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Brief History of the Western World

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ISBN-10: 0534642365

ISBN-13: 9780534642365

Edition: 9th 2005

Authors: Thomas H. Greer, Gavin Lewis

List price: $196.95
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Greer/Lewis's A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, which pioneered the brief format for this subject, provides a comprehensive view of the development of Western civilization in half the pages of other texts. Not simply an abridgement of a longer book, this text offers students in survey courses a concise, lucid narrative. Each chapter provides broad coverage of political, social, cultural, and religious themes. Because the book is brief, instructors have the flexibility to tailor their instruction, and to assign supplementary materials as desired. The text's clear, balanced account of crucial political events, social and economic developments, ideas, and artistic creations make it a good…    
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Book details

List price: $196.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Thomas H. Greer has studied and taught Western civilization for more than thirty-five years. He was one of the founders and developers of the highly regarded one-year humanities course at Michigan State University, completed by over 100,000 students, and served as department chairman. He is a specialist in contemporary world affairs. Among his publications are AMERICAN SOCIAL REFORM MOVEMENTS: THEIR PATTERN SINCE 1865; THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN DOCTRINE OF AIR POWER, 1917-1941; THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II (coauthor); WHAT ROOSEVELT THOUGHT: THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IDEAS OF F.D.R.; and CLASSICS OF WESTERN THOUGHT (general editor).

Gavin Lewis received his Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His research and publications include studies of central European history, Sumerian civilization, Athenian politics and religion, print and culture in the Renaissance, and the decipherment of Egyptian writing. He has over thirty years' experience teaching Western civilization to undergraduates. He is the author of CHURCH AND PARTY IN POLITICAL CATHOLICISM: THE CLERGY AND THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL PARTY IN LOWER AUSTRIA, 1887-1907; TOMS MASARYK; and CLOSE-UPS OF THE PAST: WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN CASE STUDIES.

The Ancient World: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Civilization
The Birth of Civilization in the Middle East
The Greek Beginnings of Western Civilization
The Roman Triumph and Fall
A Conquering New Faith: Christianity
Medieval Civilization
The Creation of Europe: Political and Social Foundations
The Flowering of Medieval Culture
The Remaking of Europe
The Transformation and Expansion of Europe
The Renaissance: Upsurge of Humanism
The Reformation: Division and Reform in the Church
The Rise of the Modern West
Absolute Monarchy, Science, and Enlightenment
The First Modern Revolutions
Liberalism, Nationalism, and Conservatism
The Impact of the Machine
The West and the World in the Era of Global Civilization
The West Divided: Imperialism, World War, and Competing World Orders
The West Reunited: The Cold War, Decolonization, and the End of Communism
The Revolution in Western Culture
Western Civilization in the World of Today.