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The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Present, Burger, Michael
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Author Name:    Burger, Michael

Title:   The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Present

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division 

ISBN Number:   1442601906 / 9781442601901

Seller ID:   ING9781442601901

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Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student.

The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.



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