Western Civilization A Brief History

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Western Civilization A Brief History by Waibel, Paul R., 9781119160717
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  • ISBN: 9781119160717 | 1119160715
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/4/2020

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A comprehensive yet concise introduction to Western Civilization, designed to interest and engage contemporary students

Western Civilization: A Brief History is a concise one-volume survey that covers the subject’s ancient origins through to the early 21st century. Stressing social and intellectual history, rather than merely listing names and dates, this stimulating resource offers a more consistent and reader-friendly narrative than traditional textbooks. The author, with 40 years’ experience teaching college-level Western Civilization and World History courses, emphasizes topics that stimulate student interest and encourage classroom participation.

A mixture of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, Germanic traditions, Western Civilization first appeared in Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The text explores key events, figures, themes, and characteristics in the history of Western Civilization. Grouped into six parts, chapters include brief chronologies of events, maps, and illustrations. Topics include Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the rise of medieval Christianity, Darwin and the Theory of Evolution, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the World Wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and many others. Written with the needs of today’s students in mind, this textbook:

  • Offers accessible and straightforward coverage of the history of Western Civilization
  • Provides a consistent style of writing and organizational theme
  • Includes chronological overviews of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East

Western Civilization: A Brief History is an ideal introductory textbook for both traditional and non-traditional programs and Western Civilization courses at universities and colleges, as well as for those in dual enrollment and home school settings.

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