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Western Civilization Ideas, Politics and Society

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ISBN-10: 0618613005

ISBN-13: 9780618613007

Edition: 8th 2007

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

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This survey text presents the Western intellectual tradition within a chronology of political history. Known for its accessible writing style, Western Civilization appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content. New technology resourcesincluding Houghton Mifflin's Eduspace course management systemmake learning more engaging and instruction more efficient. In the Eighth Edition, several new pedagogical features support students throughout the term. Chapter-opening focus questions direct students to important themes, while a glossary reinforces key terms and concepts. New icons in the text direct students to online resources such as maps,…    
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List price: $291.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

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…    

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.

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…    

The Ancient World: Foundation of the West to A.D. 500
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
The Rise to Civilization
Mesopotamian Civilization
Egyptian Civilization
Empire Builders
The Religious Orientation of the Near East
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
The Legacy of the Ancient Jews
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 City-States
The Dilemma of Greek Politics
Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason
Philosophy Art Poetry and Drama History
The Greek Achievement: Reason, Freedom, Humanism
The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion
Alexander the Great Hellenistic
Society Hellenistic Culture
The Hellenistic Legacy
The Roman Republic: City-State to World
Empire Evolution of the Roman Constitution
Roman Expansion to 146 B.C
Culture in the Republic
The Collapse of the Republic
The Roman Empire: A World-State
Augustus and the Foundations of the Roman
Empire The Pax Romana Signs of Trouble
The Decline of Rome
The Roman Legacy
Early Christianity: A World Religion
Origins of Christianity
The Spread and Triumph of Christianity
The Growth of Christian
Organization, Doctrine, and Attitudes
Saint Augustine: The Christian World-View
Christianity and Classical Humanism: Alternative World-Views
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: The Art of the Ancient
World and the Middle Ages
The Church: Shaper of Medieval Civilization
The Kingdom of the Franks Medieval Society
The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal Economic Expansion
The Rise of States
The Growth of Papal Power
Christians and Jews
The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis
Revival of Learning
The Medieval World-View
Philosophy-Theology Science
The Recovery of Roman
Law Literature Architecture
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
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 Renaissance Art
The Spread of the Renaissance
Art Essay: The Renaissance
The Renaissance and the Modern Age
The Reformation: The Shattering of Christendom
The Medieval Church in Crisis
The Lutheran Revolt
The Spread of the Reformation
The Catholic Response
The Reformation and the Modern Age
European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations
European Expansion
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
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
The Netherlands: A Bourgeois Republic
The Holy Roman Empire: The Failure to Unify Germany
The Emergence of Austria and Prussia Russia
The State and Modern Political Development
The Scientific Revolution: The Mechanical Universe
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: Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Social Implications of the Scientific Revolution
The Meaning of the Scientific Revolution
The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform
The Formation of a Public and Secular
Culture Alternatives to Orthodoxy
Political Thought
Social Thought
Economic Thought
The High Enlightenment
European Political and Diplomatic Developments
The Enlightenment in Eastern Europe
The American Revolution
The Enlightenment and the Modern World
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
The Meaning of the French Revolution
Napoleon: Subverter and Preserver of the Revolution
Rise to Power Napoleon and France Napoleon and Europe
The Fall of Napoleon
The Legend and the Achievement
The Industrial Revolution: The Transformation of Society Origins of the Industrial
Age Society Transformed
Relief and Reform Industrialism in Perspective
Thought and Culture in the Early
Nineteenth Century Romanticism: A New Cultural Orientation German
Idealism 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
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 Revolutions of 1848: An Assessment
AnAge of Contradiction: Progress and Breakdown, 1848-1914
Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism
Realism and Naturalism Positivism
Darwinism Religion in a Secular
Age Marxism Anarchism Liberalism in Transition
Feminism: Extending the Principle of Equality
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
The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization
The Advance of Industry
Great Britain: An Industrial Model
France: Democratic or Authoritarian?
Germany: Forging an Empire Italy: Unfulfilled
Expectations Russia: Tsarist Empire
Art Essay: Art of the Late
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
The United States: Democratic Giant
A Golden Age?
Imperialism: Western Global
Dominance Emergence of the New Imperialism
European Domination of Asia
The Scramble for Africa Latin America
The Legacy of Imperialism
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 Modern Physics
The Enlightenment Tradition in Disarray
World Wars and Totalitarianism: The West in Crisis, 1914-1945
World War I: The West in Despair Aggravated
Nationalist Tensions in Austria-Hungary
The German System of Alliances
The Triple Entente
The Drift Toward War
War as Celebration
Stalemate in the West Other Fronts
Collapse of the Central Powers
The Peace Conference
The Russian Revolution of 1917
The War and European Consciousness
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 Liberalism and Authoritarianism in Other Lands
Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism
Intellectuals and Artists in Troubled Times Existentialism
The Modern Predicament
World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance
The Aftermath of World War I
The Road to War
The Nazi Blitzkrieg
The New Order
The Turn of the Tide
The Legacy of World War II
The Contemporary World: The Global Age Since 1945
Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989
The Cold War Building a New Empire
The Soviet Bloc Decolonization
The Troubled Present
The Demise of Communism
The Post-Cold War
World Art Essay: Contemporary Art
Our Global Age: Tensions and Concerns
Epilogue: Reaffirming the Core
Values of the Western Tradition