Understanding Western Society A History Combined Volume

Understanding Western Society  A History  Combined Volume
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2014-10-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781457695094

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Understanding Western Society, Second Edition, features a brief, question-drive narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about Western civilization.

A History of Western Society Volume 1

A History of Western Society  Volume 1
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Bedford Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-09-16
Genre: Civilization, Western
ISBN: 131910956X

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Praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to everyday life, the thirteenth edition of A History of Western Society includes a greater variety of tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features an enhanced primary source program, a question-driven narrative, five chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with quizzes on each source; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781135692919

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Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.

Sources for Western Society Volume 1

Sources for Western Society  Volume 1
Author: John P. McKay,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 1457615193

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Sources for Western Society provides a variety of primary sources to accompany A History of Western Society, Eleventh Edition and the new Value edition of A History of Western Society. With over fifty new selections—including a dozen new visual sources—and enhanced pedagogy throughout, students are given the tools to engage critically with canonical and lesser known sources, and prominent and ordinary voices. Each chapter includes a "Sources in Conversation" feature that presents differing views on key topics. This companion reader is an exceptional value for students and offers plenty of assignment options for instructors. Sources for Western Society is free when packaged with A History of Western Society and is heavily discounted when packaged with A History of Western Society, Value Edition.

Understanding Western Society Combined Volume

Understanding Western Society  Combined Volume
Author: John P. McKay,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2014-10-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 1457686759

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Understanding Western Society, Second Edition, features a brief, question-drive narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about Western civilization. The second edition introduces LaunchPad, an interface that combines carefully curated new content, assignments, and assessments integrated with an interactive e-book. With LaunchPad, students have the option of reading the book in print or online and you have the technology to make class preparation a breeze. LaunchPad includes all the primary sources from Sources of Western Society, as well as LearningCurve, an automatically graded adaptive learning tool that students love to use to cement their understanding of the text and instructors love to assign to prepare students for class. LaunchPad also has a wealth of activities and assessments that help students make progress towards learning outcomes: map and visual activities, auto-graded quizzing, guided reading exercises, and carefully developed Online Document Projects. LaunchPad is easy to use and can and can be integrated with your school’s course management system, giving you the tools for enhanced teaching and learning.

The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World
Author: Vishal Mangalwadi
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781595554000

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Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

The WEIRDest People in the World

The WEIRDest People in the World
Author: Joseph Henrich
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780374710453

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Includes black-and-white illustrations.

A History of Western Society Volume 2

A History of Western Society  Volume 2
Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-09-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781457655104

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Long praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to everyday life, the eleventh edition of A History of Western Society includes even more built-in tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features a brand-new, comprehensive primary source program in-text and online, expanded chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Enhanced with a wealth of digital content—including carefully developed online document assignments for each chapter with auto-graded exercises—the eleventh edition provides easily assignable options for instructors and novel ways for students to master the content. Now integrated with LearningCurve, an adaptive online resource that helps students retain the material and come to class prepared.

LaunchPad for A History of Western Society Six Month Access

LaunchPad for A History of Western Society  Six Month Access
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Bedford
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 1319112625

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Praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to everyday life, the new Concise Edition of A History of Western Society provides the full narrative of the comprehensive edition, as well as a selection of features and tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition includes an enhanced primary source program, a question-driven narrative, five chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with quizzes on each source; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

A History of Western Society

A History of Western Society
Author: John P. McKay,John Buckler,Bennett D. Hill
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998-08-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0395950007

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A History of Western Society Value Edition Combined Volume

A History of Western Society  Value Edition  Combined Volume
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Bedford Books
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2019-10-21
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1319112412

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Praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to social history, the Value Edition of A History of Western Society is a brief, affordable text that brings the past to life. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative of the comprehensive edition and select maps and images. This edition features a new question-driven narrative, five chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with quizzes on each source; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

Rethinking the Western Understanding of the Self

Rethinking the Western Understanding of the Self
Author: Ulrich Steinvorth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2009-06-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780521762748

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In this book, Ulrich Steinvorth offers a fresh analysis and critique of rationality as a defining element in Western thinking. Steinvorth argues that Descartes' understanding of the self offers a more plausible and realistic alternative to the prevailing understanding of the self formed by the Lockean conception and utilitarianism. When freed from Cartesian dualism, such a conceptualization enables us to distinguish between self and subject. Moreover, it enables us to understand why individualism - one of the hallmarks of modernity in the West - became a universal ideal to be granted to every member of society; how acceptance of this notion could peak in the seventeenth century; and why it is now in decline, though not irreversibly so. Most importantly, the Cartesian concept of the self presents a way of saving modernity from the dangers that it now encounters.

The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West
Author: Oswald Spengler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1991
Genre: History
ISBN: 0195066340

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Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.

A History of Western Society Volume 1

A History of Western Society  Volume 1
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Clare Haru Crowston,John P. McKay,Joe Perry
Publsiher: Bedford Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-09-16
Genre: Civilization, Western
ISBN: 131910956X

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Praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to everyday life, the thirteenth edition of A History of Western Society includes a greater variety of tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features an enhanced primary source program, a question-driven narrative, five chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with quizzes on each source; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

Orientalism

Orientalism
Author: Edward W. Said
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780804153867

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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.