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Landmarks of the Western Heritage Since 1500
Landmarks of the Western Heritage Since 1500 Author:C Warren Hollister (Editor) 1967 - Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-19779 — Designed for Courses in Western Civilization and European History, the LANDMARK books offer original source material from the beginnings of civilization to the present. The selected resources cover all aspects of a particular culture: politics is balanced against social and economic develo... more »pments and the products of mind and spirit. Each major section of each book contains a general introduction to the period covered in that section, while each reading is preceded by a brief summary directly relating to it; however, editorial comment has been kept to a minimum to allow for individual interpretation.
In accordance with Professor Hollister's belief that art and architecture are as significant historical documents as the more usual written testimonies, over 1100 illustrations, many in full color, are included. They are fully integrated with the text - including selections from political documents, philosophy, science, literature, religious thought, and contemporary description - to convey a comprehensive pictue of a historical epoch or cultural milieu.
Each of the LANDMARKS books provides a direct encounter with the past, and experience that will supplement textbooks and interpretive studies. In addition, they illustrate trends and climate of opinion while making explicit the exceptions that still are controversial.« less