The West in the World
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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. to 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 00

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