A History of Civilization: Prehistory to 1715

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Prentice Hall, Dec 1, 1995 - History - 382 pages
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Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.

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Contents

The First CivilizationsThe GreeksThe RomansJudaism and Christianity chapter i Cfikt First CivilizAtions
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Peoples Outside the Valleys
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pHE GREEKS
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Robin W. Winks is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University. Among his many books are "The Blacks in Canada" and "Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War", both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

brinton, ph.d. graduated from harvard and attended oxford university as a rhodes scholar.

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