The Making of the West, Volume 2: Since 1500: Peoples and Cultures / Edition 5

The Making of the West, Volume 2: Since 1500: Peoples and Cultures / Edition 5

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1457681536
ISBN-13:
9781457681530
Pub. Date:
09/30/2015
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's

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The Making of the West, Volume 2: Since 1500: Peoples and Cultures / Edition 5

The Making of the West features a chronological narrative that offers a truly global context and tells the story of the cross-cultural exchanges that have shaped western history. This brief book includes a full-color map and art program and comprehensive supplement options, including LaunchPad and a free sourcebook. The result is a brief book that is an excellent price and an outstanding value.

With the fifth edition, Bedford/St. Martin’s is proud to offer a comprehensive digital solution to meet all your classroom needs. New to the fifth edition, LaunchPad for The Making of the West provides instructors and students with a full feature program that includes a wealth of primary documents, comparative analysis, visual analysis, and quantitative analysis in every chapter.

An integrated narrative helps students to see the big picture. The book’s hallmark chronological narrative weaves together the different strands of history — social, cultural, political, economic, intellectual — into an integrated portrait of western civilization. Students are able to see the connections within a given moment and understand developments over time.

An expansive conception of the west helps students understand today global world. The text places the west's emergence in a global context, explaining its position in the world today and emphasizing the role of borderlands and non-European regions in this process. It also offers a thorough treatment of globalization and sustained coverage of Islam throughout.

Updated scholarship and the freshest take on Europe for the 21st century helps students to make sense of their own times. The text provides the best sustained treatment of Islam and coverage of topics with modern relevance, including the roots of conflict in the Middle East and the use of torture in the colonial world.

An affordable text that’s easy to supplement. The Making of the West offers a host of attractive packaging options.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457681530
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 78,765
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lynn Hunt (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Distinguished Research Professor at University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author or editor of nineteen books on human rights, the French Revolution, and historical methods more generally. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. She was President of the American Historical Association in 2002 and has been awarded distinguished teaching awards by University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, and the American Historical Association.

Thomas R. Martin (PhD, Harvard University) is Jeremiah O’Connor Professor in Classics at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of Sovereignty and Coinage in Classical Greece and Ancient Greece, and is one of the originators of Perseus: Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece (www.perseus.tufts.edu). He is currently conducting research on the career of Pericles as a political leader in classical Athens as well as on the text of Josephus' Jewish War.

Barbara H. Rosenwein (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of history at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author or editor of several books, including A Short History of the Middle Ages and Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages. She is currently working on a general history of the emotions in the West.

Bonnie G. Smith (PhD, University of Rochester) is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is author or editor of several books including Ladies of the Leisure Class; The Gender of History: Men, Women and Historical Practice; and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Currently she is studying the globalization of European culture and society since the seventeenth century.

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