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Cultures of the West: A History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 2015
Pages 1296
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 combined
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780190240455
ISBN-10 0190240458
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9 in.
Weight 3.74 lbs.
Original list price $79.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Cultures of the West: A History, Second Edition, focuses on the ways in which the major ideas and passions of Western culture developed, internally, and how they interacted with the broader world--for good and for ill. The development of such key ideas as religion, science, and philosophy form the central narrative of this book.

Cultures of the West stands apart from other textbooks in a variety of ways, the first being thematic unity. What did people think and believe, throughout our history, about human nature, the right way to live, God, the best forms of government, or the meaning of human life? Rather than maintaining a single interpretive stance, author Clifford R. Backman relies upon a consistent set of questions: What did people think and feel throughout the centuries about politics, science, religion, and sex? How did they come to their positions regarding the right way to live? Backman's many years of experience in the classroom have informed his approach--students respond to engaging questions more than they are inspired by facts.


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2 combined edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 2015); titled "Cultures of the West: A History"
9780190240455 | details & prices | 1296 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 3.74 lbs | List price $79.95
About: Cultures of the West: A History, Second Edition, focuses on the ways in which the major ideas and passions of Western culture developed, internally, and how they interacted with the broader world--for good and for ill.
Combined edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 27, 2012)
9780195388893 | details & prices | 1157 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 3.68 lbs | List price $65.95

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