The Western Experience, Volume 1

Paperback | December 8, 2009

byMortimer Chambers, Barbara Hanawalt, Theodore Rabb

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The Western Experience offers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science--as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. The updated 10th edition now offers streamlined coverage the early nineteenth century and significantly updated post World War II coverage. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing skills, each chapter is constructed to serve as an example of a historical essay: A historical problem is presented, and arguments are developed using historical evidence. The Western Experience is available in a single volume as well as two-volume format.

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The Western Experience offers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science--as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. The updated 10th edition now offers streamlined coverage the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:December 8, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0077291174

ISBN - 13:9780077291174

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 The First Civilizations

Chapter 2 The Forming of Greek Civilizations

Chapter 3 Classical and Hellenistic Greece

Chapter 4 The Roman Republic

Chapter 5 The Empire and Christianity

Chapter 6 The Making of Western Europe

Chapter 7 The Empires of the Early Middle Ages (800-1000): Creation and Erosion

Chapter 8 Restoration of an Ordered Society

Chapter 9 The Flowering of Medieval Civilization

Chapter 10 The Urban Economy and the Consolidation of States

Chapter 11 Breakdown and Renewal in an Age of Plague

Chapter 12 Tradition and Change in European Culture, 1300-1500

Chapter 13 Reformations in Religion

Chapter 14 Economic Expansion and a New Politics

Chapter 15 War and Crisis

Chapter 16 Culture and Society in the Age of the Scientific Revolution

Chapter 17 The Emergence of the European State System