Western Civilization, Volume 2: Ideas, Politics & Society

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Mar 17, 2006 - History - 518 pages
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This survey text presents the Western intellectual tradition within a chronology of political history. Known for its accessible writing style, Western Civilization appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content. New technology resources, including Houghton Mifflin's Eduspace course management system, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient.In the Eighth Edition, several new pedagogical features support students throughout the term. Chapter-opening focus questions direct students to important themes, while a glossary reinforces key terms and concepts. New icons in the text direct students to online resources such as maps, primary sources, and practice test questions. In addition, the new edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color maps with physical geography essays, and primary source excerpts.

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Marvin Perry is a retired Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION, the leading Western Civilization reader; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); and HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

Myrna Chase teaches at Baruch College, City University of New York, and is a specialist in 19th-century France and England. In 1980, she published Eli Halevy: An Intellectual Biography. She contributes the chapters on the Industrial Revolution, the Industrial West, and Imperialism.

Margaret C. Jacob is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Theodore Von Laue is Frances and Jacob Hiatt Professor of European History, Emeritus, at Clark University. He is the author of Why Lenin? Why Stalin? as well as numerous other books and articles on different aspects of modern history.

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