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Western civilization : ideas, politics, and society. Volume II, From 1600

Author: Marvin Perry
Publisher: Australia : Wadsworth, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eleventh editionView all editions and formats

Offers an in-depth introduction to political, cultural, and intellectual history. Updated with more recent scholarship, this eleventh edition retains many popular features that help readers absorb  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Perry
ISBN: 9781305091429 1305091426
OCLC Number: 898154349
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part I: THE ANCIENT WORLD: FOUNDATION OF THE WEST TO A.D. 500.1. The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations.2. The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual.3. The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics.4. Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason.5. The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion.6. The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire.7. The Roman Empire: A World-State.8. Early Christianity: A World Religion.Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES: THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES 500-1400.9. The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom.10. The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal.11. The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis.12. The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution.Part III: EARLY MODERN EUROPE: FROM RENAISSANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT 1350-1789.13. The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age.14. The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity.15. European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations.16. The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State.17. The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism.18. The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform.Part IV: AN AGE OF REVOLUTION: LIBERAL, NATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL 1789-1848.19. The French Revolution: The Affirmation of Liberty and Equality.20. The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation.21. Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century.22. Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815-1848.Part V: AN AGE OF CONTRADICTION: PROGRESS AND BREAKDOWN 1848-1914.23. Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism.24. The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism.25. The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization.26. Imperialism: Western Global Dominance.27. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts.Part VI: WORLD WARS AND TOTALITARIANISM: THE WEST IN CRISIS 1914-1945.28. World War I: The West in Despair.29. An Era of Totalitarianism.30. Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism.31. World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance.Part VII: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.32. Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989.33. The Troubled Present.
Responsibility: Marvin Perry [and five others].


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