The Making of the West

The Making of the West
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,R. Po-Chia Hsia,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2005
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 1223
ISBN: 0312409591
Language: en
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Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched chronological integration of political, social and cultural history, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text's distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era.

Sources of the Making of the West Volume I

Sources of the Making of the West  Volume I
Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: Bedford Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1319154514
Language: en
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Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices -- including both notable figures and ordinary individuals -- that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

The Making of the West Combined Volume

The Making of the West  Combined Volume
Author: Lynn Hunt
Release: 2012-01-04
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 1176
ISBN: 9780312672683
Language: en
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships. Read the preface.

The Making of the West Volume 1

The Making of the West  Volume 1
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2021-09-24
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 697
ISBN: 9781319407995
Language: en
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The Making of the West has all of the tools students need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history.

Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Release: 2012-01-12
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780312576127
Language: en
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"Designed to accompany The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Fourth Edition, and The Making of the West: A Concise History, Fourth Edition"--Pref.

Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781457605512
Language: en
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Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices — including both notable figures and ordinary individuals — that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

The Making of the West

The Making of the West
Author: Lynn Hunt,Christopher R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,R. Po-chia Hsia,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2006-07-28
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Pages: 645
ISBN: 0312439466
Language: en
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Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched integration of political, social and cultural history, The Making of the West: A Concise History captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. The rich narrative pays sustained attention to important topics and developments over time and reveals the cross-cultural interactions that have shaped today's world, presenting the history of the West as an ongoing process. The text's hallmark global perspective, broad geographic coverage, new student study aids, and handy format are combined with the best full-color art and map programs of any brief text.

Dominion

Dominion
Author: Tom Holland
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780465093526
Language: en
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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination. Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world.

Launchpad for The Making of the West Six Month Access

Launchpad for The Making of the West  Six Month Access
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2018-11-10
Editor: Bedford
Pages: 329
ISBN: 131910360X
Language: en
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The Master and His Emissary

The Master and His Emissary
Author: Iain McGilchrist
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9780300245929
Language: en
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A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right. But is this distinction true? Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value.

Making of the West Volume I To 1750

Making of the West  Volume I  To 1750
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2012-01-04
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0312672691
Language: en
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Jack Weatherford
Release: 2005
Editor: Broadway Books
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780609809648
Language: en
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A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era.

The Making of the West Value Edition Combined

The Making of the West  Value Edition  Combined
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Bonnie G. Smith,Barbara H. Rosenwein
Release: 2018-09-07
Editor: Bedford Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1319104983
Language: en
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Shopping for Pleasure

Shopping for Pleasure
Author: Erika Rappaport
Release: 2021-06-08
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781400843534
Language: en
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In Shopping for Pleasure, Erika Rappaport reconstructs London's Victorian and Edwardian West End as an entertainment and retail center. In this neighborhood of stately homes, royal palaces, and spacious parks and squares, a dramatic transformation unfolded that ultimately changed the meaning of femininity and the lives of women, shaping their experience of modernity. Rappaport illuminates the various forces of the period that encouraged and discouraged women's enjoyment of public life and particularly shows how shopping came to be seen as the quintessential leisure activity for middle- and upper-class women. Through extensive histories of department stores, women's magazines, clubs, teashops, restaurants, and the theater as interwoven sites of consumption, Shopping for Pleasure uncovers how a new female urban culture emerged before and after the turn of the twentieth century. Moving beyond the question of whether shopping promoted or limited women's freedom, the author draws on diverse sources to explore how business practices, legal decisions, and cultural changes affected women in the market. In particular, she focuses on how and why stores presented themselves as pleasurable, secure places for the urban woman, in some cases defining themselves as instrumental to civic improvement and women's emancipation. Rappaport also considers such influences as merchandizing strategies, credit policies, changes in public transportation, feminism, and the financial balance of power within the home. Shopping for Pleasure is thus both a social and cultural history of the West End, but on a broader scale it reveals the essential interplay between the rise of consumer society, the birth of modern femininity, and the making of contemporary London.

The Wild West History Myth The Making of America

The Wild West  History  Myth   The Making of America
Author: Frederick Nolan
Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781848585102
Language: en
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On 14 May 1804, the personal secretary President Thomas Jefferson, one Capt. Meriwether Lewis, and a companion, William Clark, led a thirty-three-man expedition to the new lands of Louisiana, purchased from Napoleon the previous year. 8,000 miles (13,000 km) and two years later, after rafting up the Missouri and crossing the Rocky Mountains, the...

West Side Story

West Side Story
Author: Richard Barrios,Turner Classic Movies
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Running Press Adult
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780762469468
Language: en
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A captivating, richly illustrated full account of the making of the ground-breaking movie classic West Side Story (1961). A major hit on Broadway, on film West Side Story became immortal-a movie different from anything that had come before, but this cinematic victory came at a price. In this engrossing volume, film historian Richard Barrios recounts how the drama and rivalries seen onscreen played out to equal intensity behind-the-scenes, while still achieving extraordinary artistic feats. The making and impact of West Side Story has so far been recounted only in vestiges. In the pages of this book, the backstage tale comes to life along with insight on what has made the film a favorite across six decades: its brilliant use of dance as staged by erstwhile co-director Jerome Robbins; a meaningful story, as set to Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's soundtrack; the performances of a youthful ensemble cast featuring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and more; a film with Shakespearean roots (Romeo and Juliet) that is simultaneously timeless and current. West Side Story was a triumph that appeared to be very much of its time; over the years it has shown itself to be eternal.

Paper Trails

Paper Trails
Author: Cameron Blevins
Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780190053697
Language: en
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A groundbreaking history of how the US Post made the nineteenth-century American West. There were five times as many post offices in the United States in 1899 than there are McDonald's restaurants today. During an era of supposedly limited federal government, the United States operated the most expansive national postal system in the world. In this cutting-edge interpretation of the late nineteenth-century United States, Cameron Blevins argues that the US Post wove together two of the era's defining projects: western expansion and the growth of state power. Between the 1860s and the early 1900s, the western United States underwent a truly dramatic reorganization of people, land, capital, and resources. It had taken Anglo-Americans the better part of two hundred years to occupy the eastern half of the continent, yet they occupied the West within a single generation. As millions of settlers moved into the region, they relied on letters and newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, petitions and money orders to stay connected to the wider world. Paper Trails maps the spread of the US Post using a dataset of more than 100,000 post offices, revealing a new picture of the federal government in the West. The western postal network bore little resemblance to the civil service bureaucracies typically associated with government institutions. Instead, the US Post grafted public mail service onto private businesses, contracting with stagecoach companies to carry the mail and paying local merchants to distribute letters from their stores. These arrangements allowed the US Post to rapidly spin out a vast and ephemeral web of postal infrastructure to thousands of distant places. The postal network's sprawling geography and localized operations forces a reconsideration of the American state, its history, and the ways in which it exercised power.

Freedom

Freedom
Author: Orlando Patterson,John Cowles Professor of Sociology Orlando Patterson
Release: 1991-07-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 487
ISBN: UOM:39015070044238
Language: en
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Argues that the concept of personal freedom developed as it did only in the Western world because of the role of women, along with slaves and foreigners, as outsiders, but that the Christian concept of spiritual freedom led to the justification of socialhierarchies

The Making of the West Volume C Since 1750

The Making of the West  Volume C  Since 1750
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781457626890
Language: en
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships.

Making of the West A Concise History Volume I

Making of the West  A Concise History  Volume I
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2013-01-17
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Pages: 656
ISBN: 031267273X
Language: en
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With a chronological narrative that offers a truly global context, The Making of the West: A Concise History tells the story of the cross-cultural exchanges that have shaped Western history. This author-abridged version of the parent text offers the flexibility of a brief book along with a full-color map and art program and comprehensive supplement options, including a free sourcebook. The result is a brief book that, in addition to being an excellent price, is an excellent value.