The Other Side of Western Civilization: Readings in Everyday Life, Volume I
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Other Side of Western Civilization: Readings in Everyday Life, Volume I

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This successful history reader is an ideal complement for Introduction to Western civilization or European history courses. The book consists of secondary readings with a strong social history focus. It provides students with exposure to the latest issues in European social history and to the nature of history research. At the same time, the articles themselves are easily...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 30th 1999 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published 1973)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Other Side of Western Civilization, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Other Side of Western Civilization

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-23 of 23)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
The Other Side of Western Civilization collects readings in social history ranging from antiquity to the Renaissance. Its subtitle Readings in Everyday Life is largely accurate, for the articles contributed by diverse authors largely ignore the halls of power and tell instead the stories of the common man, or detail the historic aspects of everyday life; there are pieces on the adventures of traveling on medieval roads, for instance, and on family life in Renaissance Italy. Others move near ‘tra...more
David Withun
I came across this book at a local used book store entirely by accident. It was a very pleasant surprise. This book features some excellent essays on some very fascinating topics from the ancient word through the Reformation, giving us a glimpse into the lives of the "average" man and woman of that day. Of particular interest to me were the chapters on women, children, marriage, and family at various points in Western history and there is indeed a chapter on these subjects in each of the major s...more
Md marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2014
Idham marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
Andy marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2013
Bojan added it
Feb 11, 2013
Martha added it
Jan 12, 2013
The Hoffman
The Hoffman marked it as to-read
May 19, 2012
Tabbetha marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2012
Nick marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2011
Raven added it
Mar 10, 2011
Mike added it
Feb 04, 2011
Wrb added it
Jul 28, 2009
Meen marked it as to-read
May 25, 2008
Joi added it
May 05, 2008
Todd added it
Mar 12, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Mainstream of Civilization The Other Side of Western Civilization: Readings in Everyday Life, Volume II Christian Political Theory and Church Politics in the Mid-Twelfth Century: The Ecclesiology of Gratian's Decretum Writing a Successful Research Paper: A Simple Approach The Mainstream Of Civilization Since 1500

Share This Book