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Program Details

List of Primary Source Documents
List of Maps
List of Features
Preface

CHAPTER 1

The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to the Sixth Century B.C.E.

CHAPTER 2

The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000–338 B.C.E.

CHAPTER 3

The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 336–150 B.C.E.

CHAPTER 4

Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic, 753–44 B.C.E.

CHAPTER 5

Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C.E.– 410 C.E.

CHAPTER 6

A World Divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376–1000

CHAPTER 7

The Struggle to Bring Order: The Early Middle Ages, ca. 750–1000

CHAPTER 8

Order Restored: The High Middle Ages, 1000–1300

CHAPTER 9

The West Struggles and Eastern Empires Flourish: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300–1500

CHAPTER 10

A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance, ca. 1300–1640

CHAPTER 11

“Alone Before God”: Religious Reform and Warfare, 1500–1648

CHAPTER 12

Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450–1700

CHAPTER 13

The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe’s Social and Political Order, 1600–1715

CHAPTER 14

A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600–1800

CHAPTER 15

Competing for Power and Wealth: The Old Regime, 1715–1789

CHAPTER 16

Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789–1815

CHAPTER 17

Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780–1850

CHAPTER 18

Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815–1850

CHAPTER 19

Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850–1870

CHAPTER 20

Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870–1914

CHAPTER 21

Modern Life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850–1914

CHAPTER 22

Descending into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914–1920

CHAPTER 23

Darkening Decades: Recovery, Dictators, and Depression, 1920–1939

CHAPTER 24

Into the Fire Again: World War II, 1939–1945

CHAPTER 25

Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War, 1945–1980s

CHAPTER 26

Into the Twenty-First Century: The Present in Perspective