Category : History
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN : 9781442205567
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization.

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ISBN : 0141987936
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium. In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked- competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. And he asks- do we still have these winning tools? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy? Winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2013

Category : History
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134374755
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 144
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Western civilization and world history are often seen as different, or even mutually exclusive, routes into historical studies. This volume shows that they can be successfully linked, providing a tool to see each subject in the context of the other, identifying influences and connections. Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the merits of the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Peter N. Stearns outlines key aspects of Western civilization - often assumed rather than analyzed - and reviews them in a global context.

Category : History
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781119160779
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 480
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A comprehensive yet concise introduction to Western Civilization, designed to interest and engage contemporary students Western Civilization: A Brief History is a concise one-volume survey that covers the subject’s ancient origins through to the early 21st century. Stressing social and intellectual history, rather than merely listing names and dates, this stimulating resource offers a more consistent and reader-friendly narrative than traditional textbooks. The author, with 40 years’ experience teaching college-level Western Civilization and World History courses, emphasizes topics that stimulate student interest and encourage classroom participation. A mixture of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, Germanic traditions, Western Civilization first appeared in Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The text explores key events, figures, themes, and characteristics in the history of Western Civilization. Grouped into six parts, chapters include brief chronologies of events, maps, and illustrations. Topics include Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the rise of medieval Christianity, Darwin and the Theory of Evolution, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the World Wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and many others. Written with the needs of today’s students in mind, this textbook: Offers accessible and straightforward coverage of the history of Western Civilization Provides a consistent style of writing and organizational theme Includes chronological overviews of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East Western Civilization: A Brief History is an ideal introductory textbook for both traditional and non-traditional programs and Western Civilization courses at universities and colleges, as well as for those in dual enrollment and home school settings.

Category : History
Editor : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 9780226561622
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.

Category : History
Editor : Ty Crowell Company
ISBN : UOM:39015003463083
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 625
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Category : History
Editor : Broadway Books
ISBN : 9780307407962
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 329
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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Publishers in 2009"--T.p. verso.

Category : Psychology
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107007291
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Language : en
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A fresh and radical analysis of psychology's scholarly roots and its potential for the future.

Category : Art
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ISBN : MINN:31951001009075T
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Language : en
Views : 100
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Category : History
Editor : University of Toronto Press
ISBN : 9781442607569
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Language : en
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Volume I of The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient world and ends with the Enlightenment. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation.