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This highly visual brief survey of Western civilization presents an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural developments in Western history--both strengths and weaknesses, as well as the controversies surrounding it. The Teaching & Learning Classroom edition of the highly successful The Western Heritage, Tenth Edition provides your students with the most help available in reading, comprehending, and applying the material in the text and in class. A series of pedagogical aids within the text, in addition to presentational and assessment support for instructors, makes this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.

About the Author

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of History and Classics at Yale University, where he has taught since 1969. He received the A.B. degree in history from Brooklyn College, the M.A. in classics from Brown University, and the Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University. During 1958–1959 he studied at the American School of Classical Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. He has received three awards for undergraduate teaching at Cornell and Yale. He is the author of a history of Greek political thought, The Great Dialogue (1965); a four-volume history of the Peloponnesian war, The Origins of the Peloponnesian War (1969); The Archidamian War (1974); The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981); The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987); a biography of Pericles, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (1991); On the Origins of War (1995); and The Peloponnesian War (2003). He is coauthor, with Frederick W. Kagan, of While America Sleeps (2000). With Brian Tierney and L. Pearce Williams, he is the editor of Great Issues in Western Civilization, a collection of readings. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal for 2002 and was chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the Jefferson Lecture in 2004.


Steven Ozment is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University. He has taught Western Civilization at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. He is the author of eleven books. The Age of Reform, 1250—1550 (1980) won the Schaff Prize and was nominated for the 1981 National Book Award. Five of his books have been selections of the History Book Club: Magdalena and Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in Sixteenth Century Europe (1986), Three Behaim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany (1990), Protestants: The Birth of A Revolution (1992), The Burgermeister’s Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth Century German Town (1996), and Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany (1999). His most recent publications are Ancestors: The Loving Family of Old Europe (2001), A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People (2004), and “Why We Study Western Civ,” The Public Interest 158 (2005).


Frank M. Turner is John Hay Whitney Professor of History at Yale University and Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, where he served as University Provost from 1988 to 1992. He received his B.A. degree at the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from Yale. He has received the Yale College Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. He has directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. His scholarly research has received the support of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is the author of Between Science and Religion: The Reaction to Scientific Naturalism in Late Victorian England (1974), The Greek Heritage in Victorian Britain  (1981), which received the British Council Prize of the Conference on British Studies and the Yale Press Governors Award,  Contesting Cultural Authority: Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life  (1993), and  John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion  (2002). He has also contributed numerous articles to journals and has served on the editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Modern History, Isis, and Victorian Studies. He edited The Idea of a University by John Henry Newman (1996), Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke (2003), and Apologia Pro Vita Sua and Six Sermons by John Henry Newman (2008). Between l996 and 2006 he served as a Trustee of Connecticut College and between 2004 and 2008 as a member of the Connecticut Humanities Council. In 2003, Professor Turner was appointed Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Table of Contents

 1. The Birth of Civilization.

 2. The Rise of Greek Civilization.  

 3. Classical and Hellenistic Greece. 

 4. Rome: From Republic to Empire. 

 5. The Roman Empire. 

 6. Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Creating a New European Society and Culture (476-1000). 

 7. The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000-1300). 

 8. Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families (1000-1300). 

 9. The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300-1527).

10. Renaissance and Discovery.

11. The Age of Reformation.

12. The Age of Religious Wars.

13. European State Consolidation in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

14. New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

15. Society and Economy under the Old Regime in the Eighteenth Century.

16. The Transatlantic Economy, Trade Wars, and Colonial Rebellion.

17. The Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Thought.

18. The French Revolution.

19. The Age of Napoleon and the Triumph of Romanticism.

20. The Conservative Order and the Challenges of Reform (1815-1832).

21. Economic Advance and Social Unrest (1830-1850).

22. The Age of Nation-States.

23. The Building of European Supremacy: Society and Politics to World War I.

24.  The Birth of Modern European Thought.

25. Imperialism, Alliances, and War.

26.  Political Experiments of the 1920s.

27. Europe and the Great Depression of the 1930s.

28.  World War II.

29.  The Cold War Era and the Emergence of the New Europe.

30. The West at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century.







Product Details

Kagan, Donald
Prentice Hall
Ozment, Steven E.
Ozment, Steven M.
Kagan, Donald M.
Ozment, Steve
Turner, Frank M.
Ozment, Steven
Civilization, western
World - General
General History
Civilization, Western -- History.
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Combined TLC
Series Volume:
Teaching and Learnin
Publication Date:
February 2006
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9 x 6.5 x 0.19 in 54 gr

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