Western Society: A Brief History, Complete Edition

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Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010 - History - 912 pages
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This brief edition offers the unsurpassed social history of A History of Western Society in an accessible, lively format. Short enough to use with supplements and more affordable than its parent text, A Brief History retains the sustained attention to daily life, the rich art and map program, and all of the special features of the full-length edition. Extensive study aids help students comprehend the material and prepare for exams. Now you can have it all in a briefer book.

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John P. McKay, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Author of three books and many articles and reviews, he won the Herbert Baxter Adams Award from the American Historical Association with his Pioneers for Profit. He is a Senior Fulbright Fellow and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Bennett D. Hill (deceased), former Chair and Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He later taught at the University of Maryland and at Georgetown University. His publications include English Cistercian Monasteries and Their Patrons in the Twelfth Century, Church and State in the Middle Ages, and many journal articles.
John Buckler, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, earned his doctorate at Harvard University. He has written numerous journal articles and monographs, including The Theban Hegemony, 371-362 B.C. and, most recently, Central Greece and the Politics of Power in the Fourth Century.

Clare Haru Crowston, Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois, earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University. The author of many articles, she has also written Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791, which won the Berkshire Prize and the Hagley Prize. She is a past-President of the Society for French Historical Studies and a former chair of the Pinkney Prize Committee.

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, earned her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is the co-editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of numerous books and articles that have appeared in many languages, including Gender in Early Modern Europe.

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