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This bright new edition of a perennial favorite, Western Civilizations by Lerner, Meacham, and Burns, once again finds new ways of supporting instructors and students without sacrificing the hallmarks of its success. The Thirteenth Edition offers a new look to go along with its thoroughly revised content. It features an attractive new design with maps and illustrations in ...more
Hardcover, 1196 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1980)
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Western Civilizations, Single Volume Edition, Fourteenth Edition
Author: Judith G. Coffin, Robert C. Stacey, Robert E. Lerner, Standish Meacham

I had this book for a college class but only read what I had to for taking the tests. Now that I have graduated, I picked up this book for fun & further knowledge. This book is such a good is heavy so I couldn't cradle it like a paperback or regular hardcover book...that made reading it take a lot longer...I had to sit at a table or in the re
Apr 25, 2007 Genevieve rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who need a textbook introduction to Western Civ
Shelves: history
This is an excellent textbook which includes Western Civ from Babylonia through the 21st century. The writing is crisp and easy to follow, but very engaging. It also includes a great number of color images, maps, primary sources . . .

And I've taken classes from two of the authors.
Chris Johnson
Easy textbook to read and covers a Western Civilization course well. Highly recommended for Western Civilization teachers our there.
Dick Wells
I wrote the annotated bibliography for the 1979-1980 edition of this work while studying under Standish Meacham at the University of Texas.
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