: John P. McKay
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A bestseller in its field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of both historical figures and ordinary people, using an engaging, lively writing style to capture and maintain student interest. The authors pay careful attention to political and cultural phenomena, providing a balanced account of Western history as a whole. In addition to its emphasis on social history, the Eighth Edition retains the text's hallmark pedagogical features and visual appeal. In order to promote critical thinking, "Listening to the Past" features present primary source documents and "Questions for Analysis" that reinforce themes in social history. "Individuals in Society" biography features focus on the impact of historical events on an individual or group and explain the actions taken by those people. "Images in Society" photo essays promote visual analysis. New coverage includes the Iceman in Chapter 1, Reformation art in Chapter 14, and eighteenth-century London in Chapter 19. More emphasis has been placed on a broader view of Europe, particularly Islamic regions, and Europe's place in the world. Chapter 9 includes a new section on Moorish Spain, while Chapter 27 focuses on the effects of World War I on Arab nations. The Eighth Edition devotes greater attention to women and gender issues. Expanded coverage includes Spartan and Athenian women, witch hunts, and British women's role in imperialism. - Publisher.