WCIV (with Review Cards and History CourseMate with eBook, Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center 2-Semester Printed Access Card)

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Tested by readers and approved by faculty, WCIV provides a brief, inexpensive introduction to western civilization that is packed with study tools designed to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Learning is made easy through chapter-by-chapter study cards, self-quizzes, downloadable flash cards, marginal notations, key-term definitions, pronunciation guides, and links for further study that are found throughout the book. In addition, important concepts are easily reinforced through the interactive eBook, which provides readers with extensive links to primary sources, maps, and critical thinking exercises.
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"...this is a solid, concise, well written and highly readable history."

"I would be likely to encourage my students to go through the student review cards and the Reasons Why features. I would use the what do you think feature in leading discussion and perhaps to review some material before an exam."

"[WCIV is] an accessible and clearly written, well organized textbook that does a great job integrating primary source documents and internet resources.... I would feel confident that my students could get the necessary information out of the text and that it would support and reinforce my class lectures."

"[WCIV] truly meets the needs of college and university students. Very well balanced, strong and accurate content, supplements well integrated into the text, a great focus on critical thinking, and outstanding design, layout, color, and maps."

"WCIV has several important items that make it a very desirable text; among those are the Learning Objectives, defining key terms, responses given to students about the Learning Objectives--not to mention the concise, methodical approach to delivering the subject matter in a non-chronological model."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111341800
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 670,663
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Lewis received his Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His research and publications include studies of central European history, Sumerian civilization, Athenian politics and religion, print and culture in the Renaissance, and the decipherment of Egyptian writing. He has over thirty years' experience teaching Western civilization to undergraduates. He is the author of CHURCH AND PARTY IN POLITICAL CATHOLICISM: THE CLERGY AND THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL PARTY IN LOWER AUSTRIA, 1887-1907; TOMS MASARYK; and CLOSE-UPS OF THE PAST: WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN CASE STUDIES.
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Table of Contents

Part I: THE ANCIENT WORLD, 3000 B.C.-A.D 600. 1. From Prehistory to Civilization, 3000-1200 B.C. 2. Kings of Kings and One God, 1200-300 B.C. 3. The First European Civilization: The Greeks, 2200-400 B.C. 4. New Creations: Greek Religion, Arts, and Ideas, 800-300 B.C. 5. Greater Greece: The Hellenistic Era, 400-30 B.C. 6. The Rise of Rome, 800-30 B.C. 7. The Roman Peace, 30 B.C.-A.D. 235. 8. The Changing World of Rome: Emperors, Christians, and Invaders, 200 B.C.-A.D. 600. Part II: MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION, 500-1300. 9. After Rome, 500-700. 10. Europe Takes Shape, 700-1000. 11. Manors, Towns, and Kingdoms, 1000-1300. 12. Western Christendom and Its Neighbors, 1000-1300. 13. The Culture of Western Christendom, 1000-1300. Part III: THE REMAKING OF EUROPE, 1300-1700. 14. Beginnings of a New Europe: The Late Middle Ages, 1300-1500. 15. Worldwide Europe: Exploration and Empire Building, 1300-1800. 16. Reviving the Past and Changing the Present: The Renaissance, 1300-1600. 17. New Christianities: The Reformation, 1500-1700. 18. Restructuring Kingdoms: Absolute and Limited Monarchy, 1600-1700. Part IV: THE RISE OF THE MODERN WEST, 1600-1900. 19. New Worldviews: Science and Enlightenment, 1500-1800. 20. Intercontinental Revolutions, 1700-1825. 21. Ideologies and Power Struggles, 1815-1871. 22. Industrial and Scientific Society, 1700-1900. 23. Thinkers and Artists in a Changing World, 1848-1900. Part V: The West and the World in the Era of Global Civilization, 1900-present. 24. The Imperialist World Order, 1871-1914. 25. "The Lamps Are Going Out": The First World War, 1871-1919. 26. The West Divided: Competing World Orders, 1917-1939. 27. The West's Darkest Hour: The Second World War, 1919-1945. 28. Science and Modernism in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1960. 29. The Superpowers, 1945-1960s. 30. Shifting Values, Thought, and Art: The Sixties and After. 31. After the End of Empire: New Power Struggles and New Problems, 1970s and 1980s. 32. The West Reunited? 1990s. 33. The West in the Postcommunist World, 1990s. 34. Western Civilization in the World of Today, 2000s.
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