Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Volume 1 (17th Edition)

Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Volume 1 (17th Edition)

Robert Stacey, Judith Coffin, Joshua Cole, Carol Symes

Language: English

Pages: 593

ISBN: 2:00154218

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A pedagogically innovative new edition of the most-balanced and best-selling western civilizations text of all time.
New to the Western Civilizations team, master teachers and scholars Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) have integrated innovative pedagogical tools into the text to help students and instructors achieve their course objectives, while incorporating the latest scholarship into this highly readable, balanced, and beautifully written book.

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the past. Yet he also argued that the special character of Rome’s constitution would allow it to break the cycle, because it combined all of the different forms of government that Aristotle had outlined in his Politics. This view of history galvanized the framers of the United States Constitution, directly influencing their conception of our own political institutions. CONCLUSION Judged from the perspective of classical Greece, Hellenistic civilization seems strange. The autocratic governments of

by giants. Indeed, western coast of the Greek Peloponnesus, Pylos was excavated in 1952 by the archeologist these palace centers were adapted from Carl Blegen and his team. The principal feature of its Bronze Age palace was a large, brightly Near Eastern models and their massive painted hall with a central hearth. Aegean Civ ili zat ion : Min oan Crete, Myce n a ean Greece | 49 THRACE SEA O F MA RM A RA EUROPE Area of detail CHALCIDICE SAMOTHRACE He AFRICA Mt. Olympus Ilium (Troy)

cooks and bakers . . . he will take one-tenth of your grain and your vineyards and give it to his officers and courtiers . . . and one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves.” But the people refused to listen, and Samuel said to the people, “Each of you return to his home.” Then Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot. He brought the tribe The Consolidation of the Hebrew Kingdom After David’s victory around 1000 B.C.E., he strove to

institutions and practices, consistent administration through a trained bureaucracy, and rapid communications between center and periphery—would be the one adopted by the great and lasting empires of the near and distant future. The R i se of the Pe rs i an s | 65 The Legacy of Zoroastrianism Persia’s political and cultural achievements were paralleled by a spiritual one, Zoroastrianism. This important religion was one of the three major universal faiths known to the world before Christianity

older civilizations of this region? What do the reigns of HATSHEPSUT and AKHENATEN tell us about the continuities and limitations of pharaonic power? What factors produced the transnational networks of the Late BRONZE AGE? How did the civilizations of MINOAN CRETE and MYCENAEAN GREECE differ from one another, and from the neighboring civilizations of the Near East? In what ways do the PHOENICIANS, the PHILISTINES, and the HEBREWS exemplify three different approaches to statebuilding at the

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