Standish Meacham, Edward McNall Burns, Robert E. Lerner. Western Civilizations Study Guide. Edward McNall Burns, Philip Lee Ralph. World Civilizations. Edward McNall Burns Biography – – Edward McNall Burns Biography and List of Works Edward McNall Burns Is the author of books such as Ideas In Conflict. The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder by Gertrude Stein(Book) 2 editions published in in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries .

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Return to Book Page. Used successfully by well over 1, students, Western Civilizations is renowned for its balanced presentation, clear prose, and exceptional treatment of cultural history. New co-authors Judith Coffin University of Texas, Austin and Robert Stacey University of Washington, Seattle have reimagined these classic features for today’s instructors and students.

The new edition emphasizes the changing boundaries of traditional narratives by discussing the West in a wider world context and highlighting the diverse experiences of its peoples and states. Combined with an outstanding pedagogical program, an expanded website, and a new edition of the companion reader Perspectives from the Past, Western Civilzations offers the most complete and accessible package for students.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Lerner, Standish Meacham I had this book for a college class but only read what I had to for taking the tests. This book is such a good read I had to sit at a table or in the recliner with it sitting on a pillow and my favorite place to read is in edwaed.


It didn’t really fit on the nightstand. The book was the most terrific textbook I had read. It is such a laudable achievement as it traces the history of Western Civilizations from its prehistoric roots up to late s. Its prose is fascinating, solid, informative edaard really well-written. Its many pages are adorned with continual relevant images that make reading the book even more enjoyable. The killer aspect of the book is that each paragraph of the book comes with the subject matter covered in a couple of words in the margins.

Thi The book was the most terrific textbook I had read. This makes reading the book and finding the relevant information a breeze.

Furthermore, each chapter ends with a bibliography. The book has a meticulously arranged index too. It was my first reading of a sweeping, general history.

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I found the experience utterly compelling and fascinating even though it mccnall me a year to read through. The book covered not only the political history but also the changes in religious, scientific and lifestyle domains. It is selective yet deep, not too long to be boring and not too short to be shallow. Its arrangement is really neat and very easy to follow. It is written in a way that you can start from almost every chapter and you are not forced to read it cover to cover.

It is a fascinating book where you can cmnall in at will in different epochs. The chapters felt long, but that’s probably because I wasn’t enamoured with this subject. I did enjoy the class though because my teacher had the wickedest sense of humor and would say hilarious things in class that most people missed because they were dozing off.

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If I could have majored in world civilizations, I would have. Easy textbook to read and covers a Western Civilization course well. Highly recommended for Western Civilization teachers our there.


Norton, Fifth Edition, Section on the Protestant Revolution is tedious. Authors open up dozens of topics. Eighth Edition–I have two paperback volume edition, I have been wanting to completely read this book for a very long time.

It is one of the best Western histories I ever read. If you mcnll find it, read it. View all 9 comments. I wrote the annotated bibliography for the edition of this work while studying under Standish Meacham at the University of Texas. Sonia rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Jul 30, Roger rated it it was amazing.

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