Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789
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Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789

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WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 9th Edition covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content including its enhanced focus on religion and philosophy. Updated with more...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published October 29th 2008 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published February 1st 2003)
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I used this textbook in my Western Civilization class this fall and really liked it. The book is clear, comprehensive and relatively readable. I think it does a particularly effective job of drawing out ideas and institutions in each period it covers that ultimately help shape the Western tradition. My main criticism of the book is that it tries to do too much - my students were overwhelmed with information. I would like to see it streamlined a little, focusing in on the most significant figures...more
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Looking forward to reading the next one for West Civ II
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Marvin Perry was a professor of history at Baruch College, City University of New York.
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