Civilization in the West blends social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and bring history to life.
The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by an image-based approach. “The Visual Record” chapter openers draw students in by using illustrations that underscore a dominant theme of the chapter. New “Image Discovery” features guide students to interrogate images, understand their contexts, and unpack their multiple meanings. The dramatic, changing contours of the West are explored through an exceptional map program, through Map Discovery features, and through Geographical Tours of Europe.
New edition of a text designed to stimulate students' interest in history by providing a solid, readable narrative of Western civilization from the first civilizations to the present. In addition to the historical information, Kishlansky (Harvard U.), Patrick Geary (U. of California, Los Angeles) and Patricia O'Brien (U. of California, Riverside) integrate coverage of women and minorities into the discussion and highlight personalities, social trends, social history, and political developments. Generously illustrated with color and b&w art reproductions, photographs, and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)