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First Edition   ©2012

Understanding Western Society, Combined Volume

A Brief History

John P. McKay (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Bennett D. Hill (late of Georgetown University) , John Buckler (late of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Clare Haru Crowston (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) , Joe Perry (Georgia State University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-66887-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-66887-7
  • Paper Text , 1080 pages

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Rich and vivid social history, designed for understanding

Based on the highly successful A History of Western Society, Understanding Western Society: A Brief History captures students’ interest in the everyday life of the past and ties social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture. Abridged by 30%, the narrative is paired with innovative pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative, three-step end-of-Chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move toward synthesis. Read the preface.
“The Chapter Study Guides encourage students to both basically review the Chapter material and attempt deeper analysis. I would encourage my students to use this feature to prepare for class and exams.”
— Gemma Albanese, Dawson College

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