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The West in the World Vol 1 to 1715

The West in the World Vol 1 to 1715

5th Edition
By Dennis Sherman and Joyce Salisbury
ISBN10: 007750447X
ISBN13: 9780077504472
Copyright: 2014
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Chapter 1. The Roots of Western Civilization: The Ancient Middle East to the Sixth Century B.C.E.

Before Western Civilization

Struggling with the Forces of Nature: Mesopotamia, 3000-ca. 1000 B.C.E.

Rule of the God-King: Ancient Egypt, ca. 3100-1000 B.C.E.

Merchants and Monotheists: Peoples of the Mediterranean Coast, ca. 1300-500 B.C.E

Terror and Benevolence: The Growth of Empires, 1200-500 B.C.E.

Global Context Essay, I. Looking Ahead to the Ancient World: 700 B.C.E. to 400 C.E.

Chapter 2. The Contest for Excellence: Greece, 2000-338 B.C.E. Timeline: The Big Picture

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Heroes, 000-800 B.C.E.

Emerging from the Dark: Archaic Age, ca. 750-479 B.C.E. 00

Life in the Greek Poleis

Greece Enters Its Classical Age, 479-336 B.C.E.

Destruction, Disillusion, and a Search for Meaning

Chapter 3. The Poleis Become Cosmopolitan: The Hellenistic World, 336-150 B.C.E.

The Conquest of the Poleis

The Successor Kingdoms, 323-ca. 100 B.C.E.

East Meets West in the Successor Kingdoms

The Search for Truth: Hellenistic Thought, Religion, and Science

Chapter 4. Pride in Family and City: Rome from Its Origins Through the Republic, 753-44 B.C.E.

The Rise of Rome, 753-265 B.C.E.

Family Life and City Life

Expansion and Transformation, 265-133 B.C.E.

The Hellenizing of the Republic

The Twilight of the Republic, 133-44 B.C.E.

Chapter 5. Territorial and Christian Empires: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C.E. to 410 C.E.

The Pax Romana-27 B.C.E. to 192 C.E.

Life During the Peace of Rome

Crisis and Transformation, 192-ca. 400 C.E.

The Longing for Religious Fulfillment

From Christian Persecution to the City of God, 64-410 C.E.

The Holy Life

Global Context Essay, II. Looking Ahead to the Middle Ages: 400-1400

Chapter 6. A World Divided: Western Kingdoms, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, ca. 376-1000

The Making of the Western Kingdoms, ca. 376-750

The Byzantine Empire, ca. 400-1000

Islam, 600-1000

Chapter 7. The Struggle to Bring Order: The Early Middle Ages, ca. 750-1000

Bringing Order with Laws and Leadership

Anglo-Saxon England: Forwarding Learning and Law

Charlemagne and the Carolingians: A New European Empire

Order Interrupted: Vikings and Other Invaders

Manors and Feudal Ties: Order Emerging from Chaos

Chapter 8. Order Restored: The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300

Those Who Work: Agricultural Labor

Those Outside the Order: Town Life

Those Who Fight: Nobles and Knights

The Rise of Centralized Monarchies

Those Who Pray: Imperial Popes and Expanding Christendom

Chapter 9. The West Struggles and Eastern Empires Flourish: The Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500

Economic and Social Misery

Imperial Papacy Besieged

More Destruction: The Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453

Responses to the Disruption of Medieval Order

Empires in the East

Chapter 10. A New Spirit in the West: The Renaissance,ca. 1300-1640

A New Spirit Emerges: Individualism, Realism, and Activism

The Politics of Individual Effort

Individualism as Self-Interest: Life During the Renaissance

An Age of Talent and Beauty: Renaissance Culture and Science

Renaissance of the "New Monarchies" of the North: 1453-1640

Chapter 11. "Alone Before God": Religious Reform and Warfare 1500-1648

The Clash of Dynasties, 1515-1555

A Tide of Religious Reform

The Catholic Reformation

Europe Erupts Again: A Century of Religious Warfare, 1559-1648

Life After the Reformation

Chapter 12. Faith, Fortune, and Fame: European Expansion, 1450-1700

The World Imagined

The World Discovered

Confrontation of Cultures

The World Market and Commercial Revolution

The World Transformed

Chapter 13. The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715

Stresses in Traditional Society

Royal Absolutism in France

The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe

The Triumph of Constitutionalism

Chapter 14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800

Questioning Truth and Authority

Developing a Modern Scientific View

Supporting and Spreading Science

Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment in Full Stride