Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Western Civilizations:...
 
by
Edward McNall Burns
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
[includes Index]

WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS, one of the most popular and widely used texts in history, has been revised issue by issue, paragraph by paragraph. The revision is extensive, and yet the careful blend of narrative and analysis and the unique balance of political, social, economic, and intellectual history remain.

Highlights of the Ninth Edition
- Extensive revisions re
...more
Hardcover, 9th edition / 1st ed. in Taiwan, 961 pages
Published 1982 by W W Norton & Co Ltd (first published 1980)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Western Civilizations, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Western Civilizations

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 338)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
David
Mar 08, 2016 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was the most terrific textbook I had read. It is such a laudable achievement as it traces the history of Western Civilizations from its prehistoric roots up to late 1980s. Its prose is fascinating, solid, informative and really well-written. Its many pages are adorned with continual relevant images that make reading the book even more enjoyable. The killer aspect of the book is that each paragraph of the book comes with the subject matter covered in a couple of words in the margins. Thi ...more
Chantel
Jan 31, 2014 Chantel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 read...it 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
...more
Genevieve
Apr 25, 2007 Genevieve rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Rosa
Mar 24, 2014 Rosa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good riddance.
chrisworm
chrisworm marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2016
Tony Sheldon
Tony Sheldon marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2016
Erica
Erica rated it it was ok
Jun 21, 2016
Erdal çinpolat
Erdal çinpolat marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2016
Nicole
Nicole is currently reading it
Jun 15, 2016
Jayne
Jayne marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2016
Sharon Carr-Lopez
Sharon Carr-Lopez marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2016
JR Snow
JR Snow marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2016
Səhərnaz Əliyeva
Səhərnaz Əliyeva marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Pamela
Pamela is currently reading it
Jun 18, 2016
Jaime Williams
Jaime Williams rated it liked it
May 09, 2016
Victoria Vlahoyiannis
Victoria Vlahoyiannis rated it really liked it
May 07, 2016
Paola
Paola marked it as to-read
May 03, 2016
Marlene Holmes
Marlene Holmes is currently reading it
Apr 21, 2016
ABC
ABC marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2016
刘维兵
刘维兵 marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
Rafael Salazar
Rafael Salazar marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
昱君 陳
昱君 陳 marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2016
昱君 陳
昱君 陳 marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2016
Romina Rasmussen
Romina Rasmussen marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2016
jin
jin marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe
  • Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000, Second Edition (History of Europe (St. Martins))
  • Freemasons: A History and Exploration of the World's Oldest Secret Society: Inside the World's Oldest Secret Society
  • The Open Empire: A History of China Through 1600
  • A History of Pirates: Blood and Thunder on the High Seas
  • Germany's Aims in the First World War
  • The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction
  • The Popcorn Book
  • The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present
  • Essential Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises: With Answers
  • English History 1914-45 (History of England)
  • In Defence of History
  • English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises: With Answers
  • The Unabridged William Shakespeare
  • Mirror of the World: A New History of Art
  • Insurgent Mexico
  • Daily Life in the Middle Ages
  • Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics

Share This Book