The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol. C: Since 1740
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The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol. C: Since 1740

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The Making of the West offers a geographically and culturally expansive conception of the West that prepares students to understand today’s globalized world. Its integrated chronological narrative makes the impact of historical developments clear by highlighting the interconnections among the politics, people, and ideas of a specific period. From the book’s conception, th
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Published February 20th 2008 by Bedford/St. Martin's (first published December 22nd 2000)
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This was the first text book from college I finished reading for pleasure.
Began reading this book thinking "Recent history is fine, but how did it all start? How did the countries of Europe form? This book covers a huge amount of history in short bites. And it has lots of maps. I love maps.
A general account of western civilization and history, very intriguing.
Oct 01, 2012 Elisbet rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: older teens, adults
Recommended to Elisbet by: college professor
Shelves: textbooks, history
A nice textbook on Western Civilization (up until 1740). Depth in some places, a bit of glossing-over in others (but necessarily so). I enjoyed it, and didn't end up selling this one back. Carry it in my car in case I end up having to wait someplace; a great pick-up-and-read-a-bit book to have around. It is kind of heavy for a paperback, though!
A textbook for Ancient Western Civilizations class that I took Fall 2013. It had good pictures and maps and was fairly readable. Gives a fairly decent sketch of the basic outline of the history of western civilization.
A great overview of the history of western civilization.
Nov 16, 2012 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: school required
It wasn't bad for a textbook. Lots of good info.
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Recommended to columbialion by: Prof. Joseph Greaney
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Lynn Avery Hunt is the Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her area of expertise is the French Revolution, but she is also well known for her work in European cultural history on such topics as gender. Her 2007 work, Inventing Human Rights, has been heralded as the most comprehensive analysis of the history of human rights. She served as p...more
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