Whether you’re interested in ancient civilizations or are more familiar with western states, this primer will give you a clear picture of how the West got its start. This acclaimed historian explores the ancient world, highlighting the key influences of classical states on the Western world today. This fascinating book is sure to intrigue and excite readers. Read on to learn more about western world history and the people who shaped the West. Then you can begin to understand why the West is where it is today.
The first continents to be explored by European nations are known as the “West”. These nations are known for establishing colonies in the rest of the world. This practice is known as colonialism, although many countries have also imposed such rules. Throughout the twentieth century, the concept of the “West” gains wider currency, influenced by the work of Oswald Spengler, who mocked the notion of continuities between western culture and the classical world. This notion of the Western world is also challenged by Rebecca West, who visited the Balkans in the late 1930s. She felt that western culture was threatened by the cultures of her newfound country.
The study of history is changing, and so must the teaching of the subject. In fact, new cultural history has emerged as a new discipline. In this new approach, Western civilization was born in western Europe and spread throughout the world, affecting every civilization and society that developed since. This book explores how Western societies came to be and how they became what they are today. And it illustrates the potentials of cultural history. By combining different periods of time, people can study history in multiple ways, in different places, and in many aspects of the human experience.
The Western world’s history is a complex and violent one. Two world wars, the Cold War, and the rise and fall of totalitarian states, among other things, have defined the last century. During this period, many countries and civilizations suffered the same fate as those of the ancient world. Some countries suffered more than others and the West was not spared. For the sake of its continued existence, this is why the West is still the dominant world.
By the end of the Middle Ages, the Western Roman Empire was divided. Muslim conquests brought nominal Christian unity. In 330 C.E., the Franks under Charlemagne established a western empire, which the Pope recognized as the Holy Roman Empire. However, this offended the Byzantine Emperor. This caused a split in the Catholic Church, as the Latin Rite church of western and central Europe split with Greek-speaking Patriarchates. Finally, a clash of cultures brought Christianity and Islam to Europe.
The Renaissance period is generally considered to have begun in the 14th century in Florence, Italy. During this period, wealthy merchant-elites financed the pursuit of art, science, and philosophy. The Renaissance brought with it innovations in art and technology, including the invention of the printing press. The Reformation was also a significant development. Europe’s overseas expansion is dominated by European states. The colonies were established across the world during this period.