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  Western world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally defined as Western Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Western and Central Europe and their close genealogical, linguistic, and philosophical colonial descendants, typically included are those countries whose ethnic identity and dominant culture are derived from European culture.
Western society may be thought of as following an evolution that began with the philosophers of Athens such as Solon and Socrates.
As the eastern and western churches spread their influence, the line between "East" and "West" can be described as moving, but generally followed a cultural divide that was defined by the existence of the Byzantine empire and the fluctuating power and influence of the church in Rome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_civilization   (2121 words)

 Minoan civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minoans were a pre-Hellenic Bronze Age civilization in Crete in the Aegean Sea, prior to Helladic or Mycenaean culture (i.e.
The decline of Minoan civilization and the decline in use of bronze tools in favor of superior iron ones seem to be correlated.
This inherited trade pre-dated Minoan civilization: a sense of its rewards may be gained by comparing its value to frankincense, or later, to pepper.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minoan_civilization   (2627 words)

 The Ayn Rand Institute: The Greatness of Western Civilization
Western culture, claim the intellectuals, is in no way superior to that of African tribalists or Eskimo seal hunters.
The result of the core achievements of Western civilization has been an increase in freedom, wealth, health, comfort, and life expectancy unprecedented in the history of the world.
Its core principles are under attack from every direction--by religious fanatics, by dictators and, most disgracefully, by Western intellectuals, who are denouncing reason in the name of skepticism, rights in the name of special entitlements, and progress in the name of environmentalism.
www.aynrand.org /site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6164   (884 words)

 CLEP: Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
The Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present examination covers material that is usually taught in the second semester of a two-semester course in Western Civilization.
Most textbooks used in college-level Western Civilization courses cover the topics in the outline given earlier, but the approaches to certain topics and the emphasis given to them may differ.
To prepare for the Western Civilization II exam, it is advisable to study one or more college textbooks, which can be found in most college bookstores.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/clep/ex_wc2.html   (621 words)

 Bradley University Western Civilization Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Western Civilization is required of all students as part of the General Education Program.
The emphasis is on a conceptual approach to the intellectual, cultural, political, economic, social, and technological issues that have formed the spirit of the various ages from ancient Greece to the present in the Western World.
An integration of ENG 101 (English Composition) and CIV 100 Western Civilization), this pair of courses emphasizes clear and effective writing on the subject matter of Western Civilization.
www.bradley.edu /academics/las/civ/civ.html   (155 words)

 Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation: Western Civilization, Act II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carolingian Decline and Division of the Empire to Louis the Pious.
He had a profound influence on the subsequent development of Western thought and culture, and shaped the themes and defined the problems that have characterized the Western tradition of Christian theology." Informative account of Augustine's life and his search for a reasonable and plausible religion of which to live by.
For the simple reason that, through the influence of his spiritual sons and daughters, Western civilization was nurtured and largely preserved.
www.omnibusol.com /medieval.html   (13770 words)

 Western Civilization's Burden
The idea is "nurture as opposed to nature." A person of any race who is nurtured in a Western society is culturally superior to one of any race who is nurtured in a non-Western one, although the latter can of course eliminate this deficiency by adopting and internalizing Euro-American values and ideals.
The Western way of war is so lethal precisely because it is so amoral-- shackled rarely by concerns of ritual, tradition, religion, or ethics, by anything other than military necessity.
Western capitalists and scientists alike have been singularly pragmatic and utilitarian, with little to fear from religious fundamentalists, state censors, or stern cultural conservatives.
www.omdurman.org /burden.html   (3884 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Western Civilization : A Brief History, Comprehensive Edition (with InfoTrac)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Western Civilization : A Brief History, Volume I: To 1715 (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) by Jackson J. Spielvogel
Western Civilization : Volume I: To 1715 (with InfoTrac) by Jackson J. Spielvogel
Of the Western Civ texts I've used before (including the longer version of Spielvogel, I thought _A Brief History_ was the most successful.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0534587070?v=glance   (930 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Western Civilization: Comprehensive Volume   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WESTERN CIVILIZATION strikes a true balance and provides a synthesis of political, economic, social, religious, military, cultural, and intellectual history.
Western Civilizations: Renaissance to the Present by Dennis Sherman
"Western Civilization" is a very flexible book; it can be used on either the High School or College level and can easily be divided into different themes.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0534568351?v=glance   (1400 words)

 History of Western Civilization - History 101, 102 - Notes and Reading From Dr. Raymond Jirran.
The unifying theme is that truth is designed to determine politics, rather than that politics is designed to determine truth.
Western Civilization Part I: From Adam to Voltaire
Western Civilization Part II: From the Treaty of Westphalia to the Atom
www.western-civilization.com   (306 words)

 Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Programs - Western Civilization Fellowship
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship Program is designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West.
The intricate process of renewing our civilization will be immeasurably aided by a new generation of scholars who value the Western heritage.
Each Western Civilization Fellow will receive a $20,000 grant to pursue studies at the school of his choice.
www.isi.org /programs/fellowships/western_civilization.html   (334 words)

 Western Civilization and Economics Resources from Boundary Stone
Economics and Western Civilization resources to equip and encourage Christians to engage our culture and influence it for Christ.
The beauty of the snowcapped peaks along the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains is awe-inspiring.
Boundary Stone was formed to equip people with an understanding of foundational principles that not only will allow them to make wise choices for themselves, but will also allow them to protect and defend the rights that all people should enjoy.
www.boundarystone.net   (609 words)

 Herb Meyer's Siege of Western Civilization
Herb Meyer's video on "The Siege of Western Civilization" is taking off among conservative Americans.
In The Siege of Western Civilization, Herb Meyer answers these questions, and more, in a lively, informal way.
The Siege of Western Civilization is produced and published by Storm King Press.
www.siegeofwesternciv.com   (641 words)

 Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a very thorough simulation of the entire Napoleonic Era - spanning from 1799 to 1820, from the dockyards in Lisbon to the frozen wastes of Holy Mother Russia.
Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the Napoleonic-era strategy game Crown Of Glory to gamers around the world.
Two hundred years after the start of the Napoleonic Wars, Crown Of Glory gives you a chance to change history as the ruler of a nation.
www.west-civ.com   (3338 words)

 MODERN WORLD OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: Prejudice and Pride, Peace and War - PART I (1800 to 1921)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A civilization built with bridges of expectation and expertise to the 21 Century and blindness to and ignorance of the past.
The free nations of WESTERN CIVILIZATION fought the Axis powers in WWII to remove the dreadful propensity of genocide, fascism, human abuse.
The second thing is that international war breeds civil war, and civil war is uglier than international war because there are no limits.
www.omnibusol.com /westernciv.html   (11822 words)

 The Great Books of Western Civilization
I also plan to provide links to other lists of the Great Books of Western Civilization (such as the reading lists at St. John's College) when I find them.
My site will continue to portray the program as it was when I was a student at Mercer from 1986-1990.
The purpose is to provide you, the great books reader, with an online opportunity to purchase the books you want to read yourself, or to give as gifts.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Atlantis/4360   (869 words)

 Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Western Civilization
The American Founders understood the frailty of human nature, a perspective necessary for securing ordered liberty and domestic tranquility.
ISI has a commitment to sharing with students and faculty the inherited tradition of Western Civilization that informed the Founders.
This section of the ISI Online Education in Liberty will provide opportunities for reflection upon the ancient, medieval, and early modern sources of Western Civilization - and contemporary challenges to these time-tested truths.
www.isi.org /western_civ.html   (82 words)

 westciv :: home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These materials are copyright Western Civilisation Pty Ltd.
They are brought to you courtesy of Style Master CSS Editor and Westciv's standards based web development courses.
Founded in 1994, based in Sydney, Australia, Westciv (Western Civilisation pty.
www.westciv.com   (442 words)

 Western Civilization Student Resource Center
Each source is accompanied by helpful study questions.
Click here for the Mosaic Western Civilization web site.
Links to quality web sites spanning four periods of Western Civilization.
college.hmco.com /history/west/resources/students   (57 words)

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