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Western Civilization Ideas, Politics, and Society - Since 1400

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ISBN-10: 0547147414

ISBN-13: 9780547147413

Edition: 9th 2009

Authors: Thomas F. X. Noble, Margaret Jacob, James Jacob, Myrna Chase, Theodore H. Von Laue

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WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 9th Edition 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, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.
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Book details

List price: $214.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

After receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Thomas Noble taught at Albion College, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Virginia. In 1999 he received the University of Virginia's highest award for teaching excellence and in 2008 Notre Dame's Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2011 he received the Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., award for excellence in teaching and scholarship from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 chairperson of Notre Dame's history department. He is the author of Images,…    

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.

Early Modern Europe: From Renaissance To Enlightenment, 1350-1789
The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age
The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity
European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations
The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State
The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism
The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform
An Age Of Revolution: Liberal, National, Industrial, 1789-1848
The French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality
Napoleon: Subverter and Preserver of the Revolution
The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation
Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century
Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815-1848
An Age Of Contradiction: Progress And Breakdown, 1848-1914
Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism
The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism
The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization
Imperialism: Western Global Dominance
Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the
World Wars And Totalitarianism: The West In Crisis
World War I: The West in Despair
An Era of Totalitarianism
Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism
World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance
The Contemporary World: The Global Age, Since 1945
Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989
The Troubled Present