Sixth Edition   ©2019

The Making of the West, Value Edition, Volume 1

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: 1-319-10500-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-10500-6; Format: Paper Text, 592 pages

The Value Edition provides a high-quality text at an unbeatable price. For an enjoyable reading experience in print, the Value Edition provides a two-color, trade-size text featuring the unabridged narrative and select images and maps. And online in LaunchPad it includes much more—the abundant full-color maps, images, and features from the full-sized text enrich the narrative and a wealth of assignment and assessment tools allow instructors to foster and measure the learning outcomes they wish to emphasize in their courses. With the Value Edition, students and instructors will get all of the history they need at a price they can afford.

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.

An affordable text that’s easy to supplement. The Making of the West offers a host of attractive packaging options. Achieve Read & Practice, 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.

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Achieve Read & Practice helps your students succeed. Free when packaged with the book, Achieve Read & Practice is the marriage of our LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible e-book, in one easy-to-use and affordable product. Read & Practice is easy for students and instructors to use and the LearningCurve quizzing within gives students a fun way to test their understanding of the reading. When Read & Practice is assigned, students come to class having read the materials and their course performance improves.

A range of options offers convenience and value. In addition to the standard bound textbook, this edition is also available in convenient, discount-priced loose-leaf and e-book formats, as well as the most affordable and easiest-to-use interactive e-book option, Achieve Read & Practice, which pairs the mobile and accessible Value edition e-book with the adaptive quizzing of LearningCurve. For an interactive e-book with additional assignments and a wealth of primary and secondary sources, LaunchPad combines the e-book for the full-color comprehensive edition of the text with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a rich set of integrated study resources. Both Achieve Read & Practice and LaunchPad are available for free when packaged with any print version of the textbook.

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