The Cultures of the West

The Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 551
ISBN: 0195388909
Available:
Release: 2012-12
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cultures of the West: A History 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. The 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. Features: * Single author voice: clearly and compellingly written by an experienced teacher and scholar who knows how to emphasize intriguing and eye-opening elements of Western Civilization * A book with a point of view: even if disagreed with, the text will at engage students' minds * Exceptional coverage of cultural history, especially the history of what people thought and felt throughout the history of the West * "Greater West" approach that integrates in sustained fashion coverage of Islam and the Middle East * Superior coverage of Jewish history and the history of women * Extensive primary source excerpts integrated directly into the text, many of which have been translated by the author * Footnotes featuring surprising, engaging information usually neglected in other texts

Cultures of the West

Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 720
ISBN: 0190070447
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cultures of the West: A History, Third 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.

Cultures of the West

Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 720
ISBN: 0190070420
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cultures of the West: A History, Third 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.

The Cultures of the West

The Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 1157
ISBN: 0195388895
Available:
Release: 2012-12
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cultures of the West: A History 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. The 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. Features: * Single author voice: clearly and compellingly written by an experienced teacher and scholar who knows how to emphasize intriguing and eye-opening elements of Western Civilization * A book with a point of view: even if disagreed with, the text will at engage students' minds * Exceptional coverage of cultural history, especially the history of what people thought and felt throughout the history of the West * "Greater West" approach that integrates in sustained fashion coverage of Islam and the Middle East * Superior coverage of Jewish history and the history of women * Extensive primary source excerpts integrated directly into the text, many of which have been translated by the author * Footnotes featuring surprising, engaging information usually neglected in other texts

Four Cultures of the West

Four Cultures of the West
Author: John OMALLEY
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780674041691
Available:
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The workings of Western intelligence in our day--whether in politics or the arts, in the humanities or the church--are as troubling as they are mysterious, leading to the questions: Where are we going? What in the world were we thinking? By exploring the history of four "cultures" so deeply embedded in Western history that we rarely see their instrumental role in politics, religion, education, and the arts, this timely book provides a broad framework for addressing these questions in a fresh way.

Cultures of the West

Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 896
ISBN: 0190070455
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cultures of the West: A History, Third 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.

To 1750

To 1750
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0190070366
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cultures of the West: A History 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.

Sources for Cultures of the West

Sources for Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford Backman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0190240504
Available:
Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to accompany Cultures of the West, Second Edition, by Clifford R. Backman (OUP, 2015), the two-volume Sources for Cultures of the West, Second Edition, features approximately six written sources per chapter that highlight key themes in the study of Western civilization. Each of the 175 sources is accompanied by a headnote. Each volume begins with a special unit, "How to Read a Primary Source," that provides students with important advice on how to work with textual documents in studying the past. This second edition features forty-one new sources and offers increased coverage of Islam, Judaism, and women's history.

The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West
Author: Oswald Spengler,Arthur Helps
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781400097005
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.

Sourcebook for the Cultures of the West

Sourcebook for the Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0199969833
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cultures of the West 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. Key among these ideas and passions are religion, science, and philosophy, all of whose development form the central narrative of this book. The 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, the author relies upon a consistent (or at least a persistent) 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? Clifford Backman's many years of experience in the classroom haveinformed his approach: students respond to engaging questions more than they are inspired by facts. The Cultures of the West also differs in its geographic catchment area: since Western Civilization begins in Mesopotamia, there is no reason to exclude the Near East from our history. Islam is, after all, just as much a Western religion as Judaism and Christianity are; it is in fact one of the products of Western Civilization. Hence, The Cultures of the West book incorporates the history of Jewish Palestine, the medieval Islamic world, the Ottoman state, and the modern Middle East into the main narrative.

Sources for Cultures of the West

Sources for Cultures of the West
Author: Clifford R Backman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0190070307
Available:
Release: 2019-10-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to accompany Cultures of the West: Volume 1: To 1750, Third Edition (2019), and Cultures of the West: Volume 2: Since 1350, Third Edition (2019), by Clifford R. Backman, the third editions of Sources for Cultures of the West, Volume 1: To 1750 and Sources for Cultures of the West, Volume 2: Since 1350 feature approximately six written sources per chapter that highlight key themes in the study of Western civilization. Each of the 189 sources is accompanied by a headnote. Each volume begins with a special unit, "How to Read a Primary Source," that provides students with important advice on how to work with textual documents in studying the past. The third edition includes twenty-one new sources.

The Routledge Companion to Cultural History in the Western World

The Routledge Companion to Cultural History in the Western World
Author: Alessandro Arcangeli,Jörg Rogge,Hannu Salmi
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9781000097917
Available:
Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Routledge Companion to Cultural History in the Western World is a comprehensive examination of recent discussions and findings in the exciting field of cultural history. A synthesis of how the new cultural history has transformed the study of history, the volume is divided into three parts – medieval, early modern and modern – that emphasize the way people made sense of the world around them. Contributions cover such themes as material cultures of living, mobility and transport, cultural exchange and transfer, power and conflict, emotion and communication, and the history of the senses. The focus is on the Western world, but the notion of the West is a flexible one. In bringing together 36 authors from 15 countries, the book takes a wide geographical coverage, devoting continuous attention to global connections and the emerging trend of globalization. It builds a panorama of the transformation of Western identities, and the critical ramifications of that evolution from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, that offers the reader a wide-ranging illustration of the potentials of cultural history as a way of studying the past in a variety of times, spaces and aspects of human experience. Engaging with historiographical debate and covering a vast range of themes, periods and places, The Routledge Companion to Cultural History in the Western World is the ideal resource for cultural history students and scholars to understand and advance this dynamic field.

The Cultures of the American New West

The Cultures of the American New West
Author: Neil Campbell
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1579582885
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women in the American West

Women in the American West
Author: Laura Woodworth-Ney
Pages: 387
ISBN: 9781598840506
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the part that women played in the settlement of the American West, discussing their accomplishments as ranchers, soldiers, businesswomen, and politicians, and analyzing the influence that polygamy and prostitution had on the expansion into Western territories.

The Cultures of Ancient Xinjiang Western China Crossroads of the Silk Roads

The Cultures of Ancient Xinjiang  Western China  Crossroads of the Silk Roads
Author: Alison Betts,Marika Vicziany,Peter Weiming Jia,Angelo Andrea Di Castro
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781789694079
Available:
Release: 2019-12-19
Editor: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the least known but culturally rich and complex regions located at the heart of Asia, Xinjiang was a hub for the Silk Roads, serving international links between cultures to the west, east, north and south. Trade, artefacts, foods, technologies, ideas, beliefs, animals and people traversed the glacier covered mountain and desert boundaries.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101544457
Available:
Release: 2011-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide
Author: Matthew Basso,Laura McCall,Dee Garceau
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781136689000
Available:
Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore.

The Culture of Wilderness

The Culture of Wilderness
Author: Frieda Knobloch
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780807862544
Available:
Release: 2000-11-09
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this innovative work of cultural and technological history, Frieda Knobloch describes how agriculture functioned as a colonizing force in the American West between 1862 and 1945. Using agricultural textbooks, USDA documents, and historical accounts of western settlement, she explores the implications of the premise that civilization progresses by bringing agriculture to wilderness. Her analysis is the first to place the trans-Mississippi West in the broad context of European and classical Roman agricultural history. Knobloch shows how western land, plants, animals, and people were subjugated in the name of cultivation and improvement. Illuminating the cultural significance of plows, livestock, trees, grasses, and even weeds, she demonstrates that discourse about agriculture portrays civilization as the emergence of a colonial, socially stratified, and bureaucratic culture from a primitive, feminine, and unruly wilderness. Specifically, Knobloch highlights the displacement of women from their historical role as food gatherers and producers and reveals how Native American land-use patterns functioned as a form of cultural resistance. Describing the professionalization of knowledge, Knobloch concludes that both social and biological diversity have suffered as a result of agricultural 'progress.'

Orientalism

Orientalism
Author: Edward W. Said
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780804153867
Available:
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

The Two Cultures

The Two Cultures
Author: C. P. Snow,Stefan Collini
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9781107606142
Available:
Release: 2012-03-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.