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History of Western Society

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ISBN-10: 0312683103

ISBN-13: 9780312683108

Edition: 9th 2007

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

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The first Western civilization text to make social history its focus, "A History of Western Society," Ninth Edition, remains unsurpassed in its integration of everyday life in the broad sweep of Western history. The enduring appeal of social history is strengthened in the new edition with fresh scholarship on gender and cultural history contributed by new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing, fascinating details about daily life, and engaging special features help students identify with peoples of the past, while the authors' sustained attention to cultural, economic, political, and diplomatic history ensures a balanced, integrated narrative.
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List price: $125.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1232
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.55" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Origins, ca 400,000-1100 B.C.
Understanding Western History
From Caves to Towns
Images in Society: The Iceman
Mesopotamian Civilization
Mapping the Past: Map 1.1 Spread of Cultures in the Ancient Near East
The Spread of Mesopotamian Culture
Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100-1200 B.C.)
Individuals in Society: Nefertiti, the "Perfect Woman"
The Hittites and the End of an Era (ca 1640-1100 B.C.)
Listening to the Past: A Quest for Immortality
Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East (ca. 1100-513 B.C.)
Disruption and Diffusion
Individuals in Society: Wen-Amon
The Children of Israel
Assyria, the Military Monarchy
Mapping the Past: Map 2.2 The Assyrian and Persian Empires
The Empire of the Persian Kings
Listening to the Past: The Covenant Between Yahweh and the Hebrews
Classical Greece (ca 1650-338 B.C.)
Hellas: The Land
The Polis
The Archaic Age (800-500 B.C.)
The Classical Period (500-338 B.C.)
Mapping the Past: Map 3.3 The Peloponnesian War
Individuals in Society: Aspasia
The Final Act (404-338 B.C.)
Listening to the Past: The Great Plague at Athens, 430 B.C.
The Hellenistic World (336-146 B.C.)
Alexander and the Great Crusade
Alexander's Legacy
Mapping the Past: Map 4.2 The Hellenistic World
The Spread of Hellenism
The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Intellectual Advances
Individuals in Society: Archimedes and the Practical Application of Science
Listening to the Past: Alexander and the Brotherhood of Man
The Rise of Rome, ca 750-44 B.C.
The Roman Republic
Roman Expansion
Mapping the Past: Map 5.2 Roman Expansion During the Republic
Old Values and Greek Culture
The Late Republic (133-31 B.C.)
Individuals in Society: Quintus Sertorius
Listening to the Past: A Magic Charm
The Pax Romana (31 B.C.-A.D. 450)
Augustus's Settlement (31 B.C.-A.D. 14)
The Coming of Christianity
Augustus's Successors
Life in the "Golden Age"
Individuals in Society: Bithus, a Typical Roman Soldier
Images in Society: The Roman Villa at Chedworth
Rome in Disarray and Recovery (A.D. 177-450)
Mapping the Past: Map 6.3 The Economic Aspect of the Pax Romana
Listening to the Past: Rome Extends Its Citizenship
Late Antiquity: 350-600
The Byzantine Empire
Individuals in Society: Theodora of Constantinople
The Growth of the Christian Church
Christian Ideas and Practices
Christian Missionaries and Conversion
Migrating Peoples
Mapping the Past: Map 7.3 The Barbarian Migrations
Barbarian Society
Listening to the Past: The Conversion of Clovis
Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 600-1000
The Spread of Islam
The Frankish Kingdom
The Empire of Charlemagne
Individuals in Society: Ebo of Reims
Early Medieval Culture and Society
Invasions and Migrations
Mapping the Past: Map 8.4 Invasions and Migrations of the Ninth Century
Listening to the Past: Feudal Homage and Fealty
State and Church in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
Political Revival
Law and Justice
The Papacy
The Crusades
Mapping the Past: Map 9.4 The Routes of the Crusades
Individuals in Society: The Jews of Speyer: A Collective Biography
The Expansion of Christianity
Listening to the Past: An Arab View of the Crusades
The Changing Life of the People in the High Middle Ages
Village Life
Popular Religion
Monasteries and Convents
Individuals in Society: Hildegard of Bingen
Mapping the Past: Map 10.1 Cistercian Expansion
Listening to the Past: The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela
The Creativity and Challenges of Medieval Cities
Towns and Economic Revival
Mapping the Past: Map 11.1 Population of European Urban Areas, ca Late Thirteenth Century
Individuals in Society: Francesco Datini
Medieval Universities
Vernacular Culture
Architecture and Art
Images in Society: From Romanesque to Gothic
Cities and the Church
Listening to the Past: Courtly Love
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages, 1300-1450
Prelude to Disaster
The Black Death
Mapping the Past: MapP 12.1 The Course of the Black Death in Fourteenth-Century Europe
The Hundred Years' War
Challenges to the Church
Individuals in Society: Jan Hus
Economic and Social Change
Listening to the Past: Christine de Pizan
European Society in the Age of the Renaissance, 1350-1550
Economic and Political Developments
Intellectual Change
Mapping the Past: Map 13.2 The Growth of Printing in Europe
Art and the Artist
Individuals in Society: Leonardo da Vinci
Social Hierarchies
Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521)
Listening to the Past: An Age of Gold
Reformations and Religious Wars, 1500-1600
The Early Reformation
Images in Society: Art in the Reformation
The Reformation and German Politics
The Spread of the Protestant Reformation
The Catholic Reformation
Mapping the Past: Map 14.2 Religious Divisions in Europe
Individuals in Society: Teresa of �vila
Religious Violence
Listening to the Past: Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty
European Exploration and Conquest, 1450-1650
World Contacts Before Columbus
The European Voyages of Discovery
Mapping the Past: Map 15.2 Overseas Exploration and Conquest, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Europe and the World After Columbus
Individuals in Society: Juan de Pareja
Changing Attitudes and Beliefs
Listening to the Past: Columbus Describes His First Voyage
Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe, ca 1589-1715
Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding
Absolutism in France and Spain
Mapping the Past: Map 16.2 Europe in 1715
The Culture of Absolutism
Individuals in Society: Glückel of Hameln