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Western Civilization Ideas, Politics, and Society

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ISBN-10: 0547147015

ISBN-13: 9780547147017

Edition: 9th 2009

Authors: Marvin B. Perry, Margaret C. Jacob, James R. Jacob, Myrna Chase, Theodore H. Von Laue

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Western Civilization, 9/e covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Ninth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines and full-color maps with physical geography essays. New technology resources, including an interactive eBook and CL HistorySpace with Eduspace, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.
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List price: $275.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.432

Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM…    

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is THE FIRST KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. HUMAN CAPITAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1750-1850. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1981). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on…    

Myrna Chase teaches at Baruch College, City University of New York, and is a specialist in 19th-century France and England. In 1980, she published Eli Halevy: An Intellectual Biography. She contributes the chapters on the Industrial Revolution, the Industrial West, and Imperialism.

The Ancient World: Foundation of the West to A.D. 500
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations Prehistory The Rise to Civilization Mesopotamian Civilization Egyptian Civilization Profile: Hatchepsut Empire Builders The Religious Orientation of the Near East Primary Source: Mythical Thinking
The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual
Outline of Hebrew
History God: One, Sovereign, Transcendent, Good
The Individual and Moral Autonomy
The Covenant and the Law
The Hebrew Idea of History
The Prophets Profile: Jeremiah
The Legacy of the Ancient Jews
Primary Source: Isaiah and Social Justice
The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics
Early Aegean Civilizations
The Rise of Hellenic Civilization
Evolution of the City-State Athenian Greatness
The Decline of the Ciry-States
The Dilemma of Greek Politics Profile: Demosthenes
Primary Source: Pericles on Athenian Greatness
Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason
Philosophy Art Poetry and Drama
Profile: Hesiod History
The Greek Achievement: Reason, Freedom, Humanism
Primary Source: Euripides: Medea
The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion
Alexander the Great Hellenistic Society
Hellenistic Culture Profile: Polybius
The Hellenistic Legacy
Primary Source: Epicureanism: Living Well
The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire
Evolution of the Roman Constitution
Roman Expansion to 146 B.C.
Culture in the Republic Collapse of the Republic Profile: Cleopatra
Primary Source: Polybius: The Roman Army
The Roman Empire: A World-State
Augustus and the Foundations of the Roman Empire
The Pax Romana Profile: Epictetus Signs of Trouble
The Decline of Rome
The Roman Legacy
Primary Source: Aelius
Aristides: The Blessings of the Pax Romana
Early Christianity: A World Religion
Origins of Christianity
The Spread and Triumph of Christianity Profile: Blandina
The Growth of Christian Organization, Doctrine, and Attitudes
Saint Augustine: The Christian World-View
Christianity and Classical Humanism: Alternative World-Views
Primary Source: Saint
Benedict of Nursia: The Christian Way of Life
The Middle Ages: the Christian Centuries, 500-1400
The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin
Christendom Byzantine Civilization: The Medieval Christian
East Islamic Civilization: Its Development and Dissemination
Latin Christendom: The Rise of Europe
Art Essay #1: The Art of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages
The Church: Shaper of Medieval Civilization
The Kingdom of the Franks
Profile: Saint Boniface Medieval Society
Primary Source: Bishop Adalbero of Laon: The Tripartite Society
The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal
Economic Expansion
The Rise of States
The Growth of Papal
Power Profile: Saladin Christians and Jews
Primary Source: Pope Innocent III: "Royal Power Derives Its Dignity from the Pontifical Authority"
The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis
Revival of Learning
The Medieval World-View Philosophy-Theology Profile: Abelard and H?loise Science
The Recovery of Roman Law Literature Architecture
Primary Source: Peter Abelard: Synthesis of Reason and Faith
The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution
An Age of Adversity
The Decline of the Papacy Breakup of the Thomistic Synthesis
The Middle Ages and the Modern World: Continuity and Discontinuity
Profile: Joan of Arc
Primary Source: Jean de Venette: The Black Death
Early Modern Europe: from Renaissance to Enlightenment, 1350-1789
The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age
Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance
The Renaissance Outlook: Humanism and Secular Politics
The Spread of the Renaissance Profile: A Renaissance Man
Art Essay #2: The Renaissance
The Renaissance and the Modern Age
Primary Source: Leonardo Bruni: Study of Greek Literature and a Humanist Educational Program
The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity
The Medieval Church in Crisis
The Lutheran Revolt Profile: Katharina von Bora
The Spread of the Reformation
The Catholic Response
The Reformation and the Modern Age
Primary Source: Martin Luther: Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (1517)<PLI>15
European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations
European Expansion Profile: Bartolom? de las Casas
The Price Revolution
The Expansion of Agriculture
The Expansion of Trade and Industry
The Growth of Capitalism
The Elite and the People Economic and Social Transformations
Primary Source: Seventeenth-Century Slave Traders: Buying and Transporting Africans
The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State
Monarchs and Elites as State Builders
The Rise and Fall of Hapsburg Spain
The Growth of French Power
The Growth of Limited
Monarchy and Constitutionalism in England Profile: Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
The Netherlands: A Bourgeois Republic
The Holy Roman Empire: The Failure to Unify Germany
The Emergence of Austria and Prussia Russia: Great Nobles and Starving Peasants
The State and Modern Political Development
Primary Source: Louis XIV: Instructions for the Dauphin
The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism Medieval Cosmology
A New View of Nature
The Newtonian Synthesis: Experiment, Mathematics, and Theory
Biology, Medicine, and Chemistry
Bacon and Descartes: Prophets of the New Science
Art Essay #3: Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Social Implications of the Scientific Revolution
The Meaning of the Scientific Revolution Profile: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Primary Source: Descartes: Discourse on Method (1637)
The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform
The Formation of a Public and Secular
Culture Alternatives to Orthodoxy
Political Thought
Social Thought
Profile: Mary Wollstonecraft
Economic Thought
The High Enlightenment
European Political and Diplomatic Developments
The Enlightenment in Eastern Europe
The American Revolution
The Enlightenment and the Modern World
Primary Source: Treatise of the Three Impostors
An Age of Revolution: Liberal, National, Industrial, 1789-1848
The French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality
The Old Regime
The Moderate Stage, 1789-91
The Radical Stage, 1792-94
Profile: Gracchus Babeuf
The Meaning of the French Revolution
Primary Source: Maxmilien Robespierre: Republic of Virtue
Napoleon: Subverter and Preserver of the Revolution
Rise to Power Napoleon and France
Profile: Fran?ois Dominique Toussaint
L'Ouverture Napoleon and Europe
The Fall of Napoleon
The Legend and the Achievement
Primary Source: Napoleon: The Reformer
The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation
Origins of the Industrial
Age Profile: The Darby Family Society
Transformed Relief and Reform Industrialism in Perspective
Primary Source: Edward Baines: The Factory System
Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century
Romanticism: A New Cultural Orientation
German Idealism Profile: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Conservatism: The Value of Tradition
Liberalism: The Value of the Individual
Radicalism and Democracy: The Expansion of Liberalism
Early Socialism: New Possibilities for Society
Nationalism: The Sacredness of the Nation
Primary Source: Joseph de Maistre: Arch-Conservative
Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815-1848
The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815
Revolutions, 1820-1829
Revolutions, 1830-1832
The Rise of Reform in Britain
Revolutions of 1848: France
Revolutions of 1848: Germany, Austria, and Italy
Profile: Francis Palacky
Revolutions of 1848: An Assessment
Primary Source: Alexis de Torqueville: The June Days
Anage of Contradiction: Progress and Breakdown, 1848-1914
Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism Realism and Naturalism
Profile: Charles Dickens Positivism Darwinism Religion in a Secular Age
Marxism Anarchism Liberalism in Transition
Feminism: Extending the Principle of Equality
Primary Source: Darwin: The Descent of Man
The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism
The Unification of Italy
The Unification of Germany
The Hapsburg Empire
The Rise of Racial Nationalism
Profile: Richard Wagner
Primary Source: The Pan-German
League: Extreme Racial Nationalism
The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization
The Advance of Industry
Great Britain: An Industrial
Model France: Democratic or Authoritarian
Germany: An Authoritarian State
Profile: Jean Jaur?s
Italy: Unfulfilled Expectations
Russia: Tsarist Empire
Art Essay #4: Art of the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
The United States: Democratic Giant
A Golden Age
Primary Source: Hubertine Auclert: La Citoyenne
Imperialism: Western Global Dominance Emergence of the New Imperialism
European Domination of Asia Profile: Gandhi
The Scramble for Africa Latin America
The Legacy of Imperialism
Primary Source: Joseph Chamberlain: The Benefits of Empire
Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts
Irrationalism Freud: A New View of Human Nature
Social Thought: Confronting the Irrational and the Complexities of Modern Society
The Modernist Movement Profile: Joseph Conrad Modern Physics
The Enlightenment Tradition in Disarray
Primary Source: Friedrich Nietzsche: The Will to Power
World Wars and Totalitarianism: The West in Crisis
World War I: The West in Despair Aggravated Nationalist Tensions in Austria-Hungary
The German System of Alliances
The Triple Entente Drifting Toward War
War as Celebration Stalemate in the West Other
Fronts Profile: Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen (the "Red Baron") Collapse of the Central Powers
The Peace Conference
The Russian Revolution of 1917
The War and European Consciousness
Primary Source: Friedrich von Bernhardi: Germany and the Next War
An Era of Totalitarianism
The Nature of Totalitarianism Communist Russia
The Nature of Fascism
The Rise of Fascism in Italy
The Fascist State in Italy
The New German Republic
The Rise of Hitler Nazi
Germany Profile: Charles Maurras Liberalism and Authoritarianism in Other Lands
Primary Source: Ernst Huber: "The Authority of the F?hrer is... All-Inclusive and Unlimited"
Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism
Intellectuals and Artists in Troubled
Times Profile: Leni Riefenstahl Existentialism
The Modern Predicament
Primary Source: Johan Huizinga: In the Shadow of Tomorrow
World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance
The Aftermath of World War I
The Road to War
The Nazi Blitzkrieg
The New Order Profile: Hans and Sophie Scholl Turn of the Tide
The Legacy of World War II
Primary Source: Historical Division, War Department: Omaha Beachhead
The Contemporary World: The Global Age, since 1945
Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989
The Cold War Building a New Europe
Profile: Simone de Beauvoir
The Soviet Bloc Decolonization
Primary Source: Milovan Djilas: The New Class
The Troubled Present
The Demise of Communism Profile: Pope John Paul II
The Post-Cold War World Art Essay #5: Contemporary Art
Our Global Age: Tensions and Concerns
Primary Source: bin Laden: Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders