A History of Western Society, Volume A: From Antiquity to 1500, Volume 1

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Macmillan, Oct 13, 2010 - History - 512 pages
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Now from Bedford/St. Martin's, A History of Western Society is one of the most successful textbooks available because it captures students' interest in the everyday life of the past and ties social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture. The tenth edition has been thoroughly revised to strengthen the text's readability, heighten its attention to daily life, and incorporate the insights of new scholarship, including an enhanced treatment of European exploration and a thoroughly revised post-1945 section. With a dynamic new design, new special features, and a completely revised and robust companion reader, this major revision makes the past memorable and accessible for a new generation of students and instructors.
 

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Contents

2 Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East ca 1100513 BCE
32
3 The Development of Classical Greece ca 2000338 BCE
56
4 The Hellenistic World 33630 BCE
90
5 The Rise of Rome ca 75031 BCE
118
6 The Pax Romana 31 BCE284 CE
144
7 Late Antiquity 250600
174
8 Europe in the Early Middle Ages 6001000
206
9 State and Church in the High Middle Ages 10001300
238
10 The Life of the People in the High Middle Ages 10001300
272
11 The Creativity and Challenges of Medieval Cities 11001300
302
12 The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages 13001450
338
13 European Society in the Age of the Renaissance 13501550
372
Glossary
407
Index
1
An Overview
24
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JOHN BUCKLER is Emeritus Professor of Greek History. Selected publications include The Theban Hegemony, 371-362 B.C. (1980), Philip II and the Sacred War (1989) and Aegean Greece in the Fourth Century B.C. (2003).

Clare Haru Crowston is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She began her scholarly career as a historian of early modern Europe, with a particular focus on women and gender, and remains a leader in that field, serving as the president of three scholarly societies and since 1996 as the Senior Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal. Since 2000 she has also moved into world and global history, and now serves as one of the editors of the Journal of Global History. She is the author or editor of twenty books and many articles that have appeared in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. These include Early Modern Europe 1450 1789, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice, 2nd edition (2010) and Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd edition (2010). Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim Foundations, among others.

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