W. W. Norton & Company proudly announces an exciting revision of its best-selling Western Civilizations. Used successfully by well over 1,000,000 students, Western Civilizations is renowned for its balanced presentation, clear prose, and exceptional treatment of cultural history. New co-authors Judith Coffin (University of Texas, Austin) and Robert Stacey (University of Washington, Seattle) have reimagined these classic features for today's instructors and students. The new edition emphasizes the changing boundaries of traditional narratives by discussing the West in a wider world context and highlighting the diverse experiences of its peoples and states. Combined with an outstanding pedagogical program, an expanded website, and a new edition of the companion reader Perspectives from the Past, Western Civilzations offers the most complete and accessible package for students.
Judith Coffin (Ph.D. Yale University) is Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, where she won University of Texas President's Associates' Award for Teaching Excellence. Previously, she taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests are the social and cultural history of gender, mass culture, slavery, race relations, and colonialism. She is the author of The Politics of Women's Work: The Paris Garment Trades, 1750–1915.
Robert Stacey (Ph.D. Yale University) is Professor of History, Dean of the Humanities, and a member of the Jewish Studies faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle. A long-time teacher of Western civilizations and medieval European history, he has received Distinguished Teaching Awards from both the University of Washington and Yale University, where he taught from 1984 to 1988. He has authored and coauthored four books, including a textbook, The Making of England to 1399. He holds an M.A. from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Yale.