Western civilization: the continuing experiment
Houghton Mifflin, Sep 1, 1997 - Education - 1192 pages
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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The Ancestors of the West
Chronologies Genealogies and Charts
Neolithic and Copper Age Europe 70002500 B C
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