Roots Of The Western Tradition

Paperback | October 26, 2007

byGuy Rogers, C. Warren Hollister

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This brief, chronological survey provides students with an introduction to the histories of the Near East, Greece, and Rome from roughly 3000 B.C. until A.D. 500. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on issues of the past. Throughout, special attention is paid to connections between the cultures of the Near East including Mesopotamia and Egypt and Graeco-Roman civilization. This 8th edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest scholarship on the ancient western world, as well as new timelines and pedagogical enhancements to assist students in their study.

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This brief, chronological survey provides students with an introduction to the histories of the Near East, Greece, and Rome from roughly 3000 B.C. until A.D. 500. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on issues o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:October 26, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073406945

ISBN - 13:9780073406947

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

1. From Stone Age to Civilization

2. Mesopotamia

3. Egypt

4. The Diffusion of Near Eastern Civilization

PART 2: GREECE

5. Crete, Mycenae, and the Dark Age

6. The Rise of Classical Greece

7. The Zenith and Transformation of Classical Greece

8. Literature and Philosophy in Greece

9. The Culture of the Golden Age

10. The Hellenistic Age

PART 3: ROME

11. The Rise of Rome

12. The Principate

13. The Spiritual Metamorphosis

14. The Dominate

15. The Waning of the Western Empire