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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.

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Genre: History
Author: William H. McNeill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2010-04-15
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226561623

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Volume IV covers The Age of the Merchant Capitalists in Modern History. It looks at how the middle class bourgeoisie came to dominate Western Europe through the events of the Renaissance, Protestant Reformation and Enlightenment period and eventually came to dominate the entire world through its practice of economic colonization.

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Genre: History
Author: Charles Paprocki
Publisher: Untold Story of Western Ci
Release: 2020-02-14
File: 738 Pages
ISBN-13: 1881717755

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This affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, COMPACT EDITION offers a concise overview of the social and political forces that have shaped the West. In fewer pages than other texts, Hause and Maltby's narrative presents a social history of Western civilization within the essential contexts of major military and political events. Primary sources--excerpts of original documents that flesh out the concepts covered in the narrative, tables and graphs that collect the raw social and economic data of history--bring you right into the pages of history, giving you a fascinating look at the events that have shaped the world in which they live. Prominent subheads create a "virtual outline" that helps you quickly locate, read, and review key information. An in-text pronunciation guide and extensive end-of-chapter review materials--involve you in the story of the West.

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Genre: History
Author: Steven C. Hause
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2004-08
File: 992 Pages
ISBN-13: 0534621643

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This booklet is meant to provide an overview of the nine volumes that compose the series Readings In Western Civilization edited by the History of Western Civilization staff at the University of Chicago. Those who use this booklet will find that it is not so much a manual or an authoritative guide as it is a provocation to further reflection upon the ideas and suggestions it presents.

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Author: Eric Cochrane
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1988-04
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226069559

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The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.

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Genre: History
Author: Oswald Spengler
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2006
File: 414 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400097005

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This is a collection of eleven essays, laced with humor and irony, on the Dawn of Man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrews, Minoans and Mycenaens, classical Greece, Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic world, Rome's Republic and Empire, and several church fathers (Irenaeus, Tertullian, Jerome, and Augustine) who influenced the Primitive Church. Tinsley highlights current research while showcasing themes of contemporary as well as ancient significance - misogyny, the manipulation of rhetoric to justify privilege, the contributions of the anonymous to the well-being of the famous, the paradox of progress, the distortion of prophecy, the use and misuse of myth and other media, the exploitation of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual resources, the comforts and perils of provincialism versus the dangers and benefits of organization - spiritual, imperial, or both.

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Genre: History
Author: Barbara Sher Tinsley
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
Release: 2006
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 1575910950

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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: History
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016-09-14
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781337517584

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Written to highlight the Catholic Church's central role in shaping Western Civilization, this book shows how the Church gave birth to modern science, international law, the free market economy, and much, much more.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas Woods Jr.
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Release: 2012-09-18
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781596983281

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The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound science and rational discourse about global change were prohibited and clear warnings of climate catastrophe were ignored. What ensues when soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, and mass migrations disrupt the global governmental and economic regimes? The Great Collapse of 2093. This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world. Dramatizing climate change in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, this inventive, at times humorous work reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called Òcarbon industrial complexÓ that have turned the practice of sound science into political fodder. The authors conclude with a critique of the philosophical frameworks, most notably neo-liberalism, that do their part to hasten civilizationÕs demise. Based on sound scholarship yet unafraid to tilt at sacred cows in both science and policy, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature. It includes a lexicon of historical and scientific terms that enriches the narrative and an interview with the authors.

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Genre: Science
Author: Naomi Oreskes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 2014-07-01
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780231169547

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World Religions Religious Foundations of Western Civilization introduces students to the major Western world religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—their beliefs, key concepts, history, as well as the fundamental role they have played, and continue to play, in Western culture. Contributors include: Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck, Bruce D. Chilton, Th. Emil Homerin, Jon D. Levenson, William Scott Green, Seymour Feldman, Elliot R. Wolfson, James A. Brundage, Olivia Remie Constable, and Amila Buturovic. "This book provides a superb source of information for scientists and scholars from all disciplines who are trying to understand religion in the context of human cultural evolution." David Sloan Wilson, Professor, Departments of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York This is the right book at the right time. Globalization, religious revivalism, and international politics have made it more important than ever to appreciate the significant contributions of the Children of Abraham to the formation and development of Western civilization. John L. Esposito, University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Muslm-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology, and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. General Interest/Other Religions/Comparative Religion

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2010-08-01
File: 568 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781426719417

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