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Used by more than a million students since its original publication, Western Civilizations became the leading text for the course by combining historical scholarship with classroom innovation. Master scholars/teachers Joshua Cole and Carol Symes enhance coverage of the West in a global context with a new focus on migration and nationalism. Dynamic digital resources, including award-winning InQuizitive activities and new History Skills Tutorials for every chapter, guide students from basic understanding basics to analysis and interpretation.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Joshua Cole
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release Book : 2020-01-17
Download Book : 880 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0393419029


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Genre Book : Civilization
Author Book : Edward McNall Burns
Publisher :
Release Book : 1958
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ISBN-10 : OCLC:1089592010


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The most pedagogically innovative brief text--now connecting western civilizations to broader global contexts and students' own experiences.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Joshua Cole
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release Book : 2016-06-22
Download Book : 928 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0393614875


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After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Ricardo Duchesne
Publisher : BRILL
Release Book : 2011-02-07
Download Book : 527 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9789004192485


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"In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe. He lays out clearly and simply how civilization, with its designs of "civilizing" and "being civilized," has been closely tied to the rise of capitalism in Western Europe and the development of social classes.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Thomas C. Patterson
Publisher : NYU Press
Release Book : 1997-01-01
Download Book : 156 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781583674086


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World Religions Religious Foundations of Western Civilization introduces students to the major Western world religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—their beliefs, key concepts, history, as well as the fundamental role they have played, and continue to play, in Western culture. Contributors include: Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck, Bruce D. Chilton, Th. Emil Homerin, Jon D. Levenson, William Scott Green, Seymour Feldman, Elliot R. Wolfson, James A. Brundage, Olivia Remie Constable, and Amila Buturovic. "This book provides a superb source of information for scientists and scholars from all disciplines who are trying to understand religion in the context of human cultural evolution." David Sloan Wilson, Professor, Departments of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York This is the right book at the right time. Globalization, religious revivalism, and international politics have made it more important than ever to appreciate the significant contributions of the Children of Abraham to the formation and development of Western civilization. John L. Esposito, University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Muslm-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology, and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. General Interest/Other Religions/Comparative Religion

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Jacob Neusner
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release Book : 2010-08-01
Download Book : 568 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781426719417


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This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them "Anatomy and Destiny," "Psyche and Soma," and "The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death"). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking.

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author Book : David J. Rothman
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 442 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0813521904


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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Brian A. Pavlac
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Book : 2011-01-16
Download Book : 312 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442207868


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Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Kenneth L. Campbell
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2014-12-18
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317452270


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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel’s engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2014
Download Book : 752 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781285436685