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Western Experience

ISBN-10: 0077291166
ISBN-13: 9780077291167
Edition: 10th 2010
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List price: $200.67
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

The Western Experienceoffers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science--as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. The updated 10th edition now offers streamlined coverage the early nineteenth century and significantly updated post World War II coverage. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing skills, each chapter is constructed to serve as an example of a historical essay: A historical problem is presented, and arguments are developed using historical evidence.The Western Experienceis available in a single volume as well as two-volume format.

Mortimer Chambers is a Professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a Rhodes scholar from 1949 to 1952 and received an M.A. from Wadham College, Oxford, in 1955 after obtaining his doctorate from Harvard University in 1954. He has taught at Harvard University (1954-1955) and the University of Chicago (1955-1958). He was visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia in 1958, the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971, The University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1974 and Vassar College in 1988. A specialist in Greek and Roman history, he is a co-author of Aristotle’s History of Athenian Democracy (1962), editor of a series of essays entitled The Fall of Rome (1963), and author of Georg Busolt: His Career in His Letters (1990) and of Staat der Athener, a German translation and commentary to Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians (1990). He has edited Greek texts of the latter work (1986) and of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia (1993). He has contributed articles to the American Historical Review and Classical Philology as well as other journals, both in America and in Europe.

Barbara Hanawalt is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England and Crime and Conflict in English Communities, 1300-1348.

Lisa Tiersten is Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. at Yale University and has taught at Wellesley College and Barnard College. She has been the recipient of a Chateaubriand Fellowship, a French Historical Studies Society Fellowship, and a Getty Fellowship. She also received the Emily Gregory Teaching Award at Barnard College in 1996. Her publications include Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-si�cle France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001). She is currently at work on a history of bankruptcy and the culture of credit in modern France, entitled Terms of Trade: The Capitalist Imagination in Modern France, and on an edited volume on the comparative history of children’s rights in twentieth-century Europe. Her research interests include modern France, gender, consumer culture, empire, and the comparative culture of capitalism.

Isser Woloch is the Moore Collegiate Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. His publications include The New Regime: Transformations of the French Civic Order, 1789-1820s, which won the Leo Gershoy Award of the American Historical Association.

Preface
War and Crisis
Culture and Society in the Age of the Scientific Revolution
The Emergence of the European State System
The Wealth of Nations
The Age of Enlightenment
The French Revolution
The Age of Napoleon
Foundations of Nineteenth Century Europe
States and Nations in the Nineteenth Century, 1830-1870
Progress and Its Discontents
Nineteenth-Century Empires
World War I and the War it Created
The Great Twentieth-Century Crisis
The Nightmare: World War II
Europe in the Postwar Era
Europe in the Global Era

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