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Brief History of the Western World since 1300

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ISBN-10: 0534642381

ISBN-13: 9780534642389

Edition: 9th 2005

Authors: Thomas H. Greer, Gavin Lewis

List price: $134.95
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This is Volume II: Since 1300 of A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, 9th Edition. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $134.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
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.

(Single volume includes Parts One to Five, Chapters 1-16; Volume I: to 1789 includes Parts One to Three, Chapters 1-10, Volume II: Since 1300 includes Parts Three to Five, Chapters 7-16)
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 Modern West
Absolute Monarchy, Science and Enlightenment
The First Modern Revolutions
Conservatism, Liberalism, and Nationalism
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