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Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
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Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Summary: People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of the 48 lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Great Courses 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 930 OTH
Call number: DVD 930 OTH

Armstrong, Dorsey

Summary: "Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages-- fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 ARM

Nardo, Don

Summary: Describes the events in Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," from the causes of the Trojan War to the legendary Greek and Trojan characters, the end of the war, and Odysseus's harrowing journey home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2012

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Freeman, Charles

Summary: A radical reappraisal of the impact of Constantine's adoption of Christianity in 368 AD on the later Roman world, and on Western civilization. Adopting those aspects of the religion that suited his purposes, Constantine turned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.12 FRE

Summary: A sweeping survey of Western civilization tracing the interaction between man and art, philosophy, literature, music, and architecture between the fourth and twentieth centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC/2 Entertain 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIV

Peters, Ralph

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09821 PET

Morris, Ian

Summary: Archaeologist and historian Ian Morris explains that Western dominance is largely the result of the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, however, the world over the next hundred years will subsequently change in astonishing ways, transforming...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09821 MOR

Cahill, Thomas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.0982 CAH

Johnson, Paul

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 1977

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09 JOH

Summary: Presents lectures by Darren Staloff. These lectures are based on the seminar course at Columbia University on Western intellectual history augmented by additional lectures by selected "guest" lecturers. Gives a guided tour through 3,000 years of Western thought.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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13 available in Adult, Call number: 109 GRE PT1
Call number: 109 GRE PT2
Call number: 109 GRE PT3
Call number: 109 GRE PT5
Call number: 109 GRE PT6
Call number: 109 GRE PT7
Call number: DVD 109 GRE PT4
1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 109 GRE PT4

Eire, Carlos M. N.

Summary: Eire traces the concept of eternity from ancient times to the present. He examines the rise and fall of five different conceptions of eternity, how they developed, and how they have helped shape individual and collective self-understanding.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 236.21 EIR

Lerner, Gerda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1986

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.409 LER

Lopez, Robert Sabatino

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: M. Evans; distributed in association with Lippincott, Philadelphia 1967

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1 available in Adult, Call number: OVS 940.1 LOP

Shapiro, Ben

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Summary: An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books 2019

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Mishra, Pankaj

Summary: "One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 MIS

Summary: Americans are all, to a greater or lesser extent, inhabitants of a land shaped by the last five centuries of Western history and culture. Explores the ideas, events, and characters that molded Western political, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, scientific, technological, and economic history during the tumultuous period between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Jeremiah, David

Summary: "David Jeremiah highlights the decline in Western culture, especially America, and calls on his readers to reverse this downward spiral"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: FaithWords 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 277.3 JER

Tarnas, Richard.

Summary: Seeks to demonstrate the existence of a direct connection between the planetary movements and human history, and examines such ancient and modern events as the French Revolution and September 11th.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 523.1 TAR

Steyn, Mark.

Summary: In his first major book, concervative columnist Steyn takes on the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone. The future, Steyn shows, belongs to the fecund and the confident. The Islamists are both, while the West--wedded to a multiculturalism that undercuts its own confidence, a welfare state that nudges it toward sloth and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.4827 STE

Denby, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.098 DEN

Ferguson, Niall.

Summary: A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09821 FER

Morley, F. V. (Frank Vigor)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Press 1971

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 901 MOR

Stephens, Mitchell

Summary: Looks at the role of atheism in the history and cultural development of the West, examining the accomplishments of often courageous atheists that have promoted science, expanded human liberties, and otherwise advanced culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 211.809 STE