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Western Civilization: A Global and Comparative Approach
Volume I: To 1715

ISBN 9780765622532
Published July 15, 2012 by Routledge
496 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Maps, and Charts

List of Illustrations



1. The Beginnings of History and the Ancient Near East

2. Greece and the Mediterranean World, ca. 2000-350 BCE

3. The Hellenistic Age and the Rise of Rome, ca. 350-30 BCE

4. The Roman Empire and the Enduring Legacy of the Ancient World, ca. 30 BCE-500 CE

5. Early Christian Europe, Byzantium, and the Rise of Islam, ca. 410-750

6. The Shaping of Medieval Europe, ca. 750-1100

7. The High Middle Ages, ca. 1000-1300

8. The Crises of the Late Middle Ages, ca. 1300-1500

9. The Renaissance, ca. 1350-1517

10. The Beginnings of European Expansion, ca. 1400-1540

11. The Protestant and Catholic Reformations

12. The Age of European Expansion, ca. 1550-1650

13. Absolutism and Political Revolution in the Seventeenth Century

14. The Scientific Revolution and Changes in Thought and Society in the Seventeenth Century

Epilogue: The Shaping of the Past and the Challenge of the Future


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Kenneth L. Campbell is Professor of History at Monmouth College, New Jersey.