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Help students succeed in courses on the history of Western Civilization with MAKING EUROPE. Developed by a team of authors who have spent many years making history accessible to a diverse range of students, each chapter begins with clear learning objectives and timelines, and continues with a readable narrative that uses focus questions throughout the text to help all students comprehend historical concepts. Students also have the ability to assess their understanding of the subject matter with the "Check-In" feature and the "Test Yourself" questions at the end of each chapter. The text uses stories of ordinary people and their impact on history that today's students will find interesting. Visually stunning images and maps build on the story and will engage any student. Available in the following split options: MAKING EUROPE, Second Edition Complete; Since 1300; Volume 1: To 1790; and Volume 2: Since 1550.
- New faculty-tested chapter design and pedagogical features make this Second edition even more accessible to students.
- Chapter Openers now include Focus Questions so students can preview the upcoming chapter material.
- All maps have been revised, and many include questions to reinforce chapter content and help students develop geography skills.
- Chapter sections have been broken down into smaller subsections to help clarify historical themes and developments, and end-of-section "Checking In" quizzes promote individual or small group review of important key terms and historical innovators.
- A new, enhanced end-of-chapter section features a bulleted summary and a boxed chronology of events, followed by a "Test Yourself" multiple-choice self-quiz. This quiz is accompanied by critical-thinking questions that instructors can use to gauge student understanding of each major chapter division. Answers to the multiple-choice quizzes can be found in the back of the book.
- The integrated learning system includes a chapter-opening Timeline and Focus Questions, a NEW map program with geography-enhancing questions in many of the map captions, start-of-section questions followed by end-of-section "Checking In" opportunities, and a greatly expanded end-of-chapter Review section including the Summary, Chronology, and Test Yourself multiple choice and critical-thinking questions, all designed to help students succeed in the course.
- Superior coverage of religious history--from ancient times right up to the present--also includes religious groups often underrepresented in Western civilization texts, such as Catholic and Protestant Irish, Bosnian Muslims, and Orthodox Russians.
- "A New Direction" and "Learning From a Primary Source" boxes work together in every chapter to make connections for students: "A New Direction" essays show personal agency in history--each contains an account of an individual making a crucial choice that mattered, that had important consequences, and that can be used to highlight the chapter's central concerns. "Learning From a Primary Source" features carefully guide readers through primary sources and help readers analyze the documents historically through a series of numbered marginal notes, which are also designed to aid instructors seeking to integrate primary sources into their classrooms.
- A focus on gender roles, social norms, class, and family issues helps students understand things like the implications of sexuality in Sparta, citizenship in the Athenian city-state, and socioeconomics in the relatively stateless early Middle Ages.
2. Iron Age Civilizations, 1200-500 B.C.E.
3. The Rise of Greek Civilization, 1100-387 B.C.E.
4. From Polis to Cosmopolis: The Hellenistic World, 387-30 B.C.E.
5. The Rise of Rome, 753-27 B.C.E.
6. The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.E.-284 C.E.
7. Late Antiquity, 284-527.
8. The Eastern Mediterranean, 500-1000.
9. The Kingdoms of Western Europe, 500-1000.
10. The High Middle Ages, 1000-1300.
11. Reversals and Disasters, 1300-1450.
12. The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe, 1350-1550.
13. Europe's Age of Expansion, 1450-1550.
14. Reform in the Western Church, 1490-1570.
15. A Century of Crisis, 1550-1650.
16. State Building and the European State System 1648-1789.
17. The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1550-1790.
"The single best characteristic of this text is the clear writing style and the level of detail. The narrative makes sense and extraneous details are largely cut out. My students get very confused reading other texts where the narrative is over rich in detail but thin in analysis."
"Making difficult material clear is a real strength of this book."
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Making Europe: The Story of the West, Since 1300, 2nd: PowerLecture DVD with ExamView
An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation, and testing. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes instructional objectives, chapter outlines, discussion questions, suggested lecture topics, suggested paper topics, and related internet resources. Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of lecture outlines, as well as images and maps from the text, can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material; JoinIn® PowerPoint® slides with clicker content are also provided. An Image Library contains .jpg images from the text. The Test Bank includes key term identification, multiple-choice, short answer, essay, and map questions. ExamView®, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using the complete word-processing capabilities of ExamView®, instructors can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.
CourseMate with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access
Cengage Learning's History CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, primary sources, and videos). Learn more at www.cengage.com/coursemate.
CourseMate with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.