The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Present (Hardback)Michael Burger (author)
Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 15/10/2013
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Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 1060 g
Dimensions: 241 x 198 x 33 mm
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