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. 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. Paths to Constitutionalism and Absolutism: England and France in the Seventeenth Century.
14. New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.