The exceptionally clear narrative integrates social and cultural history into a strong political framework, and reinforces critical themes that are fundamental to Western civilization.
New to this Edition
- Introductory essay on the Western Heritage–Introduces students to the core values of the West.
- Chapter 25: The Age of Western Imperialism, focuses exclusively on European imperialism in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries,
- Compare & Connect—Each chapter includes this dynamic new feature which presents students with two or more documents reflecting opposing viewpoints on a controversial topic and engages them to become part of the historical discourse.