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Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture

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[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
Hardcover, 9th edition / 1st ed. in Taiwan, 961 pages
Published 1982 by W W Norton & Co Ltd (first published 1980)
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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
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 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
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.
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