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A History of Western Society: v. 1: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Chapters 1-17) by John P McKay
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With an emphasis on social history, this text provides a high-interest narrative for students, integrating political and cultural phenomena into its socially oriented narrative. Highlights of the new seventh edition include: * New! "Images in Society"--Four photo essays comparing visual sources from similar periods will teach students how to analyse visual sources as historical data * New! Pedagogical features increased in this revision include: Key Terms, Comparative time lines, Chapter outlines * Extensive topics revision: Expanded Egyptian religion section New! Material on the polls and Greek democracy New! Discussion of the Romanization of Italy and the provinces New! Material on the origins of Christian sacraments Revised discussion on the Peace of God New! In depth exploration of the cultural consequences of the Crusades Revised section on the Atlantic Slave Trade Updated material on nationalism to incorporate new scholarship Reworked Chapter 31 to include globalisation, and offering updated coverage of recent world events including those of November 11

Table of Contents

Chapters Origins Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East The Legacy of Greece Hellenistic Diffusion The Rise of Rome The Pax Romana The Making of Europe The Carolingian World: Europe in the Early Middle Ages Revival, Recovery, Reform, and Expansion Life in Christian Europe in the High Middle Ages The Creativity and Vitality of the High Middle Ages The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages European Society in the Age of the Renaissance Reform and Renewal in the Christian Church The Age of Religious Wars and European Expansion Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe Absolutism in Eastern Europe to 1740 Toward a New World-view 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 Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850 Life in the Emerging Urban Society The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914 The West and the World The Great Break: War and Revolution The Age of Anxiety Dictatorships and the Second World War Cold War Conflicts and Social Transformations, 1945-1985 Revolution, Rebuilding, and New Challenges: 1985 to the Present
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
7th Revised edition
Houghton Mifflin (Academic)
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