Western Civilization, A Brief History
- AUTHOR: Marvin Perry
- ISBN-13: 9781305091467
- Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
- 592 Pages Paperback
- 11th Edition
- ©2016 Published
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Marvin Perry's WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to a greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. The accessible writing and flexible approach make this abridged version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY an appealing text for instructors and students of the Western Civilization survey course. Updated with recent scholarship, the Eleventh Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and primary source excerpts in each chapter. New technology resources, including MindTap®—featuring the interactive MindTap Reader eBook and Aplia™ assignments—make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient. Available in the following options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Eleventh Edition (Chapters 1—22); Volume I: To 1789 (Chapters 1—10); Volume II: From the 1400s (Chapters 8—22).
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 Greeks: From Myth to Reason.
4. Rome: From City-State to World Empire.
5. Early Christianity: A World Religion.
Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES: THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES 500—1400.
6. The Rise of Europe: Fusion of Classical, Christian, and Germanic Traditions.
7. The Flowering and Dissolution of Medieval Civilization.
Part III: THE RISE OF MODERNITY: FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT 1350—1789.
8. Transition to the Modern Age: Renaissance and Reformation.
9. Political and Economic Transformation: National States, Overseas Expansion, Commercial Revolution.
10. Intellectual Transformation: The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment.
Part IV: THE MODERN WEST: PROGRESS AND BREAKDOWN 1789—1914.
11. The Era of the French Revolution: Affirmation of Liberty and Equality.
12. The Industrial Revolution: The Transformation of Society.
13. Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century.
14. Surge of Liberalism and Nationalism: Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Unification.
15. Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism, Positivism, Darwinism, and Social Criticism.
16. Europe in the Late Nineteenth Century: Modernization, Nationalism, Imperialism.
17. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts.
Part V: WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN CRISIS: WORLD WARS AND TOTALITARIANISM 1914—1945.
18. World War I: The West in Despair.
19. An Era of Totalitarianism.
20. World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance.
Part VI: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.
21. Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945—1989.
22. The Troubled Present.