West,the: A Narrative History, Volume One: To 1660 Plus New Myhistorylab With Etext -- Access Card…

Book & Toy | January 10, 2012

byA. Daniel Frankforter, William M. Spellman

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The book students will read: Concise. Relevant. Accessible.

 

The West: A Narrative History is a concise but not abridged introduction to the West, encompassing all cultures that trace their ancestry to the ancient Mediterranean world. It is not a reduced version of a larger study, but a full narrative of the West written concisely.

 

This learning program is built around a Key Question in every chapter, a feature that shows students why western civilization is relevant for them. Students will discover the key questions that define the past are in many ways the same key questions of today. Since students often see conflict between a Christian “West” and an Islamic “East” in today’s society, the authors highlight the ongoing role the Middle East has played in shaping the West. Students will understand the links between people of the West and those in other regions.

 

The West is an accessible program available in several formats to give instructors and students more choices and more ways to save. With the release of the 3rd edition, The West becomes an integrated program tied closely to the new MyHistoryLab.

 

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This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning — The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Each chapter opens with a Key Question and a brief Key Question essay. The Key Question is revisited at the end of the chapter, and MyHistoryLab Icons and Connections features ensure close integration with the new MyHistoryLab.
  • Engage Students — Maps, illustrations, and a biography feature promote discussion of the narrative.
  • Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor’s Manual, MyTest, Annotated Instructor’s eText, and PowerPoints are available to be packaged with this text.
  • For volume two of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180914

    For the combined volume of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180957

     

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A. Daniel Frankforter is Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught for four decades. His undergraduate work was in the history of ideas and philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University, did graduate work at Columbia University and the Unive...

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Format:Book & ToyDimensions:496 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.8 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Introduction

 

Part I Departure Prehistory to 1000 B.C.E.

Chapter 1 The Birth of Civilization 

Chapter 2 The Rise of Empires and the Beginning of the Iron Age

 

Part II The Classical Era 2000 B.C.E. to 30 C.E.

Chapter 3 Aegean Civilizations

Chapter 4 The Hellenic Era  

Chapter 5 The Hellenistic Era and the Rise of Rome

Chapter 6 Rome’s Empire and the Unification of the Western World

 

Part III The Division of the West 300 to 1300

Chapter 7 The West’s Medieval Civilizations

Chapter 8 The Emergence of Europe

Chapter 9 Europe Turns Outward

Chapter 10 Europe’s High Middle Ages

 

Part IV Challenges, Conflicts, and Departures 1300 to 1700

Chapter 11 Challenges to the Medieval Order

Chapter 12 Renaissance and Exploration

Chapter 13 Reformation, Religious Wars, and National Conflicts 

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Introduction

 

Part I — Departure Prehistory to 1000 B.C.E.

 

Chapter 1: The Birth of Civilization

Key Question: How do environments shape human communities and human communities alter environments?

    The Evolution of the Prehistoric Cultures 

    The Archaic States  

    The Origin of Civilization in Mesopotamia: Sumer  

    The Rise of Civilization in Egypt

 

Chapter 2: The Rise of Empires and the Beginning of the Iron Age

Key Question: Does civilization promote or intensify divisions among peoples?

    The Transition States

    Imperial Egypt: The New Kingdom 

    The Indo-Europeans and the Clash of Empires

    The Bible and History

 

Part II —  The Classical Era 2000 B.C.E. to 30 C.E.

 

Chapter 3: Aegean Civilizations

Key Question: When does civilization in the West become “Western” civilization?

    Minoan Mentors

    The Mycenaeans, Greece’s First Civilization 

    The Aegean Dark Age

    The Hellenic Era

    The Rise of the Mainland Powers

    The Persian Wars: Crucible of a Civilization

 

Chapter 4: The Hellenic Era

Key Question: What did the Greeks contribute to the development of modern civilization?

    Persian Wars as Catalyst

    The Peloponnesian War 

    Intellectual and Artistic Life in the Polis

  

Chapter 5: The Hellenistic Era and the Rise of Rome

Key Question: What circumstances are likely to undermine governments by the people?

    The Hellenistic Era

    The Origin of Rome

    The Roman Republic

    Rome’s Civil War

 

Chapter 6: Rome ’s Empire and the Unification of the Western World

Key Question:  Do people prefer order to liberty?

    The Augustan Era 

    Order and Continuity: The Dynastic Option 

    Order and Continuity: The Elective Option 

    Life in an Imperial Environment 

    The Decline of Rome

 

Part III — The Division of the West 300 to 1300

 

Chapter 7: The West’s Medieval Civilizations

Key Question:  Should freedom of religion be limited?

    The Christian Element 

    The German Element 

    The Byzantine Empire of Constantinople 

    Islam

 

Chapter 8: The Emergence of Europe

Key Question: How did Europe build on its legacies from the ancient world?

    The Merovingian Kingdom: Europe’s Nucleus

    The Franks’ Neighbors 

    The Carolingian Era 

    Retrenchment and Reorganization 

    The Culture of Europe’s Dark Age

 

Chapter 9: Europe Turns Outward

Key Question: Was conflict among the medieval civilizations inevitable?

    Islam’s Crest and Byzantium’s Resurgence

    The Reorganization of Feudal Europe

    The Eleventh-Century Turning Point

 

Chapter 10: Europe ’s High Middle Ages

Key Question: Why are some societies more open to change than others?

    The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

    Universities and Scholasticism

    Religious Revival and Diversity of Opinion

    The Artistic Vision of the High Middle Ages

    Government in the High Middle Ages

 

Part IV — Challenges, Conflicts, and Departures 1300 to 1700

 

Chapter 11: Challenges to the Medieval Order

Key Question: What did the crises of the late medieval era reveal about the strengths and weaknesses of Europe’s civilization?

    Challenges from Nature  

    Turmoil in the Middle East 

    Spiritual Crises 

    Political Responses: The Burdens of War

 

Chapter 12: Renaissance and Exploration

Key Question: How should a society use its history?

    The Context for the Renaissance  

    The Culture of the Renaissance 

    The Northern Renaissance  

    The Middle East: The Ottoman Empire 

    Europe and Atlantic Exploration

 

Chapter 13: Reformation, Religious Wars, and National Conflicts

Key Question: How do civilized societies justify war?

    The Lutheran Reformation

    The Swiss Reformation 

    The Catholic Reformation 

    The Habsburg-Valois Wars 

    England’s Ambivalent Reformation 

    Convergence of Foreign and Domestic Politics: England, Spain, and France 

    The Final Religious Upheaval 

Editorial Reviews

It remains the best textbook on the topic available...It deserves to be even better known.

    - Jonathan Perry, University of South Florida

 

The questions at the beginning and questions revisited at the ends of the chapters are a great innovation--and they're helpful to the teacher. Great idea.

    -Preston Jones, John Brown University