The Western Heritage, Combined Volume, 12th edition

  • Donald M. Kagan
  • Steven Ozment
  • Frank M. Turner
  • Gregory Francis Viggiano


The Western Heritage weaves social, cultural, and political history into a strong, clear, narrative account of the central developments in Western history. The authors define how the West has interacted with other cultures while showing you how the history of Western civilization sheds light on global challenges today.

Table of contents

PART 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization in the Ancient World to 400 C.E.
1. The Birth of Civilization
2. The Rise of Greek Civilization
3. Classical and Hellenistic Greece
4. Rome: From Republic to Empire
5. The Roman Empire
PART 2: The Middle Ages, 476 C.E.–1300 C.E.
6. Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Creating a New European Society and Culture (476–1000)
7. The High Middle Ages: The Rise of European Empires and States (1000–1300)
8. Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families (1000–1300)
PART 3: Europe in Transition, 1300–1750
9. The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown (1300–1453)
10. Renaissance and Discovery
11. The Age of Reformation
12. The Age of Religious Wars
13. European State Consolidation in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
14. New Directions in Thought and Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
15. Society and Economy Under the Old Regime in the Eighteenth Century
16. The Transatlantic Economy, Trade Wars, and Colonial Rebellion
PART 4: Enlightenment and Revolution, 1700–1850
17. The Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Thought
18. The French Revolution
19. The Age of Napoleon and the Triumph of Romanticism
20. The Conservative Order and the Challenges of Reform (1815–1832)
21. Economic Advance and Social Unrest (1830–1850)
PART 5: Toward the Modern World, 1850–1939
22. The Age of Nation-States
23. The Building of European Supremacy: Society and Politics to World War I
24. The Birth of Modern European Thought
25. The Age of Western Imperialism
26. Alliances, War, and a Troubled Peace
27. The Interwar Years: The Challenge of Dictators and Depression
PART 6: Global Conflict, Cold War, and New Directions, 1939 to Present
28. World War II
29. The Cold War Era, Decolonization, and the Emergence of a New Europe
30. Social, Cultural, and Economic Challenges in the West through the Present
Volume I includes chapters 1–14; Volume II includes chapters 13–30.

Published by Pearson (January 2nd 2019) - Copyright © 2020