Western civilization: the continuing experiment

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Houghton Mifflin, Sep 1, 1997 - Education - 1192 pages
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The Brief Edition of Western Civilization presents a strong chronological and political framework and seamlessly integrates the social and cultural forces that have shaped the western past. Two related themes are pursued throughout: 1) Europe in relation to the rest of the world and non-Western influences, and 2) power in all its senses, public and private; economic, social, cultural, and political; symbolic and real.

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Contents

The Ancestors of the West
4
Chronologies Genealogies and Charts
5
Neolithic and Copper Age Europe 70002500 B C
9
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About the author (1997)

After receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Thomas Noble taught at Albion College, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Virginia. In 1999 he received the University of Virginia's highest award for teaching excellence. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825; Religion, Culture and Society in the Early Middle Ages; Soldiers of Christ: Saints and Saints' Lives from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; Images and the Carolingians: Tradition, Order, and Worship; and From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms. Noble's articles and reviews have appeared in many leading journals, including the American Historical Review, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, Catholic Historical Review, Revue d'histoire ecclesiastique, Speculum, and Studi medievali. He has also contributed chapters to several books and articles to three encyclopedias. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1994 and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in 1999-2000. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice) and the American Philosophical Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2004.

Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, is a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including "The Trojan War, The Battle of Salamis, "and "The Spartacus War.? "He lives in Ithaca, New York.

A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome with a Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Davis, Duane Osheim is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He has held American Council of Learned Societies, American Philosophical Society, National Endowment for the Humantities and Fulbright Fellowships. He is author and editor of "A Tuscan Monastery and Its Social World"; "An Italian Lordship: The Bishopric of Lucca in the Late Middle Ages"; "Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy"; and "Chronicling History: Chroniclers and Historians in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.

After receiving her Ph.D. from Brown University, Kristen Neuschel taught at Denison University and Duke University, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is a specialist in early modern French history and is the author of "Word of Honor: Interpreting Noble Culture in Sixteenth-Century France" and articles on French social history and European women's history. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, which is awarded annually on the basis of student nominations for excellence in teaching at Duke.

William Cohen (of late) received his PhD from Stanford in 1968. His scholarly research focused on French Urbanization, and he was the author of "The French Encounter with Africans: White Responses to Blacks"; "European Empire Building, Rulers of Empire," and "Rober Delavignette and the French Empire," as well as numerous articles and reviews.

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