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List of plates List of maps Prologue PART I Continuity and change: new ways of surviving 1 Before 'Europe': towards an agricultural and sedentary society 2 Rome and its empire: the effects and limits of cultural integration 3 An empire lost - an empire won? Christianity and the Roman Empire PART II Continuity and change: new forms of belief 4 Towards one religion for all 5 Three worlds around the Inner Sea: western Christendom, eastern Christendom and Islam 6 One world, many traditions. Elite culture and popular cultures: cosmopolitan norms and regional variations PART III Continuity and change: new ways of looking at man and the world 7 A new society: Europe's changing views of man 8 A new society: Europe as a wider world 9 A new society: Europe and the wider world since the fifteenth century 10 A new society: migration, travel and the diffusion and integration of culture in Europe 11 A new society: the 'Republic of Letters' as a virtual and virtuous world against a divided world 12 A new society: from Humanism to the Enlightenment PART IV Continuity and change: new forms of consumption and communication 13 Europe's revolutions: freedom and consumption for all? 14 Progress and its discontents: nationalism, economic growth and the question of cultural certainties 15 Europe and the other worlds 16 The 'Decline of the Occident' - the loss of a dream? From the nineteenth to the twentieth century 17 Towards a new Europe? Epilogue Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Europe -- History.
Europe -- Civilization.