; The Spartacus War; and Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of War. His books have been translated into seven languages. His book The Battle of Salamis was named one of the best books of 2004 by the Washington Post.

A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome with a Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Davis, Duane Osheim is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Program. He is author and editor of A Tuscan Monastery and Its Social World; An Italian Lordship: The Bishopric of Lucca in the Late Middle Ages; Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy; and Chronicling History: Chroniclers and Historians in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.

After receiving her Ph.D. from Brown University, Kristen Neuschel taught at Denison University and Duke University, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is a specialist in early modern French history and is the author of "Word of Honor: Interpreting Noble Culture in Sixteenth-Century France" and articles on French social history and European women's history. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, which is awarded annually on the basis of student nominations for excellence in teaching at Duke.

The Ancestors of the West
The Ship, the Sword, and the Book: Western Asia, ca. 1500-400 B.C.
The Greeks in the Polis to ca. 350 B.C.
Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Civilization, ca. 350-30 B.C.
Rome, from Republic to Empire
Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.-A.D. 284
The World of Late Antiquity, 284-ca.600
Early Medieval Civilizations, 600-900
The Expansion of Europe in the High Middle Ages, 900-1300
Medieval Civilization at Its Height, 900-1300
Crisis and Recovery in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1500
The Renaissance
European Overseas Expansion to 1600
The Age of the Reformation
Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1648
Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, ca. 1640-1715
A Revolution in World-View
Europe on the Threshold of Modernity, ca. 1715-1789
An Age of Revolution 1789-1815
The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750-1850
Restoration, Reform, and Revolution, 1814-1848
Nationalism and Political Reform, 1850-1880
The Age of Optimism, 1850-1880
Imperialism and Escalating Tensions, 1880-1914
War and Revolution, 1914-1919
The Illusion of Stability, 1919-1930
The Tortured Decade, 1930-1939
The Era of the Second World War, 1939-1949
An Anxious Stability: The Age of the Cold War, 1949-1989
A Continuing Experiment: The West and the World Since 1989

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