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The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures

by Barbara H. Rosenwein Bonnie G. Smith Lynn Hunt R. Po-chia Hsia Thomas R. Martin

Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched chronological integration of political, social and cultural history,The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text's distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era.

The Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures: A Concise History (Combined Edition-Volume I & II, 4th Edition)

by Barbara H. Rosenwein Bonnie G. Smith Lynn Hunt Thomas R. Martin

With a chronological narrative that offers a truly global context, The Making of the West: A Concise History tells the story of the cross-cultural exchanges that have shaped Western history.

The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures Since 1340 (3rd Edition)

by Barbara H. Rosenwein Bonnie G. Smith Lynn Hunt R. Po-chia Hsia Thomas R. Martin

The history of the West includes many different peoples and cultures. It is a sustained story of the West's development in a broad, global context that reveals the cross-cultural interactions fundamental to the shaping of Western politics, societies, cultures, and economies.

A Short History of the Middle Ages (2nd edition)

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

Rosenwein (history, Loyola U., Chicago) has succeeded in writing a history of the Middle Ages that presents Byzantium and Islam alongside Western Christendom with equal emphasis, developing the relationships between them throughout the text in a way students will find familiar to their own time. Though political events are described, much attention is given to developments in art and culture, religion and thought, and the realities of everyday life, making this an unusually engaging history for the beginning undergraduate. The second edition contains corrections to the first, published in 2002. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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