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Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume I [Paperback]

Marvin Perry
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January 12, 2010 0495901172 978-0495901174 7
WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Vol I Seventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to a greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Author Marvin Perry's accessible writing style and flexible approach make this abridged version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS AND SOCIETY an engaging text for instructors and students of the Western Civilization survey course. The most significant addition for the Seventh Edition is the insertion in every chapter of a primary source that illuminates the narrative.

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Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (January 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495901172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495901174
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #737,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars College level reading? April 17, 2011
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I bought this book for my 2nd semester European History class, as it was initially assigned by the teacher. BIG MISTAKE. this book contains about 7 primary sources in all and the rest is chocked full of spelling errors. I'm not OCD or in anyway about my spelling, but if you actually expect me to believe this book was written by anyone with a head on their shoulders it's probably best to get an editor that can do his job, or you know... actually learn how to write.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book? August 5, 2013
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This book?
what is this.... definitely not what I have requested for....wrong edition...wrong volume ..... does title and author make the accurate book?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oohhh good April 26, 2013
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It is a good book...don't understand it much...but over all a really good is really great and looks new...great
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It's an okay textbook. It tells you what you need to know for the class, but the information is presented in a -sometimes overtly and sometimes covertly- opinionated manner rather than an empirical and objective one.

Thankfully, I have a very skilled and educated professor who is able to utilize the book in a way that is satisfactory and beneficial to the class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great experience February 11, 2013
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I received the book quickly and am happy with the service
will use again if needed to buy more books
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast shipment, good condition January 31, 2013
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I needed it really fast for a class and I got it really fast and in good condition YAY I am very happy with this purchase and totally recommend it for other buyers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what it was supposed to be December 5, 2012
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This book was just what I needed for my Humanities III class at college. No complaints about the quality or the service, it arrived on time!
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