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

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

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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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