Cultures of the West A History Volume 1: To 1750 Clifford R Backman Third 3rd Edition Textbook
Title: Cultures of the West A History Volume 1: To 1750
Author: Clifford R Backman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.