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.














example, aimed at the same state of personal calm as did Epicureans, but from a completely different premise. They believed that secure knowledge about anything was impossible because the human senses yield contradictory information about the world. All people can do, they insisted, is depend on appearances while suspending judgment about their reality. These ideas had been influenced by the Indian ascetics (who practiced self-denial as part of their spiritual discipline) encountered on Alexander

maintaining gangs of hundreds of enslaved workers year-round would have been uneconomical. Most crops required short periods of intense labor punctuated by long stretches of inactivity, and owners did not want to feed slaves who had no work. Slaves did all kinds of jobs. Household slaves, often women, cleaned, cooked, fetched water from public fountains, helped the wife with the weaving, watched the children, accompanied the hus- 1 0 0 0 – 5 0 0 b. c . e . Th e C r e at i o n o f t h e G r e e

Islam and provide a more thorough treatment of globalization than any competing text. Our aim has been to convey the relevance of Western history throughout the book as essential background to today’s events, from debate over European Union membership to conflict in the Middle East. Instructors have found this synthesis essential for helping students understand the West in today’s ever-globalizing world. Equally valuable to instructors has been the way our book is organized with a chronological

The Rise and Fall of Silver Imports to Spain, 1550–1660 465 new sources, new perspectives: Tree Rings and the Little Ice Age 466 seeing history: Religious Differences in Painting of the Baroque Period: Rubens and Rembrandt 473 document: Sentence Pronounced against Galileo (1633) 477 Louis XIV: Absolutism and Its Limits 484 The Fronde, 1648–1653 485 Court Culture as an Element of Absolutism 486 Enforcing Religious Orthodoxy 489 Extending State Authority at Home and Abroad 489 Absolutism in

distinction with the following argument: nothing is worse than a bad woman, but nothing is more surpassingly superior than a worthy one. Source: Euripides, Melanippe the Captive, fragment 660 Mette. Translation by Thomas R. Martin. 3. Socrates Discusses Gender Roles in Marriage (late fifth century B.C.E.) Socrates, who was dedicated to discovering the nature of human virtue, often discussed family life because it revealed the qualities of women as well as men. When his upper-class friend

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