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Master teachers and scholars, new co-authors Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate new and innovative pedagogical tools based on their own teaching experiences into this best-selling brief text to help students think critically, retain key information, and make connections.

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In this revised edition of Western Civilization: Their History & Their Culture (2009), Cole (U. of California, Berkeley) and historians at Harvard and Yale introduce a somewhat briefer, more coherent narrative of Europe in the context of world history. They balance coverage of influential political, economic, social, and cultural trends through historical periods with that of technological developments, daily life, and art. The well-illustrated undergraduate-level text includes competing viewpoints, and tips on analyzing primary sources and interpreting visual evidence, as well as color maps, a table of rulers, further readings, a glossary, and access to a companion website. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


The best western civilizations text for emphasizing critical thinking, now in a brief edition.

About the Author

Joshua Cole (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on gender and the history of population sciences, colonial violence, and the politics of memory in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France, Germany, and Algeria. His first book was The Power of Large Numbers: Population, Politics, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century France (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000).Carol Symes (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the history department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, where she has won the top teaching award in the College of Liberal Arts and Science. Her main areas of study include medieval Europe, especially France and England; cultural history; history of information media and communication technologies; and history of theater. Her first book was A Common Stage: Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007).Judith Coffin

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Coffin, Judith
W. W. Norton & Company
Stacey, Robert
Cole, Joshua
Symes, Carol
Europe - Western
World History-European History General
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Brief Third Edition
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10.9 x 8.5 in

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