9780205556847

Civilization in the West, Combined Volume (7th Edition)

Kishlansky, Mark; Geary, Patrick; O'Brien, Patricia

ISBN 10: 0205556841 / 0-205-55684-1
ISBN 13: 9780205556847
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

Civilization in the West blends social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and bring history to life.

 

The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by an image-based approach.   “The Visual Record” chapter openers draw students in by using illustrations that underscore a dominant theme of the chapter. New “Image Discovery” features guide students to interrogate images, understand their contexts, and unpack their multiple meanings. The dramatic, changing contours of the West are explored through an exceptional map program, through Map Discovery features, and through Geographical Tours of Europe.  


Review:

Civilization in the West, Seventh Edition, Combined Volume Mark Kishlansky, et al.

“This text is clear, well-organized, and easy for my students to follow. I have never had more satisfied students over a thirty-five year career.”

–Don Mohr, University of Alaska — Anchorage

“Students typically associate a history classes with being dull and dreary with an accompanying dry text. This book entices students to read the chapters not only because they are assigned but because the students are eager to read them.”

–Janilyn M. Kocher, Richland Community College

“I have seen texts that are dry, monotonous, and chocked with detail. I have seen others that present the material so lightly that it may blow away. This text is a combination of detailed information in an engaging and interesting presentation.”

–John S. Kemp, Truckee Meadows Community College

In Civilization in the West, the dramatic, changing contours of Western Civilization are explored through a compelling narrative and a rich image-based approach. In the new Seventh Edition, updated throughout, the authors blend social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and make the material more accessible.

New to this edition

  • “Image Discovery” features appear in every chapter and help students approach images as important historical texts.
  • New “West in the Wider World” essays: Chapter 18, “The Siege of Vienna;” Chapter 25, “Babylon Discovered;” and Chapter 29, “Mahatma Gandhi’s Legacy.”
  • New primary source documents: Chapter 14 now includes “The Heart and Stomach of a King,” in which Queen Elizabeth rallies her subjects to oppose the invasion of English by the Spanish Armada; Chapter 19 now contains excerpts from Voltaire’s great comic novel, Candide; the Treaty of Versailles is excerpted in Chapter 26; and Chapter 30 now includes both Vaclav Havel’s address to Czechoslovakia from January 1, 1990 and a press release from London Mayor Ken Livingstone regarding his commitment, and that of 21 other mayors from major cities around the world, to reducing greenhouse gases.
  • An expanded Glossary contains over 60 new key terms.

Available versions of Civilization in the West
Single Volume Edition ISBN 0-205-55684-1
Volume I (to 1715) ISBN 0-205-55685-X
Volume II (since 1555) ISBN 0-205-55686-8
Volume A (to 1500) 0-205-55687-6
Volume B (from 1350 to 1850) 0-205-55688-4
Volume C (since 1789) 0-205-55689-2

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Book Description: Pearson, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Detailed ContentsDocumentsMapsChronologies, Genealogies, and FiguresPrefaceSupplements 0About the AuthorsIntroductionThe Idea of Western Civilization 1Chapter 1The First Civilizations 3The Visual Record:otzi's Last Meal: Tradition and Innovation in Prehistoric EuropeBefore CivilizationThe Dominance of CultureSocial Organization, Agriculture, and ReligionMesopotamia: Between the Two RiversMap Discovery: The Ancient WorldThe Ramparts of UrukTools: Technology and WritingGods and Mortals in MesopotamiaSargon and Mesopotamian ExpansionHammurabi and the Old Babylonian EmpireThe Gift of the NileTending the Cattle of GodDemocratization of the AfterlifeThe Egyptian EmpireMap Discovery: The Egyptian EmpireReligious and Royal Consolidation Under AkhenatenBetween Two WorldsThe Hebrew AlternativeA King Like All the NationsExileNinevehand BabylonThe Assyrian EmpireThe New Babylonian EmpirePersian ExpansionA Closer LookDiscovering the PharaohsThe West and the Under WorldThe First European ImmigrantsDocumentsThe Code of HammurabiA Homesick EgyptianThe Kingdom of IsraelChapter 2Early Greece, 25 5 b.c.e.The Visual Record:Hecuba and Achilles: The Birth of Greek CivilizationGreecein the Bronze Age to 8 b.c.e.Islands of PeaceMap Discovery: Greece in the Bronze AgeMainland of WarThe Dark AgeArchaic Greece, 8 5 b.c.e.Ethnos and Polis 45Map Discovery: Greek Cities and Colonies of the Archaic AgeTechnology of Writing and WarfareColonists and TyrantsGender and PowerGods and MortalsMyth and ReasonInvestigation and SpeculationArt and the IndividualA Tale of Three CitiesWealthy CorinthMartial SpartaDemocratic AthensThe Coming of Persia and the End of the Archaic AgeMap Discovery: The Persian Empire, ca. 5 b.c.e.A Closer LookThe Agony of AthleticsDocumentsThe Race of IronHector and AndromacheTwo Faces of TyrannyImage DiscoveryA Revolution in War-fareChapter 3Classical and Hellenistic Greece, 5 1 b.c.e.The Visual Record:Pericles Builds His Parthenon: Politics, Art, and Empire 66Note: Each chapter ends with Questions for Review, Key Terms, Discovering Western Civilization Online, and Suggestions for Further Reading.War and Politics in the Fifth Century b.c.e.The Persian WarsThermopylae and SalamisThe Athenian EmpirePrivate and Public Life in AthensPericles and AthensThe Peloponnesian WarMap Discovery: The Delian League and the Peloponnesian WarAthenian Culture in the Hellenic AgeThe Examined LifeUnderstanding the PastAthenian DramaArt and the Human ImageFrom City-States to Macedonian Empire, 404 323 b.c.e. 82Politics After the Peloponnesian WarPhilosophy and the PolisThe Rise of MacedonMap Discovery: The Empire of Alexander the Great 87The Empire of Alexander the Great 87The Hellenistic World 89Map Discovery: The Hellenistic Kingdoms 89Urban Life and Culture 92Women in Public Life 92Alexandria 93Hellenistic Literature 93Architecture and Art 94Hellenistic Philosophy 95Mathematics and Science 98Cultural Resistan. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205556841

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