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.