Discovering the Western Past A Look at the Evidence, since 1500

ISBN-10: 1111837171
ISBN-13: 9781111837174
Edition: 7th 2015
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Description: This successful Western history version of the popular Discovering series provides a broad range of both visual and written sources. The unique pedagogical framework includes The Problem, Sources and Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This successful Western history version of the popular Discovering series provides a broad range of both visual and written sources. The unique pedagogical framework includes The Problem, Sources and Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue and Evaluation sections in each chapter. This structure promotes critical thinking, sharpens analytical skills, and builds student interest in the subject matter. DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST: A LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition, emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data, with actual documents and artifacts from which students develop answers to historical questions--and learn to think like historians. Significantly revised, this edition includes four new chapters: "Royal Power and Overseas Expansion, 1450-1540" (Ch. 2); "Motherhood, Nationalism, and Women's Political Role, 1848-1940" (Ch. 10); "Cold War Cultures: Visions of the 'Good Life' in East and West" (Ch. 13); and "Europe and the Iraq War" (Ch. 14).

Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Chair, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979. She has published WORKING WOMEN IN RENAISSANCE GERMANY (Rutgers, 1986) as well as numerous articles on women and the Reformation and urban social history. She is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008), DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL PAST (2003), DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT PAST (2005), DISCOVERING THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD (2005), and BECOMING VISIBLE: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (1998). She is also the General Editor of the PROBLEMS IN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION series.

Andrew D. Evans (Chair, Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz) received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2002. He is the author of ANTHROPOLOGY AT WAR: WORLD WAR I AND THE SCIENCE OF RACE IN GERMANY (Chicago, 2010), and co-author of DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2015).

William Bruce Wheeler received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1967. He is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE AMERICAN PAST (2012), and DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008). He has also written books on Tennessee history and the Tellico Dam.

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