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