(University of California, Los Angeles)
Thomas R. Martin
(College of the Holy Cross)
Barbara H. Rosenwein
(Loyola University Chicago)
Bonnie G. Smith
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Chapter 16: Absolutism, Constitutionalism, and the Search for Order
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A chronological narrative that 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 one readable 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’s 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.
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