The West in the World, Updated Edition with Primary Source Investigator and PowerWeb

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9780073132389: The West in the World, Updated Edition with Primary Source Investigator and PowerWeb

There’s a new source for primary sources: The West in the World. The updated edition features a new emphasis on primary sources, within the text, on the accompanying Primary Source Investigator CD, and on the text’s website. In this social history woven into a political and cultural framework, Sherman and Salisbury examine how the West influenced and was influenced by civilizations around the globe. This groundbreaking text distinguishes itself by fully integrating visual history within the narrative. The authors show that works of art serve as primary sources of information about specific periods in history. The West in the World also includes visual learning tools such as "Thinking about Geography" maps with guiding questions, and timelines at the beginning and end of each chapter. This complete, innovative coverage of western civilization is a midsize book, providing more detail than brief books do, without being unmanageable (as some larger survey texts have become).

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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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