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- Author : Thomson Wadsworth
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1994
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 0314035052
- Author : Edward McNall Burns
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1963
- Genre : Civilization
- Pages : 1083
- ISBN : UCSD:31822023180227
Robin W. Winks placed particular emphasis on those developments that most directly explain the nature of the modern world: social diffusion, group and national consciousness, technological change, religious identities-those aspects of intellectual history that have contributed most to our current dilemmas. In turn this means that there is more in World Civilization: A Brief History about nationalism, imperialism, or ethnic identities than there is about monarchies, feudalism, or diplomacy. The result of the strategic and intellectual decisions made with respect to this textbook is that its proportions are not the customary ones. Particular emphasis is placed on the early origins of civilizations, on Greece and Rome, and on the period of the so-called barbarian invasions, because it is by studying these periods that students may best learn how societies are formed. Particular emphasis is also placed on the period from the French Revolution on, for it is the events of the last two hundred years that have most closely shaped our present condition. This book can be read, straight through and in its entirety, as an interpretive statement about Western history written by a person who knew a good bit about non-Western history and who could thus throw into perspective the unusual, the commonplace, and the comparable in that sector of history conventionally labeled 'Western'. The text draws on over thirty-five years of discovering, in the classroom, what students themselves wish to ask about the past rather than what a body of scholars may have concluded they should wish to ask. Though this book is largely about Western civilization, it is also about world civilizations, for from the eighteenth century forward—and in many aspects of life, much earlier-the non-West has interacted with the West in such a way as to make it virtually impossible to separate one from the other when dealing at this level of generalization. As a teacher of the history of exploration and discovery,
This book will appeal to anyone who wants to focus on the social history of western civilization, rather than merely the political history. The many historical documents & statistics incorporated into the book enhance the discussion of the lifestyle of the general populace across western civilization. Volume A contains Chapters 1 through 14 of the comprehensive edition.
Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.
Prepared by Cynthia Kosso, Northern Arizona University, the workbook includes over 20 maps and exercises that ask students to identify important cities and countries. (Package item ONLY.)
Weaving the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, military, and other threads of Western civilization into a compelling story, BRIEF DISCOVERY EDITION of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume II, focuses on helping you enhance your study skills for success in this course and throughout your college career. Learning to analyze source material as you read the narrative will help you master the content of the course and interpret other materials and events you encounter in daily life.