9780618370313

Western Civilization : A Brief History

  • ISBN 13:

    9780618370313

  • ISBN 10:

    0618370315

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/03/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Western Civilization: A Brief Historyemphasizes the history of ideas presented within a political chronology. Perry's distinctive writing style and unique approach make this abridged version ofWestern Civilization: Ideas, Politics & Society,7/e an engaging text for the Western civilization survey course. The Fifth Edition includes coverage of recent events--from the creation of the EU to the war in Iraq--and provides students with the pedagogical tools to analyze and interpret events in context. Chapter introductions and chronologies allow students to easily identify important themes, while review questions serve to reinforce knowledge and aid in exam preparation. Material including Muslim artistic and cultural contributions, the French and Russian Revolutions, modern artists, and the battles of WWII has been added to enhance this edition. Graphic features include captions for all maps and an expanded color art section with a new essay on contemporary art. The "Profile" boxes--which feature men and women who made a significant impact on the cultural landscape of their time--have been expanded and updated.

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