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The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures
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Manufacturer: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 978
EAN: 9780312409593
ISBN: 0312409591
Label: Bedford/St. Martin's
Manufacturer: Bedford/St. Martin's
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 1376
Publication Date: 2004-09-20
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Studio: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Editorial Reviews:

Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched chronological integration of political, social and cultural history, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text’s distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era.



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Summary: Good Value
Comment: Hunt's "The Making of the West" concise edition is a good value. Coming in at under $40 used, it is easily $20 cheaper than the competition... and it's worth the money.

The good: Like the price, this textbook has some things going for it. Unlike larger, wider and weightier "doorstop" textbooks, its "regular book size" and weight fit easily in a backpack, under your arm, or when reading in your easy chair. Color maps, pictures, good online resources, and its general survey of western history make this book a "four star" value.

The bad. This text is general and best suited for AP or college undergraduate survey classes, and not for advanced readers or upper level courses. The suggested readings section doesn't give a historiography of the books it recommends. And, what I find unforgivable is that it doesn't give an introductory essay defining what "the west" is. Also, the accompanying source reader is terrible--poor document selection and too few sources used. Avoid it.

In the final analysis--a good book for the money, (Lynn Hunt is an excellent scholar) but if you want more weighty material look elsewhere.


Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Good Text Book
Comment: This is a great text book. The information is interesting, unlike many history books I've previously read. It is beautifully illustrated. And the 1000+ pages will help you exercise.


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