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Western Society A Brief History

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ISBN-10: 0312682999

ISBN-13: 9780312682996

Edition: 2010

Authors: John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John Buckler

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Based on the highly acclaimedA History of Western Society, this Brief Edition offers a welcome new approach for today's classrooms. A full-color design, extensive learning aids, rich illustration program, and affordable price combine with lively, descriptive writing and compelling first-hand accounts to provide the most vivid account available in a concise edition of what life was like for peoples of the past.
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Book details

List price: $112.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.410

Clare Haru Crowston is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Chair, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979. She has published WORKING WOMEN IN RENAISSANCE GERMANY (Rutgers, 1986) as well as numerous articles on women and the Reformation and urban social history. She is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008), DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL PAST (2003), DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT PAST (2005), DISCOVERING THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD (2005), and BECOMING VISIBLE: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (1998). She is also the General Editor of the PROBLEMS IN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION series.

Images in Society
Individuals in Society
Listening to the Past
Origins, ca. 400,000–1100 b.c.e.From Caves to TownsImages in Society
The IcemanMesopotamian Civilization
Mapping the Past
Spread of Cultures in the Ancient Near East
The Invention of Writing and the First Schools
Mesopotamian Thought and Religion
Sumerian Social and Gender Divisions
The Spread of Mesopotamian Culture
The Triumph of Babylon
Life Under HammurabiEgypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100–1200 b.c.e.)
The God-King of Egypt
The Pharaoh’s People
The Hyksos in Egypt (1640–1570 b.c.e.)
The New Kingdom: Revival and Empire (1500–1075 b.c.e.)
Individuals in SocietyNefertiti, the "Perfect Woman"The Hittites and the End of an Era (ca. 1640–1100 b.c.e.)
The Coming of the Hittites (ca. 1640–1200 b.c.e.)
The Fall of Empires and the Survival of Cultures (ca. 1200 b.c.e.)
Chapter Review
Key Terms
Listening to the Past
A Quest for Immortality
Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East, ca. 1100–513 b.c.e.Disruption and Diffusion
The End of Egyptian Power
The Rise of Phoenicia
Individuals in SocietyWen-Amon
The Children of Israel
The Evolution of the Jewish State
Elements of Jewish ReligionAssyria, the Military Monarchy
The Power of Assyria
Mapping the Past
The Assyrian and Persian Empires
Assyrian Culture
The Empire of the Persian Kings
The Land of the Medes and Persians
The Rise of the Persian Empire (550–540 b.c.e.)
Thus Spake Zarathustra
Chapter Review
Key Terms
Listening to the Past
The Covenant Between Yahweh and the Hebrew
Classical Greece, ca. 1650–338 b.c.e.Hellas
The Land
The Minoans and Mycenaeans (ca. 2000–ca. 1100 b.c.e.)
Homer, Hesiod, Gods, and Heroes (1100–800 b.c.e.)
The Polis
Origins of the Polis
Governing Structures
The Archaic Age (800–500 b.c.e.)
Overseas Expansion
The Growth of Sparta
The Evolution of Athens
The Classical Period (500–338 b.c.e.)
The Persian Wars (499&a