Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society, Volume I: To 1789 by Marvin PerryWESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content-including material on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the eleventh edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and profile and primary source excerpts in each chapter.
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Western Civilization, A Brief History, Volume II
Michael F. Doyle May 1, Contributing Editor's Note : Teaching issues are being discussed by historians in an ever-growing number of settings including local and regional societies. This essay was identified by Peter Holloran, secretary of the New England Historical Association, as an example of the issues covered by the association at its October conference. We publish it here with the permission of the journal. What possible utility could a knowledge of antiquity have to anyone in the new age? Something ominously akin to that seems to be at work in the effort to dilute, if not replace, the study of Western civilization in undergraduate education.
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