History of Western Civilization

History of Western Civilization
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Author: William H. McNeill
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0226561623
Release: 2010-04-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
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Author: Ricardo Duchesne
Pages: 527
ISBN: 9789004192485
Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Topics

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Topics
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Author: Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781621642688
Release: 2021-03-18
Editor: Ignatius Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Peter Kreeft presents a series of brilliant essays about many of the problems that undermine our Western civilization, along with ways to address them. "These essays are not new proposals or solutions to today's problems," he says. "They are old. They have been tried, and have worked. They have made people happy and good. That is what makes them so radical and so unusual today." In his witty, readable style, Kreeft implores us to gather wisdom and preserve it, as the monks did in the Middle Ages. He offers relevant philosophical precepts, divided into various categories, that can be collected and remembered in order to guide us and future generations in the days ahead. Kreeft emphasizes that the most necessary thing to save our civilization is to have children. If we don't have children, our civilization will cease to exist. The "unmentionable elephant in the room", he tells us, is sex, properly understood. Religious liberty is being attacked in the name of "sexual liberty", in other words, abortion. Kreeft encourages us to fight back—with joy and confidence—with the one weapon that will win the future: children.

Western Civilization A Brief History Volume I

Western Civilization  A Brief History  Volume I
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Author: Marvin Perry
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1305091590
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to a greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Author Marvin Perry's accessible writing style and flexible approach make this abridged version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY an appealing survey text. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Eleventh Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and primary source boxes in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization Ideas Politics and Society Volume I To 1789

Western Civilization  Ideas  Politics  and Society  Volume I  To 1789
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Author: Marvin Perry,Myrna Chase,James Jacob,Margaret Jacob,Jonathan W Daly
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1305091418
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content-including material on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the eleventh edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and profile and primary source excerpts in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Collapse of Western Civilization

The Collapse of Western Civilization
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Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780231537957
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Sources for the History of Western Civilization Volume I

Sources for the History of Western Civilization  Volume I
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Author: Michael Burger
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781442609303
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Sources for the History of Western Civilization is a primary source reader designed specifically for students to interact with the sources with limited editorial additions. It begins in the second millennium BC with The Descent of Ishtar and ends with Isaac Newton's The Principia. This volume can stand alone as the primary source reader for the first half of a Western Civilization course or be paired with Michael Burger's overview text, The Shaping of Western Civilization, Vol. 1"--Provided by publisher.

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization
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Author: Nicholas L. Waddy
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9781351689595
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
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Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Pages: 1056
ISBN: 1305952316
Release: 2016-09-14
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Fall of Western Civilization

The Fall of Western Civilization
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Author: Shivaji Lokam
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9789353006709
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Entropy Works LLP

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Can Western civilization stop its decline? The West gave the World the light bulb, the internal combustion engine and much more that vastly improved the life on earth. But lately, the West is tired, hopeless, and dying. Author Shivaji Lokam says Western countries have been in a self-destruction mode for the past hundred years: first the two World Wars, then the Cold War, now the Experts-driven utopian pursuit of Open Borders and Multiculturalism. The unaccountable experts have been wrong more times than anybody can count. They were wrong on financial crisis, bailouts, stagnant wages, higher taxes, brexit, trump, global trade deals. The experts failed because they were part of the problem. This incredible book tells the story of why they get it wrong every time and their pivotal role in causing the irreversible Western decline. In The fall of Western Civilization you will learn: • How Classical Liberalism caused World Wars, Great Depression, Socialism, Fascism, Cold War, and Decolonization • Why Modern Liberalism wants nothing short of the full destruction of the West and its values • Why the West is becoming less free • How America and Europe’s destruction were long sown in the novel ideas that came out of the European Enlightenment two hundred years ago • Why the elites in the West are utterly clueless and how their fancy education never contributed anything positive • What were the ultimate causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis that crippled the western economies Based on extensive research and fresh understanding of economics, Author Shivaji Lokam weaves through the forces of industry, technology, human nature, religion, and nation-state, to tell how and why the West is collapsing. Original and fresh, The fall of Western Civilization is essential reading to understand why Liberalism has been the greatest hoax ever played on the West.

Africa

Africa
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Author: Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Pages: 717
ISBN: 0933121253
Release: 1988
Editor: Black Classic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When the vast majority of mankind in the “Western World” refer to a Slave it is the African-American or his African ancestor is mean. This image has been perpetuated by every branch of “Western” education and religion, both Christian (Roman Catholic and Protestant) and Jewish (all branches of Judaism); and presented in a manner that would suggest an origin dating back to a time of PURITY in ancient Europe amongst the Greeks and Romans; and origins that insinuate the beginning of WORLD CIVILIATION, thus the terms: “Greek philosophy” and “Western Civilization

Western Civilization Volume A To 1500

Western Civilization  Volume A  To 1500
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Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1305952812
Release: 2016-09-14
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lost to the West

Lost to the West
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Author: Lars Brownworth
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780307407962
Release: 2010
Editor: Broadway Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Publishers in 2009"--T.p. verso.

Western Civilization Volume I To 1715

Western Civilization  Volume I  To 1715
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Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Pages: 576
ISBN: 1305952790
Release: 2016-09-28
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
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Author: Marvin Perry,George W. Bock
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0618370315
Release: 2004-01-31
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Western Civilization: A Brief History emphasizes the history of ideas presented within a political chronology. Perry's distinctive writing style and unique approach make this abridged version of Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics & Society, 7/e an engaging text for the Western civilization survey course. The Fifth Edition includes coverage of recent events—from the creation of the EU to the war in Iraq—and provides students with the pedagogical tools to analyze and interpret events in context. Chapter introductions and chronologies allow students to easily identify important themes, while review questions serve to reinforce knowledge and aid in exam preparation. New! Material including Muslim artistic and cultural contributions, the French and Russian Revolutions, modern artists, and the battles of WWII has been added to enhance this edition. New! Graphic features include captions for all maps and an expanded color art section with a new essay on contemporary art. New! The "Profile" boxes—which feature men and women who made a significant impact on the cultural landscape of their time—have been expanded and updated.

The House of Wisdom

The House of Wisdom
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Author: Jonathan Lyons
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781608190584
Release: 2010-04-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the scientific and philosophical achievements of medieval Arab scholars, exploring such topics as the advances of a group of minds from the royal library of Baghdad and the invaluable contributions they made to Western culture and the Renaissance era.

The Shaping of Western Civilization

The Shaping of Western Civilization
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Author: Michael Burger
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781442607569
Release: 2013-12-16
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume I of The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient world and ends with the Enlightenment. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation.

Western Civilization Volume II Since 1500

Western Civilization  Volume II  Since 1500
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Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Pages: 672
ISBN: 1305952804
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization in World History

Western Civilization in World History
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Author: Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781134374748
Release: 2008-01-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Eccentric Culture

Eccentric Culture
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Author: Rémi Brague
Pages: 205
ISBN: 1587312158
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: St Augustine PressInc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Western culture, which influenced the whole world, came from Europe. But its roots are not there. They are in Athens and Jerusalem. European culture takes its bearing from references that are not in Europe: Europe is eccentric.What makes the West unique? What is the driving force behind its culture? Remi Brague takes up these questions in Eccentric Culture. This is not another dictionary of European culture, nor a measure of the contributions of a particular individual, religion, or national tradition. The author's interest is especially, with regard to the transmission of that culture, to articulate the dynamic tension that has propelled Europe and more generally the West toward civilization. It is this mainspring of European culture, this founding principle, that Brague calls Roman.Yet the author's intent is not to write a history of Europe, and less yet to defend the historical reality of the Roman Empire. Brague rather isolates and generalizes one aspect of that history or, one might say, cultural myth, of ancient Rome. The Roman attitude senses its own incompleteness and recognizes the call to borrow from what went before it.Historically, it has led the West to borrow from the great traditions of Jerusalem and Athens: primarily the Jewish and Christian tradition, on the one hand, and the classical Greek tradition on the other. Nowhere does the author find this Roman character so strongly present as in the Christian and particularly Catholic attitude toward the incarnation.At once an appreciation of the richness and diversity of the sources and their fruit, Eccentric Culture points as well to the fragility of their nourishing principle. As such, Brague finds in it notonly a means of understanding the past, but of projecting a future in (re)proposing to the West, and to Europe in particular, a model relationship of what is proper to it.An international bestseller (translated from the original French edition of Europe, La Voie Romaine), this work has been or is presently being translated into thirteen languages.