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A Concise Survey of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities Throughout History,9781442205550

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities Throughout History

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9781442205550

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1442205555
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/2010
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Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms 'supremacies and diversities' develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. 'Supremacies' centers on the use of power to dominate societies, ranging from warfare to ideologies. Supremacy, Pavlac shows, seeks stability, order, and incorporation. 'Diversities' encompasses the creative impulse that produces new ideas, as well as efforts of groups of people to define themselves as 'different.' Diversity creates change, opportunity, and individuality. These concepts of historical tension and change, whether applied to political, economic, technological, social, or cultural trends, offer a cohesive explanatory organization. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Throughout, judicious 'basic principles' present summaries of historical realities. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization. More information, study guides, and links to sources can be found on the book's website, www.concisewesternciv.com.


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