Fifth Edition   ©2016

LaunchPad for The Making of the West (Twelve-Month Access)

Peoples and Cultures

Lynn Hunt (University of California, Los Angeles) , Thomas R. Martin (College of the Holy Cross) , Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University Chicago) , Bonnie G. Smith (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-02182-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-02182-5; Format: LaunchPad

An integrated narrative helps students to see the big picture. The book’s hallmark chronological narrative weaves together the different strands of history — social, cultural, political, economic, intellectual — into an integrated portrait of western civilization. Students are able to see the connections within a given moment and understand developments over time.

An expansive conception of the west helps students understand today global world. The text places the west's emergence in a global context, explaining its position in the world today and emphasizing the role of borderlands and non-European regions in this process. It also offers a thorough treatment of globalization and sustained coverage of Islam throughout.

Updated scholarship and the freshest take on Europe for the 21st century helps students to make sense of their own times. The text provides the best sustained treatment of Islam and coverage of topics with modern relevance, including the roots of conflict in the Middle East and the use of torture in the colonial world.

An affordable text that’s easy to supplement. The Making of the West offers a host of attractive packaging options. Both LaunchPad and the companion reader can be packaged for FREE and titles from the Bedford Series in History and Culture can be packaged at a significant discount.