Western Civilization in World History

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Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 138 pages
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Western civilization and world history are often seen as different, or even mutually exclusive, routes into historical studies. This volume shows that they can be successfully linked, providing a tool to see each subject in the context of the other, identifying influences and connections.

Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the merits of the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Peter N. Stearns outlines key aspects of Western civilization - often assumed rather than analyzed - and reviews them in a global context.

 

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Contents

PART I
7
The fall of Western civ and why it still stands
19
Getting Western civilization started
29
When in the world is Western civilization?
35
The West in the world
51
The rise of the West 14501850
57
Transformations of the West
69
Where in the world was Western civilization?
83
PART IV
97
Disruptions of the twentieth century
109
The West in a globalized world
120
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