Western Civilization to 1700: Sources, Images and Interpretations
McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Civilization, Western - 384 pages
This collection of primary, secondary, and visual sources for the Western Civilization survey course provides a broad introduction to the materials historians use, the interpretations historians make, and 6,000 years of Western civilization your students need.With its vast compendium of primary, visual, and secondary sources; its broad selection of documents, photographs, maps, and charts; and its full array of introductions, commentaries, guides, and questions, this is truly the source for your course. The selections and accompanying notes-drawn from a broad and balanced spectrum of perspectives and approaches-provide valuable insight into how historians work and place all the material in a context that helps students understand the full historical significance.
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CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
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