Sixth Edition   ©2019

The Making of the West, Combined Volume

Lynn Hunt (University of California, Los Angeles) , Thomas R. Martin (College of the Holy Cross) , Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University Chicago) , Bonnie G. Smith (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-10344-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-10344-6; Format: Paper Text, 1232 pages

New ‘Terms of History’ feature now in every chapter looks at the origin of a term - such as renaissance, nationalism, and globalization - but also at the changing meaning of the term over time which further underscores historical skill building.

New ‘What Would You Do?’ Each chapter includes a pointed question that encourages students to think about how they might have reacted to a crisis in the past and made choices with immense consequences. Such questions will help bring history to life.

Primary Source features now in both the print book and LaunchPad:

  • ‘Primary Source’ feature (one per chapter) gives students a more direct experience of the past through original voices. Whether it is Frederick Barbarossa replying to the Romans when they offer him the emperor’s crown, Marie de Sévigne’s description of the French court, or an ordinary person’s account of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, primary documents offer a window into the thoughts and actions of the past.
  • ‘Contrasting Views’ feature compares two or more conflicting primary sources focused on a central event, person, or development - such as Roman attitudes toward Cleopatra, the Mongols, the consumer revolution of the eighteenth century, and decolonization in Africa - enabling students to understand history from a variety of contemporaneous perspectives.

New and updated discussions of topics such as: the agency of women in classic Greece; the structures of Islamic societies in the Middle Ages; the growth of the European slave trade in the eighteenth and even nineteenth centuries; and a host of new developments in the last few years, including discussion of the economic, technological and cultural changes since the downturn of 2008 that have shaped the rise of populism, including rising immigration; the increasingly interventionist policies of Russia; and the unraveling of the “Arab spring” with the catastrophe of the Syrian civil war and the continuing threat of ISIS.

Achieve Read & Practice puts the most affordable and easy-to-use eBook with built-in assessment into student hands, wherever they go.  Available for the first time with this edition, Achieve Read & Practice’s interactive eBook, adaptive quizzing, and gradebook is built with an intuitive interface that can be read on mobile devices, and is fully accessible and available at a discounted price so anyone can use it.  It comes pre-loaded with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, which, when assigned, ensures students come to class prepared.  Instructors can set due dates for reading assignments and LearningCurve quizzes in just a few clicks, making it an effective option for a simple and affordable way to engage students with the narrative.

More source-based questions in the test bank and in the LearningCurve adaptive learning tool in LaunchPad give instructors easier ways to test students on their understanding of sources in the book. In this edition, 10 percent of test bank and LearningCurve questions are based on sources, and each primary source in the text and in the reader comes with autograded multiple choice questions, giving instructors easy ways to assess students on more than the narrative.