West A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 0136056342

ISBN-13: 9780136056348

Edition: 2nd 2009

List price: $87.60
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The West: a Narrative Historyis a unique text in its field, as it was conceived and developed as a brief introduction to the history of theWest. It is not a reduced version of a larger study, but a fully realized project in its own right. It defines theWestin its broadest terms, encompassing all of the varied cultures that trace at least some of their ancestry to the ancient Mediterranean world. In addition, it consistently reminds its readers of the links between the people who have come to define theWestand those in other regions of the world.
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List price: $87.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640

The West: Culture and Ideas
Departure Prehistory to 1000 bce
The Birth of Civilization
Larger Issue: How do environments shape human communities and human communities alter environments?
The Evolution of the Prehistoric Cultures
The Archaic States
The Origin of Civilization in Mesopotamia: Sumer
The Rise of Civilization in Egypt
The Rise of Empires and the Beginning of the Iron Age
Larger Issue: Does civilization promote or intensify divisions among peoples?
The Transition States
Imperial Egypt: The New Kingdom
The Indo-Europeans and the Clash of Empires
The Bible and History
The Classical Era 2000 bce to 30 ce
Aegean Civilizations
Larger Issue: When does civilization in the West become Western civilization?
Minoan Mentors
The Mycenaeans, Greeces First Civilization
The Aegean Dark Age
The Hellenic Era
The Rise of the Mainland Powers
The Persian Wars: Crucible of a Civilization
The Hellenic Era
Larger Issue: What did the Greeks contribute to the development of modern civilization?
Persian Wars as Catalyst
The Peloponnesian War
Intellectual and Artistic Life in the Polis
The Hellenistic Era and the Rise of Rome
Larger Issue: What circumstances are likely to undermine governments by the people?
The Hellenistic Era
The Origin of Rome
The Roman Republic
Romes Civil War
Romes Empire and the Unification of the Western World
Larger Issue: Do people prefer order to liberty?
The Augustan Era
Order and Continuity: The Dynastic Option
Order and Continuity: The Elective Option
Life in an Imperial Environment
The Decline of Rome
The Division of the West 300 to 1300
The Wests Medieval Civilizations
Larger Issue: Should freedom of religion be limited?
The Christian Element
The German Element
The Byzantine Empire of Constantinople
The Emergence of Europe
Larger Issue: How did Europe build on its legacies from the ancient world?
The Merovingian Kingdom: Europes Nucleus
The Franks Neighbors
The Carolingian Era
Retrenchment and Reorganization
The Culture of Europes Dark Age
Europe Turns Outward
Larger Issue: Was conflict among the medieval civilizations inevitable?
Islams Crest and Byzantiums Resurgence
The Reorganization of Feudal Europe
The Eleventh-Century Turning Point
Europes High Middle Ages
Larger Issue: Why are some societies more open to change than others?
The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century
Universities and Scholasticism
Religious Revival and Diversity of Opinion
The Artistic Vision of the High Middle Ages
Government in the High Middle Ages
Challenges, Conflicts, and Departures 1300 to 1700
Challenges to the Medieval Order
Larger Issue: What did the crises of the late medieval era reveal about the strengths and weaknesses of Europes civilization?
Challenges from Nature
Turmoil in the Middle East
Spiritual Crises
Political Responses: The Burdens of War
Renaissance and Exploration
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