Synopses & Reviews
This highly visual brief survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization-its strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it. The Teaching & Learning Classroom edition of the highly successful The Western Heritage, Ninth Edition provides your students with the most help available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture. A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support makes this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.
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.