Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries, Volume I: To 1715

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Cengage Learning, Jan 12, 2007 - History - 621 pages
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Western Civilization, 5/e, is distinguished for its wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. Recognizing that factors outside the continent affected European history, the authors highlight Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, The Global Record. Carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, the Fifth Edition incorporates new pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and streamlined organization--featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units--lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors.
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Contents

The Ancestors of the West
2
The Sword the Book and the Myths Western Asia and Early Greece
30
The Age of the Polis in Greece CA 750350 BC
58
Alexander the Great and the Spread of Greek Civilization CA 35030 BC
92
Rome from Republic to Empire
120
Imperial Rome 31 BCAD 284
152
The World of Late Antiquity 284CA 600
180
Early Medieval Civilizations 600900
212
Crisis and Recovery in Late Medieval Europe 13001500
314
The Renaissance
350
European Overseas Expansion to 1600
384
The Age of the Reformation
414
Europe in the Age of Religious Wars 15601648
450
Europe in the Age of Louis XIV CA 16401715
490
A Revolution in Worldview
522
Glossary
550

The Expansion of Europe in the High Middle Ages 9001300
246
Medieval Civilization at Its Height 9001300
282

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About the author (2007)

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 and in 2008 Notre Dame's Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2011 he received the Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., award for excellence in teaching and scholarship from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 chairperson of Notre Dame's history department. He is the author of Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians, which won the 2011 Otto Gründler Prize, and The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825. He has edited six books. 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 (three times) and the American Philosophical Society (twice). He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2004. In 2012 he served as president of the American Catholic Historical Association.

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