The study of western history is flourishing at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Benson Center for the Study of the West has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to various events that promote the Western tradition. Here are some highlights of what the Benson Center has to offer. Whether you want to learn more about the history of western civilization or just want to read more about it, this book is sure to help. It has an impressive bibliography of resources for anyone interested in this fascinating subject.
The first university is founded in Athens by Plato, a Greek philosopher. He was mentored by the famous philosopher Socrates. These games helped unite the Greek and Roman cultures and ultimately the world. In the 1500s, Christopher Columbus discovers the New World and spread Christianity to the new continent. However, he mistakenly thought he had landed in India. During this time, the feudal system takes hold in Britain. Noblemen are rewarded with lands and a certain percentage of the population works for them. Knights and archers are introduced as well.
The Reformation ended religious unity in the Western world. Martin Luther, a Protestant, wrote the 95 Theses in 1517. The 95 Theses were a protest against the wealth of the church and many Catholic beliefs, including the institution of the papacy and the belief that “good works” are required for salvation. Luther took cues from earlier critics of the church, which led to the Reformation of the Church. In the end, toleration between the three main religions was granted.
The Western world had the greatest influence on the culture of modern Americas, including the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia. The Tigris-Euphrates river system lies at the center of Mesopotamia. This region corresponds to the modern countries of Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Ancient Egypt also had a powerful impact on Western culture. This article summarizes the major events and trends of Western civilization. The study of Western history is essential for understanding our world today.
The Western world also began trading with African rulers for several centuries. In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. Then, in 1805, Napoleon I regained the Louisiana Territory from Spain. This effectively doubled the size of the United States. In the 18th century, a series of revolutions in the American empires led to the liberation of most of the continent. During this time, Westerners also adopted Catholicism and Christianity. Eventually, the majority of the Spanish and Portuguese empires became Mestizo populations.
After the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Catholic Church was the dominant force in the West. The Catholic Church gradually replaced the Roman Empire in the West, but the Eastern Roman Empire endured in the East. Christianity gradually reclaimed the Western continent and created the European universities. By the 12th century, Western Europe had developed a blossoming of culture, art, and learning. It also expanded contact with the medieval Islamic world through Sicily and Al-Andalus. Arabic texts on philosophy and science were translated into Latin. In the 16th century, the Reformation shattered this Christian unity.