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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: The Greek Polis
edited by Arthur W. H. Adkins, Peter White, John W. Boyer and Julius Kirshner
University of Chicago Press, 1986
Cloth: 978-0-226-06934-0 | Paper: 978-0-226-06935-7
Library of Congress Classification CB245.U64 1986
Dewey Decimal Classification 909.09821

The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history.

Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.
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