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Publisher Comments:

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.

About the Author

William H. McNeill received his BA (1938) and MA (1939) degrees from the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1947 until his recent retirement. His books include Mythistory and Other Essays, The Pursuit of Power, and The Rise of the West, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

To the Student

Part I: Western Civilization in World History

A. Background of Classical Civilization

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Old Stone Age

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. Neolithic Age

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. River Valley Civilizations

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. The Diffusion of Urban Civilization

and#160;and#160;and#160; 5. The Ancient Oriental Empires

B. Independent Civilized Traditions

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part I

Chronological Table for Part I

Part II: Classical Civilization

A. The Greek City States

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Geographical Setting

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. Formation of the City States

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. Greek Expansion to 510 B.C.

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. The Fifth Century: Rise and Overthrow of the Athenian Empire

and#160;and#160;and#160; 5. The Fourth Century. Rise of Macedon

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, A

Chronological Table for Part II, A

B. The Hellenistic Kingdoms

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Political Changes

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. Economic Development

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. Social Structure

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. Cultural Development

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, B

Chronological Table for Part II, B

C. The Roman Republic: Unification of the Mediterranean

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Peoples of Western Europe

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. The Roman Republic: Conquest of Italy

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. Roman Conquest of the Mediterranean Basin

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. Internal Development of Rome

and#160;and#160;and#160; 5. Decay of Republican Government

and#160;and#160;and#160; 6. Roman Society

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, C

Chronological Table for Part II, C

D. The Roman Empire

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. The Augustan Age

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. The Principate after Augustus

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. Military Despotism and Anarchy

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. The Autocratic Empire

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, D

Chronological Table for Part II, D

E. The Byzantine Empire and Civilization

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, E

Chronological Table for Part II, E

F. Successor Kingdoms in the West

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Introduction

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. The First Wave of Invasion

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. The Early Carolingian Period

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. Renewed Invasions and Collapse of the Carolingian Empire Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, F

Chronological Table for Part II, F

G. The Arab World

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, G

Chronological Table for Part II, G

Part III: European Civilization

(C. A.D. 900-Present)

A. Geographical Setting of European Civilization

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Transfer of the Center of Civilization

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. Transport and Communication

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. Climate and Vegetation

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. Mineral Resources

B. Western Christendom, 900-1500

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. Revival of Civilization, 900-1050

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. The High Middle Ages, 1050-1270

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. The Waning of the Middle Ages, 1270-1500

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, B

Chronological Table for Part III, B

C. The Modern World, 1500-Present

and#160;and#160;and#160; 1. ReJormation and Religious Wars, 1500-1660

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, C-l

Chronological Table for Part III, C-l

and#160;and#160;and#160; 2. Absolutism and Aristocracy, 1660-1789

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, C-2

Chronological Table for Part III, C-2

and#160;and#160;and#160; 3. Liberal, Nationalist and Industrial Europe, 1789-1914

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III. C-3

Chronological Table for Part III, C-3

and#160;and#160;and#160; 4. An Era of Wars and Revolutions, 1914-75

Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, C-4

Chronological Table for Part III, C-4

Conclusion

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226561608
Author:
MacNeil, William
Author:
McNeill, William H.
Author:
MacNeil, William
Author:
McNeill, William
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
Civilization, Western -- History -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Civilization -- History.
Subject:
Civilization, Western -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
95
Publication Date:
19860131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
111 halftones, 73 maps
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.99x5.99x1.72 in. 2.04 lbs.

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