Civilization in the West Single Volume Edition
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Dodał/a książkę:Wojciech Polak
Civilization in the West blends social and political history into a fascinating narrative that brings history to life. The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by an image-based approach. "The Visual Record" chapter openers draw students in by using illustrations that underscore a dominant theme of the chapter. The dramatic, changing contours of the West are explored through standard maps, Map Discovery features, and Geographical Tours of Europe. "Geographical Tours of Europe." This feature complements the map program and discusses the fascinating aspects of European geography at critical points in history. Compelling pictorial chapter openers. The full-color images of "The Visual Record" chapter opener provoke students to think critically about history and lend visual acuity to chapter themes. This marriage of vignettes with illustrations encourages students to see-in an artifact or a piece of art or architecture-details that are not immediately apparent. A "Looking Ahead" section connects the subject of the opener to the major topics and themes of the chapter. Two-page special feature essays. Twenty-four "A Closer Look" essays add dramatic detail to individuals, ideas, and events in each chapter, providing students with an opportunity to delve more deeply into new topics, such as one on Gothic cathedrals (Ch.9), the Dutch Tulip Mania of the 17th-Century (Ch.17), and the guillotine in Revolutionary France (Ch. 20). Coverage of women and minorities is integrated directly into the text, not isolated to sections at the ends of chapters, offering an integrated presentation of social history within a balanced framework. Primary source document excerpts are included throughout and contain "Focus Questions" that help students think critically about the source document. "Discovering Western Civilization Online" (end-of-chapter Web site URLs) provides students with online resources to allow them to explore a particular topic or period. Website URLs direct students to specific maps, sources, and cultural sites not included in the text.