Western Civilizations, 16th Edition

Used successfully by well over 1,000,000 students, Western Civilizations is renowned for its balanced presentation, clear prose, and exceptional treatment of cultural history. New co-authors Judith Coffin (University of Texas, Austin) and Robert Stacey (University of Washington, Seattle) have reimagined these classic features for today's instructors and students. The new edition emphasizes the changing boundaries of traditional narratives by discussing the West in a wider world context and highlighting the diverse experiences of its peoples and states. Combined with an outstanding pedagogical program, an expanded website, and a new edition of the companion reader Perspectives from the Past, Western Civilzations offers the most complete and accessible package for students.

Building on an already strong focus on the West in global context, Coffin and Stacey have delivered a new, carefully revised edition that draws upon their own practical teaching experience while integrating new and emerging research in the field. In addition, the Sixteenth Edition includes new "Transformations" sections that ask students to reflect on major turning points in history (such as the Black Death or the emergence of the Abolition movement). Also new to this edition are document questions that help students make connections between primary and secondary materials.

Western Civilizations, Sixteenth Edition (Western Civilizations, 16th Edition (New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2008)