9780205556854

Civilization in the West, Volume 1 (to 1715) (7th Edition)

Kishlansky, Mark; Geary, Patrick; O'Brien, Patricia

ISBN 10: 020555685X / 0-205-55685-X
ISBN 13: 9780205556854
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
Synopsis:

Civilization in the West blends social and political history with a myriad of maps and images that bring history to life.

 

The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by images and maps.   “The Visual Record” chapter openers draw readers in by using illustrations that underscore a dominant theme of the chapter. New “Image Discovery” features guide readers to interrogate images, understand their contexts, and unpack their multiple meanings. The dramatic, changing contours of the West are explored through Map Discovery features and Geographical Tours of Europe.  

From the Back Cover:

Civilization in the West, Seventh Edition, Volume I
Mark Kishlansky, et al.

“This text is clear, well-organized, and easy for my students to follow. I have never had more satisfied students over a thirty-five year career.”

–Don Mohr, University of Alaska — Anchorage

“Students typically associate a history classes with being dull and dreary with an accompanying dry text. This book entices students to read the chapters not only because they are assigned but because the students are eager to read them.”

–Janilyn M. Kocher, Richland Community College

“I have seen texts that are dry, monotonous, and chocked with detail. I have seen others that present the material so lightly that it may blow away. This text is a combination of detailed information in an engaging and interesting presentation.”

–John S. Kemp, Truckee Meadows Community College

In Civilization in the West, the dramatic, changing contours of Western Civilization are explored through a compelling narrative and a rich image-based approach. In the new Seventh Edition, updated throughout, the authors blend social and political history with an exceptional map and image program to engage students and make the material more accessible.

New to this edition

  • “Image Discovery” features appear in every chapter and help students approach images as important historical texts.
  • New “West in the Wider World” essays: Chapter 1, “The First European Immigrants;” Chapter 10, “World Trade Centers;” Chapter 12, “The Columbian Exchange.”
  • New primary source documents: Chapter 3 now includes an excerpt from Plato’s The Apology that presents Socrates in his summation to the Athenian jury; Chapter 7 includes Usamah ibn Munqidh’s observations in “An Arab in Crusader Jerusalem”; in Chapter 8, Gregory of Tours describes a conflict between two families from Tournai that ultimately destroyed them both; and in Chapter 14, in “The Heart and Stomach of a King,” Queen Elizabeth rallies her subjects to oppose the invasion of English by the Spanish Armada.
  • An expanded Glossary contains over 60 new key terms.

Available versions of Civilization in the West
Single Volume Edition ISBN 0-205-55684-1
Volume I (to 1715) ISBN 0-205-55685-X
Volume II (since 1555) ISBN 0-205-55686-8
Volume A (to 1500) 0-205-5568-76
Volume B (from 1350 to 1850) 0-205-55688-4
Volume C (since 1789) 0-205-55689-2

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About the Author:

Mark Kishlansky
Mark Kishlansky is Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of English and European History and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Harvard University. Before joining the Harvard Faculty he taught for sixteen years at the University of Chicago where he was a member of the Committee on Social Thought. Professor Kishlansky is a specialist on seventeenth-century English political history and has written, among other works, A Monarchy Transformed, The Rise of the New Model Army and Parliamentary Selection: Social and Political Choice in Early Modern England. From 1984­1991 he was editor of the Journal of British Studies. He is currently writing a history of the reign of Charles I entitled The Death of Kings.

Patrick Geary
Holding a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University, Patrick Geary has broad experience in interdisciplinary approaches to European history and civilization. He has served as the Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame as well as Director for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA where he is currently Professor of History. He has also held positions at the University of Florida and Princeton University and has taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the University of Vienna. His many publications include Readings in Medieval History; Before France and Germany: The Creation and Transformation of the Merovingian World; Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages; and Phantoms of Remembrance: Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millennium.

Patricia O'Brien
Between 1995 and 1999, Patricia O'Brien worked to foster collaborative interdisciplinary research in the humanities as director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Since 1999, she has held the position of dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. She has held appointments at the University of California, Irvine, Yale University, and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Professor O¹Brien is a specialist in modern French cultural and social history and has published widely on the history of crime, punishment, cultural theory, urban history, and gender issues. Representative publications include The Promise of Punishment: Prisons in Nineteenth-Century France; "The Kleptomania Diagnosis: Bourgeois Women and Theft in Late Nineteenth-Century France" in Expanding the Past: A Reader in Social History; and "Michel Foucault's History of Culture" in The New Cultural History, edited by Lynn Hunt.


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