Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries

ISBN-10: 1133610129

ISBN-13: 9781133610120

Edition: 2013

Authors: Thomas F. X. Noble, Barry Strauss, Duane Osheim, Kristen Neuschel, Elinor Accampo

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, 7e. The Advantage Edition offers the high level of scholarship and engaging narrative of the full text, while limiting the number of features, images, and maps. Each volume is packaged in a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Like its full-length counterpart, the Advantage Edition of WESTERN CIVILIZATION encompasses the full social and political story of Western Civilization within a wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. The text emphasizes Europe's interaction with the world and encourages readers to question why and how history unfolded as it did.
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List price: $84.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

List of Maps
About the Authors
The Ancestors of the West
Origins, to ca. 3000 B.C.
Mesopotamia, to ca. 1600 B.C.
Egypt, to ca. 1100 B.C.
The Global Record: Crossing Borders, for Better and Worse
Important Events
The Ship, the Sword, and the Book: Western Asia, CA. 1500-400 B.C.
Traders Invent the Alphabet: Canaanites and Phoenicians, ca. 1400-450 B.C.
Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, and Persians, ca. 1200-330 B.C.
Israel, ca. 1500-400 B.C.
The Visual Record: The Siege of Lachish
Important Events
The Greeks in the Polis to CA. 350 B.C.
Before the Polis: Early Greece, to ca. 725 B.C.
Society and Politics in Archaic Greece, ca. 750-500 B.C.
The Written Record: A Woman Wins at the Olympics
The Culture of Archaic Greece
Classical Greece
The Public Culture of Classical Greece
Important Events
Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Civilization, CA. 350-30B.C.
Philip and Alexander
The Hellenistic Kingdoms, 323-30 B.C.
The Global Record: Egyptians Versus Greeks in a Temple
Hellenistic Culture
The Turn Inward: New Philosophies, New Faiths
Important Events
Rome, From Republic to Empire
Before the Republic, 753-509 B.C.
The Early and Middle Republic at Home, ca. 509-133 B.C.
The Early and Middle Republic Abroad, ca. 509-133 B.C.
The Visual Record: Luxury Goods and Gender Wars
The Late Republic and Its Collapse, 133-31 B.C.
Important Events
Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.-A.D. 284
Augustus and the Principate, 31 B.C.-A.D. 68
The Written Record: Two Views of Augustus
The Roman Peace and Its Collapse, A.D. 69-284
Early Christianity
Important Events
The World of Late Antiquity, 284-CA. 600
Rebuilding the Roman Empire, 284-395
The Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, 313-604
The Global Record: Cosmas Indicopleustes Finds Christians in Asia
The Rise of Germanic Kingdoms in the West, ca. 370-530
The Roman Empire in the East, 395-565
Society and Culture in Late Antiquity
Important Events
Early Medieval Civilizations, 600-900
The Islamic East
The Byzantine Empire
The Visual Record: Icons
The Rise of the Carolingian Empire
Early Medieval Economies and Societies
Important Events
The Expansion of Europe in the High Middle Ages, 900-1300
Economic Expansion
The Heirs of the Carolingian Empire: Germany, Italy, and France
The Written Record: The Issues in the Investiture Controversy
The British Isles
The Growth of New States
The Crusades
Important Events
Medieval Civilization at Its Height, 900-1300
The Traditional Orders of Society
Social and Religious Movements, ca.1100-1300
Latin Culture: From Schools to Universities
The Global Record: The Making of an Arab Scholar
The Vernacular Achievement
Important Events
Crisis and Recovery in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1500
The Crisis of the Western Christian Church
War and the Struggle over Political Power, 1300-1450
Crisis in Economy and Society
The Visual Record: A Painting of the Plague
The Consolidation of Political Power, 1450-1500
Important Events
The Renaissance
Humanism and Culture in Italy, 1300-1500
The Written Record: The Education of Women
Painting and the Arts, 1250-1550
The Spread of the Renaissance, 1350-1536
Politics and Renaissance Culture
Important Events
European Overseas Expansion to 1600
The European Background, 1250-1492
Portuguese Voyages of Exploration, 1350-1515
Spanish Voyages of Exploration, 1492-1522
Spain's Colonial Empire, 1492-1600
The Global Record: An Inca Nobleman Defends His Civilization
The Columbian Exchange
Important Events
The Age of the Reformation
The Reformation Movements, ca. 1517-1545
The Visual Record: A Reformation Woodcut
The Empire of Charles V (r. 1519-1556)
The English Reformation, 1520-1603
France, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe, 1523-1560
The Late Reformation, ca. 1545-1600
Important Events
Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1648
Imperial Spain and the Limits of Royal Power
Religious and Political Conflict in France and England
The Holy Roman Empire and the Thirty Years' War
Economic Change and Social Tensions
The Written Record: A City Official Worries About Witch-Hunting
Writing, Drama, and Art in an Age of Upheaval
Important Events
Europe in the Age of Louis XIV, CA. 1640-1715
France in the Age of Absolutism
The English Civil War and Its Aftermath
New Powers in Central and Eastern Europe
The Expansion of Overseas Trade and Settlement
The Global Record: Dutch Colonies in the Americas: The Challenges of a Trading Empire
Important Events
A Revolution in Worldview
The Revolution in Astronomy, 1543-1632
The Scientific Revolution Expands, ca. 1600-1700
The Visual Record: Modern Maps
The New Science in Context: Society, Politics, and Religion
Important Events
Europe on the Threshold of Modernity, CA. 1715-1789
The Enlightenment
The Written Record: Condorcet's Optimism about Human Progress
European States in the Age of Enlightenment
The Widening World of Trade and Production
The Widening World of Warfare
Important Events
An Age of Revolution, 1789-1815
The Origins of Revolution, 1775-1789
The Phases of the Revolution, 1789-1799
The Napoleonic Era and the Legacy of Revolution, 1799-1815
The Global Record: Freeing of Slaves on Guadeloupe, 1794
Important Events
The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750-1850
Preconditions for Industrialization
New Modes of Production
Social, Cultural, and Environmental Impacts
The Visual Record: St. Giles
Responses to Industrialization
Important Events
Restoration, Reform, and Revolution, 1814-1848
Restoration and Reaction, 1814-1830
Ideological Confrontations
The Quest for Reform, 1830-1848
The Written Record: Alexis de Tocqueville's Argument Against Slavery in the Colonies
The Revolutions of 1848
Important Events
Nationalism and Political Reform, 1850-1880
The Changing Nature of International Relations
Forging New Nation-States, 1850-1871
Fragile Empires
The Development of Western Democracies
The Global Record: A Japanese View of the British Parliament
Important Events
The Age of Optimism, 1850-1880
Industrial Growth and Acceleration
Social Impacts of Economic Growth
Urban Problems and Solutions
Culture in an Age of Optimism
The Visual Record: The Modern City and Photography
Important Events
Imperialism and Escalating Tensions, 1880-1914
The New Imperialism and the Spread of Europe's Influence
From Optimism to Anxiety: Politics and Culture
Vulnerable Democracies
Autocracies in Crisis
The Written Record: Pankhurst Testifies on Women's Rights
The Coming War
Important Events
War and Revolution, 1914-1919
The Unforeseen Stalemate, 1914-1917
The Experience of Total War
The Two Russian Revolutions of 1917
The New War and the Allied Victory, 1917-1918
The Outcome and the Impact
The Global Record: Prince Faisal at the Peace Conference
Important Events
The Illusion of Stability, 1919-1930
The West and the World After the Great War
Communism, Fascism, and the New Political Spectrum
Toward Mass Society
The Visual Record: Advertising
The Trials of the New Democracies
The Search for Meaning in a Disordered World
Important Events
The Tortured Decade, 1930-1939
The Great Depression
The Written Record: The Government's Role in Managing a Free-Market Economy
The Stalinist Revolution in the Soviet Union
Hitler and Nazism in Germany
Fascist Challenge and Antifascist Response, 1934-1939
The Coming of World War II, 1935-1939
Important Events
The Era of the Second World War, 1939-1949
German Military Successes, 1939-1941
The Assault on the Soviet Union and the Nazi New Order
A Global War, 1941-1944
The Global Record: Japan's "Pan-Asian" Mission
The Shape of the Allied Victory, 1944-1945
Into the Postwar World
Important Events
The Age of the Cold War, 1949-1989
The Search for Cultural Bearings
Prosperity and Democracy in Western Europe
The Visual Record: Pop Art
The Communist Bloc: From Consolidation to Stagnation
Europe, the West, and the World
The Collapse of the Soviet System, 1975-1991
Important Events
A Continuing Experiment: The West and the World Since 1989
The Changing International Framework after the Cold War
The Uncertainties of Democratic Capitalism
Lifestyles and Identities
The West in a Global Age
The Written Record: Questioning the State of Western Civilization
Important Events
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