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Western Civilization Complete

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ISBN-10: 0618102086

ISBN-13: 9780618102082

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Thomas F. X. Noble, William Cohen, Kristen B. Neuschel, David D. Roberts, Barry S. Strauss

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This incisive account of the forces that have shaped the western past focuses on two main themes - power in all its senses and the role of frontier and non-European regions in the historical development of the West.
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List price: $107.16
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1063
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.280
Language: English

Thomas F. X. Noble is Professor and Chair of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of several books, including The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Prefacep. xxiii
About the Authorsp. xxxi
The Ancestors of the Westp. 3
Origins, to Ca. 3000 B.C.p. 4
Mesopotamia, to Ca. 1600 B.C.p. 13
Egypt, to Ca. 1100 B.C.p. 21
Widening Horizons: The Levant and Anatolia, 2500-1150 B.C.p. 30
Summaryp. 35
Suggested Readingp. 35
Information Technology: Papyrusp. 14
Weighing the Evidence: The Iceman and His Worldp. 36
The Sword, the Book, and the Myths: Western Asia and Early Greecep. 39
Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, and Persians, Ca. 1200-330 B.C.p. 40
Israel, Ca. 1500-400 B.C.p. 50
Early Greece, to Ca. 725 B.C.p. 57
Summaryp. 65
Suggested Readingp. 65
Weighing the Evidence: The Siege of Lachishp. 66
The Age of the Polis: Greece, ca. 750-350 B.C.p. 69
Society and Politics in Archaic Greece, Ca. 750-500 B.C.p. 70
The Culture of Archaic Greecep. 81
Classical Greecep. 85
The Public Culture of Classical Greecep. 93
Summaryp. 101
Suggested Readingp. 101
Weighing the Evidence: The Parthenonp. 102
Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Civilization, ca. 350-30 B.C.p. 105
Philip and Alexanderp. 107
The Hellenistic Kingdoms, 323-30 B.C.p. 112
The Alexandrian Momentp. 121
The Turn Inward: New Philosophies, New Faithsp. 127
Summaryp. 132
Suggested Readingp. 133
Weighing the Evidence: Images of Cleopatrap. 134
Rome: From Republic to Empire, ca. 509-31 B.C.p. 137
Before the Republic, 753-509 B.C.p. 139
Government and Society in the Early and Middle Republics, Ca. 509-133 B.C.p. 142
From Italian City-State to World Empire, Ca. 509-133 B.C.p. 149
The Revolution from the Gracchi to the Caesars, 133-31 B.C.p. 160
Summaryp. 168
Suggested Readingp. 169
Weighing the Evidence: Luxury Goods and Gender Wars in Romep. 170
Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.--A.D. 284p. 173
Augustus and the Principate, 31 B.C.--A.D. 68p. 174
The Roman Peace and Its Collapse, A.D. 69-284p. 182
Early Christianityp. 191
Summaryp. 199
Suggested Readingp. 199
Weighing the Evidence: Gladiatorsp. 200
The World of Late Antiquity, 284--ca. 600p. 203
Rebuilding the Roman Empire, 284-395p. 204
The Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, 313-604p. 212
The Rise of Germanic Kingdoms in the West, Ca. 370-530p. 219
The Roman Empire in the East, 395-565p. 225
Society and Culture in Late Antiquityp. 229
Summaryp. 235
Suggested Readingp. 235
Weighing the Evidence: The Ravenna Mosaicsp. 236
Early Medieval Civilizations, 600-900p. 239
The Islamic Eastp. 240
The Byzantine Empirep. 247
Catholic Kingdoms in the Westp. 252
The Carolingian Empirep. 257
Early Medieval Economies and Societiesp. 266
Summaryp. 271
Suggested Readingp. 271
Weighing the Evidence: The Manuscript Bookp. 272
The Expansion of Europe in the High Middle Ages, 900-1300p. 275
Economic Expansionp. 276
The Heirs of the Carolingian Empire: Germany, Italy, and Francep. 284
The British Islesp. 295
The Growth of New Statesp. 301
The Crusades, 1095-1291p. 308
Summaryp. 312
Suggested Readingp. 313
Weighing the Evidence: The Medieval Castlep. 314
Medieval Civilization at Its Height, 900-1300p. 317
The Traditional Orders of Societyp. 318
Social and Religious Movements, Ca. 1100-1300p. 328
Latin Culture: From Schools to Universitiesp. 334
The Vernacular Achievementp. 342
Summaryp. 352
Suggested Readingp. 352
Information Technology: Paperp. 344
Weighing the Evidence: Stained Glassp. 350
Crisis and Recovery in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1500p. 355
The Crisis of the Western Christian Churchp. 356
War, Disorder, and Revolts in Western Europe, 1300-1450p. 362
Economy and Societyp. 371
The Consolidation of the Late Medieval Governments, 1450-1500p. 378
Summaryp. 388
Suggested Readingp. 389
Weighing the Evidence: A Painting of the Plaguep. 390
The Renaissancep. 393
Humanism and Culture in Italy, 1300-1500p. 394
The Arts in Italy, 1250-1550p. 403
The Spread of the Renaissance, 1350-1536p. 410
The Renaissance and Court Societyp. 418
Summaryp. 424
Suggested Readingp. 425
Information Technology: The Print Revolutionp. 414
Weighing the Evidence: The Art of Renaissance Florencep. 426
European Overseas Expansion to 1600p. 429
The European Background, 1250-1492p. 430
Portuguese Voyages of Exploration, 1350-1515p. 435
Spanish Voyages of Exploration, 1492-1522p. 440
Spain's Colonial Empire, 1492-1600p. 444
The Columbian Exchangep. 453
Summaryp. 456
Suggested Readingp. 457
Weighing the Evidence: The Ships of Explorationp. 458
The Age of the Reformationp. 461
The Reformation Movements, Ca. 1517-1545p. 462
The Empire of Charles V (R. 1519-1556)p. 472
The English Reformation, 1520-1603p. 478
France, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe, 1523-1560p. 483
The Late Reformation, Ca. 1545-1600p. 486
Summaryp. 493
Suggested Readingp. 496
Weighing the Evidence: A Reformation Woodcutp. 494
Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1648p. 499
Economic Change and Social Tensionsp. 500
Imperial Spain and the Limits of Royal Powerp. 505
Religious and Political Conflict in France and Englandp. 514
The Holy Roman Empire and the Thirty Years' War, 1555-1648p. 523
Writing, Drama, and Art in an Age of Upheavalp. 529
Summaryp. 534
Suggested Readingp. 535
Weighing the Evidence: Art at Courtp. 536
Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, ca. 1640-1715p. 539
France in the Age of Absolutismp. 540
English Civil War and Its Aftermathp. 548
New Powers in Central and Eastern Europep. 553
The Expansion of Overseas Trade and Settlementp. 560
Summaryp. 569
Suggested Readingp. 569
Weighing the Evidence: Table Mannersp. 570
A Revolution in World-Viewp. 573
The Revolution in Astronomy, 1543-1632p. 574
The Scientific Revolution Generalized, Ca. 1600-1700p. 582
The New Science: Society, Politics, and Religionp. 590
Summaryp. 598
Suggested Readingp. 599
Weighing the Evidence: Modern Mapsp. 600
Europe on the Threshold of Modernity, ca. 1715-1789p. 603
The Enlightenmentp. 604
European States in the Age of Enlightenmentp. 617
The Widening Scope of Warfarep. 624
Economic Expansion and Social Changep. 631
Summaryp. 637
Suggested Readingp. 640
Information Technology: Newspapersp. 614
Weighing the Evidence: Gardensp. 638
An Age of Revolution, 1789-1815p. 643
The Beginnings of Revolution, 1775-1789p. 644
The Phases of the Revolution, 1789-1799p. 653
The Napoleonic Era and the Legacy of Revolution, 1799-1815p. 661
Summaryp. 673
Suggested Readingp. 673
Weighing the Evidence: Political Symbolsp. 674
The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750-1850p. 677
Setting the Stage for Industrializationp. 678
Industrialization and European Productionp. 681
The Transformation of Europe and Its Environmentp. 690
Responses to Industrializationp. 699
Summaryp. 703
Suggested Readingp. 703
Weighing the Evidence: Workers' Wagesp. 704
Restoration, Reform, and Revolution, 1814-1848p. 707
The Search for Stability: The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815p. 708
Ideological Confrontationsp. 711
Restoration, Reform, and Reactionp. 723
The Revolutions of 1848p. 732
Summaryp. 737
Suggested Readingp. 737
Weighing the Evidence: Raft of the "Medusa"p. 738
Nationalism and Political Reform, 1850-1880p. 741
The Changing Nature of International Relationsp. 742
Italian Unification, 1859-1870p. 745
German Unification, 1850-1871p. 750
Precarious Empiresp. 755
The Emergence of New Political Forms in the United States and Canada, 1840-1880p. 761
The Development of Western Democraciesp. 765
Summaryp. 770
Suggested Readingp. 771
Weighing the Evidence: An Engraving of the British Royal Familyp. 772
The Age of Optimism, 1850-1880p. 775
Industrial Growth and Accelerationp. 777
Changing Conditions Among Social Groupsp. 782
Urban Problems and Solutionsp. 790
Social and Political Initiativesp. 793
Culture in an Age of Optimismp. 795
Summaryp. 804
Suggested Readingp. 805
Information Technology: The Telegraphp. 780
Weighing the Evidence: The Modern City and Photographyp. 806
Escalating Tensions, 1880-1914p. 809
The New Imperialism and the Spread of Europe's Populationp. 810
From Optimism to Anxiety: Politics and Culturep. 821
Vulnerable Democraciesp. 826
Autocracies in Crisisp. 831
The Coming Warp. 836
Summaryp. 839
Suggested Readingp. 839
Weighing the Evidence: The Layout of the British Museump. 840
War and Revolution, 1914-1919p. 843
The Unforeseen Stalemate, 1914-1917p. 844
The Experiences of Total Warp. 853
Two Revolutions in Russia: March and November 1917p. 857
The New War and the Allied Victory, 1917-1918p. 862
The Outcome and the Impactp. 866
Summaryp. 874
Suggested Readingp. 875
Weighing the Evidence: The Poetry of World War Ip. 876
The Illusion of Stability, 1919-1930p. 879
The West and the World After the Great Warp. 880
Communism, Fascism, and the New Political Spectrump. 884
Toward Mass Societyp. 895
Weimar Germany and the Trials of the New Democraciesp. 900
The Search for Meaning in a Disordered Worldp. 904
Summaryp. 909
Suggested Readingp. 909
Weighing the Evidence: Advertisingp. 910
The Tortured Decade, 1930-1939p. 913
The Great Depressionp. 914
The Stalinist Revolution in the Soviet Unionp. 920
Hitler and Nazism in Germanyp. 924
Fascist Challenge and Antifascist Response, 1934-1939p. 931
The Coming of World War II, 1935-1939p. 937
Summaryp. 934
Suggested Readingp. 934
Weighing the Evidence: Film as Propagandap. 944
The Era of the Second World War, 1939-1949p. 947
The Victory of Nazi Germany, 1939-1941p. 949
The Assault on the Soviet Union and the Nazi New Orderp. 953
A Global War, 1941-1944p. 962
The Shape of the Allied Victory, 1944-1945p. 967
Into the Postwar Worldp. 974
Summaryp. 981
Suggested Readingp. 981
Weighing the Evidence: Holocaust Testimonyp. 982
An Anxious Stability: The Age of the Cold War, 1949-1989p. 985
The Search for Cultural Bearingsp. 986
Prosperity and Democracy in Western Europep. 990
The Communist Bloc: From Consolidation to Stagnationp. 999
Europe, the West, and the Worldp. 1004
The Collapse of the Soviet System, 1975-1991p. 1011
Summaryp. 1018
Suggested Readingp. 1019
Weighing the Evidence: Pop Artp. 1020
The West and the World Since 1989p. 1023
The Search for a New International Orderp. 1024
Economy and the Political Order in the Mature Democraciesp. 1033
The Postcommunist Experimentp. 1041
Lifestyles and Identities in the Westp. 1045
The West in a Global Agep. 1053
Conclusion: Learning from Western Civilization in a Postmodern Worldp. 1058
Suggested Readingp. 1061
Information Technology: The Internetp. 1036
Weighing the Evidence: The Europ. 1062
Glossaryp. 1
Creditsp. 17
Indexp. 21
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