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The West: a Narrative History is a unique text in its field, as it was conceived and developed as a brief introduction to the history of the West. It is not a reduced version of a larger study, but a fully realized project in its own right. It defines the West in its broadest terms, encompassing all of the varied cultures that trace at least some of their ancestry to the ancient Mediterranean world. In addition, it consistently reminds its readers of the links between the people who have come to define the West and those in other regions of the world

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: DEPARTURE PREHISTORY TO 1000 BCE

Chapter 1: The Birth of Civilization

Larger Issue: How do environments shape human communities and human communities alter environments?

The Evolution of the Prehistoric Cultures

The Archaic States

The Origin of Civilization in Mesopotamia: Sumer

The Rise of Civilization in Egypt

Chapter 2: The Rise of Empires and the Beginning of the Iron Age

Larger Issue: Does civilization promote or intensify divisions among peoples?

The Transition States

Imperial Egypt: The New Kingdom

The Indo-Europeans and the Clash of Empires

The Bible and History

PART TWO: THE CLASSICAL ERA 2000 BCE to 30 CE

Chapter 3: Aegean Civilizations

Larger Issue: When does civilization in the West become 'Western' civilization?

Minoan Mentors

The Mycenaeans, Greece's First Civilization

The Aegean Dark Age

The Hellenic Era

The Rise of the Mainland Powers

The Persian Wars: Crucible of a Civilization

Chapter 4: The Hellenic Era

Larger Issue: What did the Greeks contribute to the development of modern civilization?

Persian Wars as Catalyst

The Peloponnesian War

Intellectual and Artistic Life in the Polis


Chapter 5: The Hellenistic Era and the Rise of Rome

Larger Issue: What circumstances are likely to undermine governments by the people?

The Hellenistic Era

The Origin of Rome

The Roman Republic

Rome's Civil War

Chapter 6: Rome's Empire and the Unification of the Western World

Larger Issue: Do people prefer order to liberty?

The Augustan Era

Order and Continuity: The Dynastic Option

Order and Continuity: The Elective Option

Life in an Imperial Environment

The Decline of Rome

PART THREE: THE DIVISION OF THE WEST 300 TO 1300

Chapter 7: The West's Medieval Civilizations

Larger Issue: Should freedom of religion be limited?

The Christian Element

The German Element

The Byzantine Empire of Constantinople

Islam

Chapter 8: The Emergence of Europe

Larger Issue: How did Europe build on its legacies from the ancient world?

The Merovingian Kingdom: Europe's Nucleus

The Franks' Neighbors

The Carolingian Era

Retrenchment and Reorganization

The Culture of Europe's Dark Age

Chapter 9: Europe Turns Outward

Larger Issue: Was conflict among the medieval civilizations inevitable?

Islam's Crest and Byzantium's Resurgence

The Reorganization of Feudal Europe

The Eleventh-Century Turning Point

Chapter 10: Europe's High Middle Ages

Larger Issue: Why are some...