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Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Vol. 1: Pre-History to the Present (v. 1) Hardcover – March 19, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0393930993 ISBN-10: 0393930998 Edition: 16th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1134 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 16th edition (March 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393930998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393930993
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 0.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Judith Coffin (Ph.D. Yale University) is Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, where she won University of Texas President's Associates' Award for Teaching Excellence. Previously, she taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests are the social and cultural history of gender, mass culture, slavery, race relations, and colonialism. She is the author of The Politics of Women's Work: The Paris Garment Trades, 1750–1915.

Robert Stacey (Ph.D. Yale University) is Professor of History, Dean of the Humanities, and a member of the Jewish Studies faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle. A long-time teacher of Western civilizations and medieval European history, he has received Distinguished Teaching Awards from both the University of Washington and Yale University, where he taught from 1984 to 1988. He has authored and coauthored four books, including a textbook, The Making of England to 1399. He holds an M.A. from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Yale.

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Joshua D. on December 22, 2008
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This defintly isn't the best history book I've ever had, but neither is it the worst. The reading is pretty average, it doesn't have at least this history buff eager for the next page. But it does present information in a clear concise manner, and asks plenty of questions that gives you a good idea of what the authors think are important.

Even though this book is the first half of western history (it goes to about 1700), it seemed to only delve into women as the only demographic that needed special mention outside of the normal flow of text, there didn't seem to be any additional in depth information about how Africans, the natives of the "New World," or Asians contributed to Western Civilization.
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By Anthony on November 29, 2013
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Wonderful book, well written, great illustrations, could not put it down. I guess I am a history geek. Would recommend this book
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alex Cook on March 11, 2014
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Amazon lists this as the combined volume (volumes 1-3), but they sent only volume 1, which bears a different ISBN. They didn't actually have the combined volume with the advertised ISBN. I was eventually offered credit towards a future purchase but they would not honor the listing.
Additionally, the book was in fairly poor condition. It was usable but had serious water damage, cover wear, and binding wear. If you intend to order this book for class, make sure you leave yourself time to return it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TWS on December 29, 2012
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I am a study skills coach and needed this book to use with one of my students who uses this book at school. I expected the book to have a few marks in it or wrinkled pages or whatever, but when this book arrived we couldn't believe it. It was as though the book had never been opened! Not a mark anywhere. A great investment.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J_Casanovaa on January 25, 2014
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Brand New! The exact boom I needed for my class so that was a plus although the outline is online !
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sara Peppard on May 13, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book lectured by my professor, but I recommend check other sources specially if youareeager to learn more and review different ideas about a incident in the past.
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