A Brief History of the Western World
Greer/Lewis's A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD gives you a comprehensive view of the development of Western civilization in half the pages of other texts. Each chapter provides broad coverage of political, social, cultural, and religious themes. Includes a CD-ROM and access to an online university library.
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part one The Ancient World
The Greek Beginnings of Western Civilization
The Roman Triumph and Fall
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