Author: William H. McNeill Genre: History Publisher: University of Chicago Press ISBN: 0226561623 Book Pages: 704 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.
Author: Nicholas L. Waddy Genre: History Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781351689595 Book Pages: 412 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The Essential Guide to Western Civilization offers a concise overview of European history developed to suit the undergraduate Western Civilization curriculum. Author Nicholas L. Waddy provides an accessible account of major developments in European history in a flexible format. The book will serve as a core text for instructors wishing to build a syllabus including primary sources, articles, and visual materials of their own choosing. Discussion questions and a list of key terms at the end of each chapter will help to guide conversation and assist students in navigating the Western Civilization survey.
Author: Naomi Oreskes Genre: Science Publisher: Columbia University Press ISBN: 9780231537957 Book Pages: 112 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment—the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies—failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.
Author: Niall Ferguson Genre: History Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9781101548028 Book Pages: 432 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.
Author: Ricardo Duchesne Genre: History Publisher: BRILL ISBN: 9789004192485 Book Pages: 527 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.
Author: Kenneth L. Campbell Genre: History Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781317452300 Book Pages: 576 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel Genre: Civilization, Western Publisher: ISBN: 0495913219 Book Pages: 715 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Jackson J. Spielvogel's bestselling text offers a clear narrative of political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, cultural, and military facets of history, unveiling the fascinating intricacies of Western civilization. Renowned for its engaging writing and multitude of maps and primary sources, this new edition enchances student comprehension by offering focus questions, new review questions and key terms lists, an on-page pronunciation guide, and expanded chapter summaries that facilitate study of the chapter's key concets. This new AP edition includes end-of-chapter multiple-choice review questions in AP format, as well as a set of DBQs at the end of the text. In addition, an introduction to students describes the test and suggests ways to prepare for it. - Back cover.