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3 edition of concise history of Western civilization found in the catalog.

concise history of Western civilization

Otis C. Mitchell

concise history of Western civilization

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Published by American Book Co. in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization, Western -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    Statement[by] Otis C. Mitchell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCB245 .M55
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 410 p.
    Number of Pages410
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5597489M
    LC Control Number68003296

    Pavlac Brian A. Fromhe wrote: "every branch of life — action, philosophy, organisation, technology [experienced an] extraordinary outpouring of energy, an intensification of existence". They played a major political, military, and cultural role in medieval Europe and even the Near East. One could question if all of these are positive developments. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Thus, the fact that the book is one that students will read, become engaged with, and understand makes it a valuable resource to teachers of Western Civilization.

    Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. Gregory the Great c — administered the church with strict reform. Paquette, Tidewater Community College The book's conciseness and reasonable cost are very attractive. Although she was captured and executed by the English, the French fought on and won the war in Essential background information is given near the end of the section and would have been valuable to understanding the events presented at the beginning of the section.

    Read the opening section of that text, "How to Use This Book. His broad knowledge shows through in this significant analysis of this subject. King John 's sealing of the Magna Carta was influential in the development of common law and constitutional law. Bellitto, Kean University Written with the skill of a novelist, this book guides the reader step by step through the process of what a historian thinks, does, and interprets.


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Concise history of Western civilization book

Humanism was an important development to emerge from the Renaissance. One example is the lack of focus on the political background prior to and during the Reformation.

Henry V left his mark with a famous victory against larger numbers at the Battle of Agincourtwhile Richard the Lionheartwho had earlier distinguished himself in the Third Crusadewas later romanticised as an iconic figure in English folklore.

Perhaps the most important attribute of A Concise History of Western Civilization is that this is a text that students would actually read and understand. Disciplined scholarship carried on in isolated outposts like Skellig Michael in Ireland, where literate monks became some of the last preservers in Western Europe of the poetic and philosophical works of Western antiquity.

This is the best-written textbook on Western civilization that I have had the pleasure to read in thirty-five years of teaching. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield,third edition.

One could question if all of these are positive developments. Gradually however, the Christian religion re-asserted its influence over Western Europe. As the Medieval period progressed, the aristocratic military ideal of Chivalry and institution of knighthood based around courtesy and service to others became culturally important.

Read the opening section of that text, "How to Use This Book. The Book of Kells. His informal tone and his skillful movement from paragraph to paragraph give his work a readability that my students like very much.

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