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The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Volume I

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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, the

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Paperback, 832 pages
Published January 18th 2008 by Bedford Books (first published December 22nd 2000)
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Tim
Sep 23, 2011 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british-history
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.
Vicky
Apr 17, 2012 Vicky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A general account of western civilization and history, very intriguing.
Julie
Apr 08, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
I used this textbook as a spine for a youth scholar class I taught this year. I am not usually a lover of textbooks, but I felt this was well written and included a good view on history including moral and virtuous principles. I would recommend as a spine for reading classical and original history from the great historians.
Elisbet
Oct 01, 2012 Elisbet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: older teens, adults
Recommended to Elisbet by: college professor
Shelves: history, textbooks
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!
Tyler
Dec 06, 2013 Tyler rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
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.
Timothy Boyd
Nice well written school book. Well laid out and organized. Recommended
Deborah
Aug 11, 2016 Deborah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
very basic and general overview of western civilization.
Jessica
Nov 16, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: school required
It wasn't bad for a textbook. Lots of good info.
columbialion
May 12, 2010 columbialion added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to columbialion by: Prof. Joseph Greaney
Textbook for Western Civ
J.R. Ortiz
May 15, 2012 J.R. Ortiz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great
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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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