The Shaping of Western Civilization

Written By Michael Burger
The Shaping of Western Civilization
  • Publsiher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 26 September 2013
  • ISBN : 1442694092
  • Pages : 512 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Shaping of Western Civilization written by Michael Burger which was release on 26 September 2013, this book published by University of Toronto Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.

Sources for the History of Western Civilization Volume I

Sources for the History of Western Civilization  Volume I
  • Author : Michael Burger
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : "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 ...

History of Western Civilization

History of Western Civilization
  • Author : William H. McNeill
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-15
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : 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 ...

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
  • Author : Ricardo Duchesne
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : 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....

The House of Wisdom

The House of Wisdom
  • Author : Jonathan Lyons
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-04-04
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : 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....

Western Civilization Ideas Politics and Society Volume I To 1789

Western Civilization  Ideas  Politics  and Society  Volume I  To 1789
  • Author : Marvin Perry,Myrna Chase,James Jacob,Margaret Jacob,Jonathan W Daly
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : 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 ...

Western Civilization Ideas Politics and Society Volume I To 1789

Western Civilization  Ideas  Politics  and Society  Volume I  To 1789
  • Author : Marvin Perry,Myrna Chase,James Jacob,Margaret Jacob,Jonathan W Daly
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : 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 ...

Western Civilization A Brief History

Western Civilization  A Brief History
  • Author : Jackson J. Spielvogel
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Total pages : 864
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : This brief, best-selling Western Civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jackson Spielvogel’s engaging chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents weave the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of ...

The Shaping of Western Civilization

The Shaping of Western Civilization
  • Author : Michael Burger
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping ...

Cultural Memory and Western Civilization

Cultural Memory and Western Civilization
  • Author : Aleida Assmann
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-14
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : Cultures invest great efforts into creating a long-term memory on the basis of oral transmission, media technology, and institutional frameworks. This book provides an introduction to the concept of cultural memory, focusing on the "arts" of its construction, particularly various media such as writing, images, bodily practices, places, and monuments. ...

Flesh and Stone The Body and the City in Western Civilization

Flesh and Stone  The Body and the City in Western Civilization
  • Author : Richard Sennett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1996-03-17
  • Total pages : 431
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : A description of urban life from a body sense perspective spans 2,500 years through ancient Athens, Hadrian's Rome, medieval and revolutionary Paris, Renaissance Venice, Edwardian London, and contemporary New York...

The Book That Made Your World

The Book That Made Your World
  • Author : Vishal Mangalwadi
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 442
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the ...

Cheese and Culture

Cheese and Culture
  • Author : Paul Kindstedt
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 253
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as ...

Music in Western Civilization

Music in Western Civilization
  • Author : Paul Henry Lang
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 1107
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : A comprehensive history of occidental music focuses on the function of music as an expression of the spirit and artistic life of each age...

Civilization

Civilization
  • Author : Niall Ferguson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium. In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' ...

The Collapse of Western Civilization

The Collapse of Western Civilization
  • Author : Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1442694092
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Summary : 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 ...