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Based on the highly acclaimed A History of Western Society, this brief edition presents a succinct overview of the historical development of the West while preserving the hallmark focus on social history and everyday life of the original work. Richly illustrated, it combines pedagogical support with compelling writing and first-hand accounts.


Description

Based on the highly acclaimed A History of Western Society, this brief edition presents a succinct overview of the historical development of the West while preserving the hallmark focus on social history and everyday life of the original work. Richly illustrated, it combines pedagogical support with compelling writing and first-hand accounts.


Contents

Maps
Listening to the Past
Preface
Origins, ca 400,000-1100 B.C.
Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East (ca. 1100-513 B.C.)
Classical Greece (ca 1650-338 B.C.)
The Hellenistic World (336-146 B.C.)
The Rise of Rome, ca 750-44 B.C.
The Pax Romana (31 B.C.-A.D. 450)
Late Antiquity: 350-600
Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 600-1000
State and Church in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1300
The Changing Life of the People in the High Middle Ages
The Creativity and Challenges of Medieval Cities
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages, 1300-1450
European Society in the Age of the Renaissance, 1350-1550
Reformations and Religious Wars, 1500-1600
European Exploration and Conquest, 1450-1650
Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe, ca 1589-1715
Absolutism in Central and Eastern Europe to 1740
Toward a New Worldview, 1540-1789
The Expansion of Europe in the Eighteenth Century
The Changing Life of the People
The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815
The Revolution in Energy and Industry (ca 1780-1860)
Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850
Life in the Emerging Urban Society in the Nineteenth Century
The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914
The West and the World, 1815-1914
The Great Break: War and Revolution, 1914-1919
The Age of Anxiety (ca 1900-1940)
Dictatorships and the Second World War, 1919-1945
Cold War Conflicts and Social Transformations, 1945-1985
Revolution, Rebuilding, and New Challenges: 1985 to the Present
Index


Authors

JOHN P. MCKAY is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

BENNETT D. HILL (deceased) was Chairman and Professor of History at the University of Illinois, USA, and also Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, USA.

JOHN BUCKLER is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

CLARE HARU CROWSTON is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

MERRY E. WEISNER-HANKS is UWM Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.