Higher Education

Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, 10th Edition

  • Marvin Perry Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Myrna Chase Baruch College, City University of New York
  • James R. Jacob John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Margaret C. Jacob University of California, Los Angeles
  • Theodore H. Von Laue Clark University
  • ISBN-10: 1111831688  |  ISBN-13: 9781111831684
  • 960 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $201.75
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Overview

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Tenth 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 instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Tenth edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, profiles, and primary source excerpts in each chapter. New technology resources, including CourseMate with interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient. Available in the following options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition (Chapters 1-33); Volume I: To 1789 (Chapters 1-18); Volume II: From the 1600s (Chapters 16-33); From the 1400s (Chapters 13-33).

Features and Benefits

  • Marvin Perry's WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the the premier text to use for those interested in teaching intellectual history.
  • Each chapter has an integrated excerpt of a primary source--with an introductory essay and questions for analysis--to help students interpret and analyze primary source documents.
  • Five full-color illustrated art essays appear throughout the book to help students interpret and analyze visual sources.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE ANCIENT WORLD: FOUNDATION OF THE WEST TO A.D. 500.
1. The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations.
2. The Hebrews: A New View of God and the Individual.
3. The Greek City-State: Democratic Politics.
4. Greek Thought: From Myth to Reason.
5. The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion.
6. The Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire.
7. The Roman Empire: A World-State.
8. Early Christianity: A World Religion.
Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES: THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES 500–1400.
9. The Heirs of Rome: Byzantium, Islam, and Latin Christendom.
10. The High Middle Ages: Vitality and Renewal.
11. The Flowering of Medieval Culture: The Christian Synthesis.
12. The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Dissolution.
Part III: EARLY MODERN EUROPE: FROM RENAISSANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT 1350–1789.
13. The Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age.
14. The Reformation: The Shattering of Christian Unity.
15. European Expansion: Economic and Social Transformations.
16. The Rise of Sovereignty: Transition to the Modern State.
17. The Scientific Revolution: The Universe Seen as a Mechanism.
18. The Age of Enlightenment: Reason and Reform.
Part IV: AN AGE OF REVOLUTION: LIBERAL, NATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL 1789–1848.
19. The French Revolution: The Affirmation of Liberty and Equality.
20. The Industrial Revolution: The Great Transformation.
21. Thought and Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century.
22. Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1815–1848.
Part V: AN AGE OF CONTRADICTION: PROGRESS AND BREAKDOWN 1848–1914.
23. Thought and Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Realism and Social Criticism.
24. The Surge of Nationalism: From Liberal to Extreme Nationalism.
25. The Industrial West: Responses to Modernization.
26. Imperialism: Western Global Dominance.
27. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature, Human Nature, and the Arts.
Part VI: WORLD WARS AND TOTALITARIANISM: THE WEST IN CRISIS 1914-1945.
28. World War I: The West in Despair.
29. An Era of Totalitarianism.
30. Thought and Culture in an Era of World Wars and Totalitarianism.
31. World War II: Western Civilization in the Balance.
Part VII: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.
32. Europe After World War II: Recovery and Realignment, 1945-1989.
33. The Troubled Present.

What's New

  • New Questions for Analysis have been added to the Primary Source feature that appears in each chapter. Two of the Primary Source features have been changed: Chapter 20 now features an excerpt from James Phillips Kay, Moral and Physical Dissipation, and Chapter 33 now features an excerpt from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ending Violence Against Women, "The Systematic Domination of Women by Men."
  • The introductory Geography of Europe essay and the accompanying map have been updated.
  • Profile features have been updated. Chapter 11 now features Maimonides and Chapter 30 now features Albert Camus. Photos have been removed.
  • The number of chapters has been reduced from 34 to 33 by combining chapters on the French Revolution and Napoleon (previous chapters 19 and 20) into one chapter titled "The French Revolution: The Affirmation of Liberty and Equality."
  • Available separately, CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos). Access to the History Resource Center, a "virtual reader," provides students with hundreds of primary sources.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The 'typical' students in my Western Civilization course [are] fresh out of high school where most have been taught that History isn't much more than dates, names and memorization. Therefore, the Chronology tables in the Perry text provide some comfort to students. However, they act as an entre to 'real' History, which Perry does very well."

— William Landon, Northern Kentucky University

"...Perry has a fine overarching plan for this textbook and he does an excellent job of tying the themes together, transitioning from one to the next; comparing and contrasting--it's obvious to me that he brings many years of fine teaching to this project.... I find his presentation really compelling, nicely thought out, nicely integrated, really well done. He also does a great job of giving a sympathetic telling to each system of thought. And the writing is really great - clear, clean, artistic, even."

— Sylvia Gray, Portland Community College

"Whether it is because I have used the Perry book for so long or because I developed my courses this way and then found the Perry book to be perfectly suited in organization, I think that for me it is exactly right."

— Anne Rodrick, Wofford College

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789  (ISBN-10: 111183170X | ISBN-13: 9781111831707)

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Tenth 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 instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Tenth edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, profiles, and primary source excerpts in each chapter. New technology resources, including CourseMate with interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient. Available in the following options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition (Chapters 1-33); Volume I: To 1789 (Chapters 1-18); Volume II: From the 1600s (Chapters 16-33); From the 1400s (Chapters 13-33).

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WebTutor™ on WebCT® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133109748 | ISBN-13: 9781133109747)

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With the WebTutor™ text-specific, preformatted content and total flexibility, instructors can easily create and manage their own custom course website. Instructors can provide virtual office hours, post syllabi, set up threaded discussions, track student progress with the quizzing material, and much more. WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and web links.

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CourseMate with Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center, InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113311122X | ISBN-13: 9781133111221)

Cengage Learning's History CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos). Access to the History Resource Center, a "virtual reader," provides students with hundreds of primary sources. Learn more at www.cengage.com/coursemate.

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The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

In this new edition of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, success in a history course is within every student’s reach! Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University) have prepared a no-nonsense guide that teaches basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

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COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the perfect complement to any class.

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Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)

Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives your students access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. Students can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

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Student Supplements

Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789  (ISBN-10: 111183170X | ISBN-13: 9781111831707)

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Tenth 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. You'll appreciate WESTERN CIVILIZATION's accessible writing style, its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Tenth edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and profile and primary source boxes in each chapter. New technology resources, including CourseMate with interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and bring course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook.

List Price = $203.95  | CengageBrain Price = $203.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133109748 | ISBN-13: 9781133109747)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and web links.

List Price = $216.00  | CengageBrain Price = $216.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $216.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133109721 | ISBN-13: 9781133109723)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and web links.

List Price = $216.00  | CengageBrain Price = $216.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $216.00

CourseMate with Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center, InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113311122X | ISBN-13: 9781133111221)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate. In addition you can access the History Resource Center, a "virtual reader" that provides you with hundreds of primary sources.

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Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, by Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University), is a no-nonsense guide to the skills you need to succeed in a history course. You’ll learn basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Quizzing with Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285788796 | ISBN-13: 9781285788791)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)

Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $66.00  | CengageBrain Price = $66.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)

Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives you access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. You can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marvin Perry

Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

Myrna Chase

Myrna Chase, emerita professor, dean of liberal arts, and provost of Baruch College, City University of New York, is a specialist in 19th and 20th century western European history, with a special interest in England and France and the history of political and social ideas. She published ELIE HALEVY: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY (1980). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Industrial Revolution, the Industrial West, and Imperialism.

James R. Jacob

James R. Jacob was Professor of History (now retired) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. His publications include ROBERT BOYLE AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and HENRY STUBBE: RADICAL PROTESTANTISM AND THE EARLY ENLIGHTENMENT (1983). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY he contributes the chapters on the Renaissance and European Expansion.

Margaret C. Jacob

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is THE FIRST KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. HUMAN CAPITAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1750-1850. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1981). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Reformation, the National State, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.