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  • ISBN: 9780226561592
  • ISBN10: 0226561593

History of Western Civilization A Handbook

by William Hardy McNeill

  • List Price: $86.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 6
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1986
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Illustrations Preface To the Student Part I: Western Civilization in World History A. Background of Classical Civilization 1. Old Stone Age 2. Neolithic Age 3. River Valley Civilizations 4. The Diffusion of Urban Civilization 5. The Ancient Oriental Empires B. Independent Civilized Traditions Suggestions for Further Reading for Part I Chronological Table for Part I Part II: Classical Civilization A. The Greek City States 1. Geographical Setting 2. Formation of the City States 3. Greek Expansion to 510 B.C. 4. The Fifth Century: Rise and Overthrow of the Athenian Empire 5. The Fourth Century. Rise of Macedon Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, A Chronological Table for Part II, A B. The Hellenistic Kingdoms 1. Political Changes 2. Economic Development 3. Social Structure 4. Cultural Development Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, B Chronological Table for Part II, B C. The Roman Republic: Unification of the Mediterranean 1. Peoples of Western Europe 2. The Roman Republic: Conquest of Italy 3. Roman Conquest of the Mediterranean Basin 4. Internal Development of Rome 5. Decay of Republican Government 6. Roman Society Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, C Chronological Table for Part II, C D. The Roman Empire 1. The Augustan Age 2. The Principate after Augustus 3. Military Despotism and Anarchy 4. The Autocratic Empire Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, D Chronological Table for Part II, D E. The Byzantine Empire and Civilization Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, E Chronological Table for Part II, E F. Successor Kingdoms in the West 1. Introduction 2. The First Wave of Invasion 3. The Early Carolingian Period 4. Renewed Invasions and Collapse of the Carolingian Empire Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, F Chronological Table for Part II, F G. The Arab World Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II, G Chronological Table for Part II, G Part III: European Civilization (C. A.D. 900-Present) A. Geographical Setting of European Civilization 1. Transfer of the Center of Civilization 2. Transport and Communication 3. Climate and Vegetation 4. Mineral Resources B. Western Christendom, 900-1500 1. Revival of Civilization, 900-1050 2. The High Middle Ages, 1050-1270 3. The Waning of the Middle Ages, 1270-1500 Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, B Chronological Table for Part III, B C. The Modern World, 1500-Present 1. ReJormation and Religious Wars, 1500-1660 Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, C-l Chronological Table for Part III, C-l 2. Absolutism and Aristocracy, 1660-1789 Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, C-2 Chronological Table for Part III, C-2 3. Liberal, Nationalist and Industrial Europe, 1789-1914 Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III. C-3 Chronological Table for Part III, C-3 4. An Era of Wars and Revolutions, 1914-75 Suggestions for Further Reading for Part III, C-4 Chronological Table for Part III, C-4 Conclusion Index
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