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Western Civilizations

Their History & Their Culture

Nineteenth Edition

Volume:Volume 1

Mixed media product

Joshua Cole (Author), Carol Symes (Author)

Our Retail Price:£95.00

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INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS, IN TEXT AND ONLINE

Master teachers Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate carefully developed pedagogical features into their clear and engaging narrative to accomplish two things: guide students in their reading and develop their history skills. "Before You Read This Chapter" feature outlines what students should expect in each chapter, with Core Objectives that help them keep track of broader goals. "After You Read This Chapter" feature concludes each chapter to confirm student understanding, with "Reviewing the Objectives" summaries that link directly back to the Core Objectives at the start of the chapter. History skills features—"Competing Viewpoints" and "Interpreting Visual Evidence" boxes with primary sources, additional primary sources and maps with enhanced captions—in each chapter help students to think critically and to learn to engage in historical analysis and interpretation.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTIONS

Cole and Symes skillfully balance political, social and cultural history with the latest new research. The Nineteenth Edition features significant new scholarship throughout.

Environmental history coverage has emerged as one of the most important fields of study in recent years and today’s students are deeply interested in the effects of globalisation and climate change. Supplemented treatment of human interactions with their environments ranges from ancient Rome’s imperial infrastructure and the environment (in Chapter 5) to environmental change during the Industrial Revolution (in Chapter 19).
Expanding the focus on balanced coverage of Europe that goes beyond nationalist histories of only a few countries, the new edition features more attention on Central and Eastern Europe. This ranges from new sections on the early medieval kingdoms of Hungary, Bohemia and Poland (in Chapter 8) to more thorough coverage of key turning points in eastern and central Europe during World War I (in Chapter 24).
Western Civilizations’ hallmark has been placement of the West in larger global contexts and the new edition expands on European and Muslim relations throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. This includes extended coverage of early Islam and the Arab conquests, including the newly discovered “Birmingham Qur’an” (in Chapter 7) as well as an interview with a young French woman, the daughter of Algerian immigrant parents, discussing what it was like to be the “Arab in the classroom” (in Chapter 29).

THE NINETEEN EDITION NOW OFFERS MORE INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT THAN EVER

-A new Interactive Instructor's Guide includes a series of author videos on best practices for the course.
-New InQuizitive for History provides formative adaptive assessment that reinforces reading comprehension.
-New History Skills Tutorials provide assignable modules to develop critical analysis skills of primary sources, images and maps.
-In addition, the Coursepack provides a variety of tools to assess students, including new Primary Source Exercises and a Student Site offers an online reader, interactive maps and author videos.