The West: Encounters and Transformations, Volume 1, 5th edition

  • Brian Levack
  • Edward Muir
  • Meredith Veldman

Overview

The West: Encounters and Transformations examines the changing nature of Western civilization, helping you understand how the definition of the West has both evolved and been transformed throughout history. Focusing on the central theme of cultural encounters, authors Brian Levack, Edward Muir, and Meredith Veldman explain how the West originated and developed through a continuous process of inclusion and exclusion resulting from a series of encounters among and within different groups.

Table of contents

1. The Beginnings of Civilization, 10,000–1150 B.C.E.
2. The Age of Empires: The International Bronze Age and Its Aftermath, ca. 1500–550 B.C.E.
3. Greek Civilization
4. Hellenistic Civilization
5. The Roman Republic
6. Enclosing the West: The Early Roman Empire and Its Neighbors, 31 B.C.E.–235 C.E.
7. Late Antiquity: The Age of New Boundaries, 250–600
8. Medieval Empires and Borderlands: Byzantium and Islam
9. Medieval Empires and Borderlands: The Latin West
10. Medieval Civilization: The Rise of Western Europe
11. The Medieval West in Crisis
12. The Italian Renaissance and Beyond: The Politics of Culture
13. The West and the World: The Significance of Global Encounters, 1450–1650
14. The Reformations of Religion
15. The Age of Confessional Division
16. Absolutism and State Building, 1618–1715
17. The Scientific Revolution

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Published by Pearson (May 9th 2016) - Copyright © 2017