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History of Western Society

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ISBN-10: 0618170464

ISBN-13: 9780618170463

Edition: 7th 2003

Authors: John Buckler, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler

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With an emphasis on social history, this text provides a high-interest narrative for students, integrating political and cultural phenomena into its socially orientated narrative.
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List price: $134.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/18/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1063
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.280
Language: English

Origins What Is History and Why?
From Caves to Towns Mesopotamian Civilization
The Spread of Mesopotamian Culture Egypt
The Land of the Pharaohs (3100–1200 B.C.)
The Hittites
The Fall of Empires and the Survival of Cultures (ca 1200 B.C.)
Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near
East Recovery and Diffusion
A Shattered Egypt and a Rising Phoenicia
The Children of Israel Assyria, the Military Monarch
The Empire of the Persian Kings
The Legacy of Greece Hellas: The Land The Polis
The Archaic Age (800–500 B.C.)
The Classical Period (500–338 B.C.)
The Final Act (404–338 B.C.)
Hellenistic Diffusion Alexander and the Great Crusade Alexander's Legacy
The Spread of Hellenism
The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Intellectual Advances
The Rise of Rome
The Land and the Sea
The Etruscans and Rome (750–509 B.C.)
The Roman Conquest of Italy (509–290 B.C.)
The Roman State Social Conflict in Rome
Roman Expansion Old Values and Greek Culture
The Late Republic (133–31 B.C.)
The Pax Romana Augustus's Settlement (31 B.C.–A.D. 14)
The Coming of Christianity
The Julio-Claudians and the Flavians (27 B.C.–A.D. 96)
The Age of the "Five Good Emperors" (A.D. 96–180)
Life in the "Golden Age" Civil Wars and Invasions in the Third Century
Reconstruction Under Diocletian and Constantine (A.D. 284–337)
From the Classical World to Late Antiquity (ca. A.D. 200–700)
The Making of Europe
The Growth of the Christian Church
Christian Attitudes Toward Classical Culture
Christian Monasticism
The Migration of the Germanic Peoples
Germanic Society
The Byzantine East (ca 400–788)
The Arabs and Islam
The Carolingian World: Europe in the Early Middle Ages
The Frankish Kingdom and the Emergence of the Carolingians
The Empire of Charlemagne
The Carolingian Intellectual Revival Aristocratic Resurgence
Feudalism and the Historians
Great Inventions of the Ninth Century
Revival, Recovery, Reform, and Expansion
Political Revival Population, Climate, and Mechanization
Revival and Reform in the Christian Church
The Gregorian Revolution
The Crusades
The Expansion of Latin Christendom
Life in Christian Europe in the High Middle Ages
Those Who Work
Those Who Fight
Those Who Pray
The Creativity and Vitality of the High Middle Ages
Medieval Origins of the Modern State
Unification and Communication Finance
Law and Justice
Towns and Economic Revival
Medieval Universities
Gothic Art Heresy and the Friars
A Challenge to Religious Authority
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages
Prelude to Disaster
The Black Death
The Hundred Years' War (ca 1337–1453)
The Decline of the Church's Prestige
The Life of the People Vernacular Literature
European Society in the Age of the Renaissance
The Evolution of the Italian Renaissance
Intellectual Hallmarks of the Renaissance
Art and the Artist Social Change
The Renaissance in the North
Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450–1521)
Reform and Renewal in the Christian Church
The Condition of the Church (ca 1400–1517)
Martin Luther and the Birth of Protestantism
Germany and the Protestant Reformation
The Growth of the Protestant Reformation
The Catholic Reformation and the Counter-Reformation
The Age of Religious Wars and European Expansion
Politics, Religion, and War Discovery, Reconnaissance, and Expansion Later Explorers
Changing Attitudes Literature and Art
Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (ca 1589–1715)
Absolutism Constitutionalism
Absolutism in Eastern Europe to 1740 Lords and Peasants in Eastern Europe
The Rise of Austria and Prussia
The Development of Russia Absolutism and Baroque Architecture
Toward a New World-View
The Scientific Revolution
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment and Absolutism
The Expansion of Europe in the Eighteenth Century
Agriculture and the Land
The Beginning of the Population Explosion
The Growth of Cottage Industry
Building the Atlantic Economy
The Changing Life of the People
Marriage and the Family Children and Education
Food and Medical Practice
Religion and Popular Culture
The Revolution in Politics, 1775–1815
Liberty and Equality
The American Revolution, 1775–1789
The French Revolution, 1789–1791
World War and Republican France, 1791–1799
The Napoleonic Era, 1799–1815
The Revolution in Energy and Industry
The Industrial Revolution in Britain Industrialization in Continental Europe Capital and Labor
Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815–1850
The Peace Settlement Radical Ideas and Early Socialism
The Romantic Movement Reforms and Revolutions
The Revolutions of 1848
Life in the Emerging Urban Society
Taming the City
Rich and Poor and Those in Between The Changing Family
Science and Thought
The Age of Nationalism, 1850–1914
Napoleon III in France Nation
Building in Italy and Germany Nation
Building in the United States
The Modernization of Russia
The Responsive National State, 1871–1914
Marxism and the Socialist Movement
The West and the World
Industrialization and the World Economy
The Great Migration
Western Imperialism
Responses to Western Imperialism
The Great Break: War and Revolution
The First World War
The Home Front
The Russian Revolution
The Peace Settlement
The Age of Anxiety Uncertainty in Modern Thought
Modern Art and Music Movies and Radio
The Search for Peace and Political Stability
The Great Depression, 1929-1939
Dictatorships and the Second World War
Authoritarian States Stalin's Soviet
Union Mussolini and Fascism in Italy
Hitler and Nazism in Germany
Nazi Expansion and the Second World War
Cold War Conflicts and Social Transformations, 1945–1985
The Division of Europe
The Western Renaissance, 1945–1968 Soviet Eastern Europe, 1945–1968
Postwar Social Transformations, 1945–1968
Conflict and Challenge in the Late Cold War, 1968–1985
Revolution, Rebuilding, and New Challenges: 1985 to the Present
The Decline of Communism in Eastern Europe
The Revolutions of 1989
Building a New Europe in the 1990s
New Challenges in the Twenty-first Century
The Future in Perspective
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