Milestones in Western Civilization: The Renaissance through Waterloo

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Joan Mickelson-Gaughan
Scarecrow Press, 1990 - History - 425 pages
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This three-volume anthology contains excerpts and full-length articles from the primary source materials in European history. The first volume runs from Homer through the Middle Ages; the second from the Renaissance through the age of Napoleon; and the third from 1825 to the present. Documents have been selected on the basis of their inherent historical value, their ability to illuminate a particular period, and their readability. Volume I covers the formation of Greece; Greek philosophy and art; the Hellenistic Age; the early and late Roman Republic; early Christianity; the early Middle Ages; Charlemagne; medieval society; the development of medieval states; reform and revival within the Church; the schools and scholasticism and medieval culture. When appropriate, the entire text of such items as a charter from a medieval guild, the English bill of Rights, documents related to the French Revolution, the World Wars, and the Russian Revolution will be reprinted. Now in paperback, Volume II covers the fourteenth century, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, the Age of Power, enlightened despotism, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.

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Medieval Background
1
Fourteenth Century
9
in England
41
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John Mickelson-Gaughan ( Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) served in the Peace Corps in Iran and has taught European history for twenty-eight years at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor. She has contributed articles to the Victorian Encyclopedia and is serving on an NEH-funded project sponsored by Princeton University to study the community college introductory course in history.

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