The West in the World, Volume I with Making the Grade; MP

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A social history within a political and cultural framework, "The West in the World" looks at the development of western civilization within the context of the rest of the world. Rather than treating the evolution of western civilization as an isolated event, Sherman and Salisbury examine how the west evolved in time with - and often, as a response to - the events that shaped civilization around the globe. In addition to setting the history of western civilization in context, this ground breaking new text distinguishes itself from standard survey texts by being the first to fully integrate visual history with traditional narrative style. Readers glimpse the true craft of the historian through integrated discussion of the visual program in the book. Throughout the text, the authors address how the paintings, sculptures and other art of the times serve as primary sources in informing the reader about that period in history.

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Dennis Sherman is Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York. He received his B.A. (1962) and J.D. (1965) degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Michigan . . He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (1978-79; 1985). He has received the Ford Foundation Prize Fellowship, the Council for Research on Economic History fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His publications include A Short History of Western Civilization, 8th edition (co-author); Western Civilization: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 5th edition; World Civilizations: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 2nd Edition (co-author); a series of introductions in the Garland Library of War and Peace; several articles and reviews on nineteenth-century French economic and social history in American and European journals, and short stories on literary reviews. Joyce Salisbury is Frankenthal Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay where she has taught undergraduates for almost twenty years. She received a PhD in medieval history from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Salisbury is a respected historian who has published many articles and has written or edited eight books, including the critically acclaimed Perpetua's Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman, and The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages. Professor Salisbury is also an award-winning teacher, who was named "Professor of the Year for Wisconsin in 1991" by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), a prestigious national organization.

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