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A concise survey of western civilization : supremacies and diversities throughout history

Author: Brian Alexander Pavlac
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage, Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Alexander Pavlac
ISBN: 9781442205543 1442205547 9781442205550 1442205555 9781442205567 1442205563 9781442207813 1442207817 9781442207820 1442207825 9781442207837 1442207833 9781442207844 1442207841 9781442207851 144220785X 9781442207868 1442207868
OCLC Number: 650219825
Description: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Volume 1: Prehistory to 1500 --
Volume 2: 1500 to the present. History's story --
Wanderers and settlers : the ancient Middle East to 400 B.C. --
The chosen people : Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135 --
Trial of the Hellenes : the ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146 --
Imperium Romanum : the Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300 --
The revolutionary rabbi : Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453 --
From old Rome to the new west : the early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000 --
The medieval mêlée : the high and later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500 --
Making the modern world : the Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648 --
Liberation of mind and body : early modern Europe, 1543 to 1815 --
Mastery of the machine : the Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914 --
The Westerner's burden : Imperialism and nationalism, 1810 to 1918 --
Rejections of democracy : the interwar years and World War II, 1918 to 1945 --
A world divided : the early Cold War, 1945 to 1980 --
Into the future : the contemporary era, 1980 to the present.
Responsibility: Brian A. Pavlac.

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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage, Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know.

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