Making of the West: People and Cultures (3rd Edition)

Making of the West: People and Cultures (3rd Edition)

Lynn Hunt, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R. Po-chia Hsia, Bonnie G. Smith

Language: English

Pages: 1145

ISBN: 2:00257518

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

With a chronological narrative that offers a truly global context, The Making of the West: A Concise History tells the story of the cross-cultural exchanges that have shaped Western history. This author-abridged version of the parent text offers the flexibility of a brief book.

Textbook for university level Western Civilization courses.

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229.) the city’s impregnable fortification walls, massive barriers of stone that encircled the city and the harbor, with the Long Walls protecting the land corridor between the urban center and the port. He insisted that Athenians should sacrifice their vast and valuable country property to save their population. In the end, he predicted, Athens, with its superior resources, would win a war of attrition, especially because the Spartans, lacking a base in Athenian territory, could not support

Egypt. Scholars deciphered the hieroglyphs by comparing them to the Greek version. They started with the hieroglyphs surrounded by an oval, which they guessed were royal names. (Art Resource, NY.) 103 104 C h a pt e r 4 ■ to Western civilization by acting like a cultural whirlwind that swirled together Greek and Near Eastern traditions as never before. Politics changed in the Greek world after Alexander’s death when his successors revived monarchy by carving out territories to rule as their

a war between Athens and its allies over the negotiations some allies were conducting with Persia and Macedonia. By the 350s B.C.E., no Greek city-state had the power to rule anything except its own territory. Their competition for supremacy over one another finally died out in a stalemate of exhaustion. By failing to cooperate, the Greeks opened the way for the rise of a new power — the kingdom of Macedonia — that would end their independence in international politics. The Macedonian kings did

B.C.E.) Census Records during the First and Second Punic Wars The Value of Roman Imperial Coinage, 27 B.C.E.–300 C.E. Peasants’ Use of Farm Produce in the Roman Empire Church Repair, 600–900 Sellers, Buyers, and Donors, 800–1000 Slaves in England in 1086 Sentences Imposed by an Inquisitor, 1308–1323 Population Losses and the Black Death The Rise and Fall of Silver Imports to Spain, 1550–1660 The Seventeenth-Century Army Relationship of Crop Harvested to Seed Used, 1400–1800 World Population

except in Sparta. Greek citizen men placed Greek citizen women under their guardianship both to regulate marriage and procreation and to maintain family property. According to Greek mythology, women were a necessary evil: men needed them to have a family but could expect troubles as the price. Zeus supposedly created the first woman, Pandora, as a punishment for men in his vendetta against Prometheus for giving fire to humans. To see what was in a container that had come as a gift from the gods,

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