Making Europe: The Story of the West, Since 1300 (AP® Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Frank L. Kidner; Maria Bucur; Ralph Mathisen; Sally McKee; Theodore R. Weeks
  • ISBN-13: 9781133940036 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 656 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2014     Published
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About The Product

Help students succeed in courses on the history of Western Civilization with MAKING EUROPE. Developed by a team of authors who have spent many years making history accessible to a diverse range of students, each chapter begins with clear learning objectives and timelines, and continues with a readable narrative that uses focus questions throughout the text to help all students comprehend historical concepts. Students also have the ability to assess their understanding of the subject matter with the "Check-In" feature and the "Test Yourself" questions at the end of each chapter. The text uses stories of ordinary people and their impact on history that today's students will find interesting. Visually stunning images and maps build on the story and will engage any student.


  • The integrated learning system includes a chapter-opening Timeline and Focus Questions, a NEW map program with geography-enhancing questions in many of the map captions, start-of-section questions followed by end-of-section "Checking In" opportunities, and a greatly expanded end-of-chapter Review section including the Summary, Chronology, and Test Yourself multiple choice and critical-thinking questions, all designed to help students succeed in the course.
  • Superior coverage of religious history--from ancient times right up to the present--also includes religious groups often underrepresented in Western civilization texts, such as Catholic and Protestant Irish, Bosnian Muslims, and Orthodox Russians.
  • "A New Direction" and "Learning From a Primary Source" boxes work together in every chapter to make connections for students: "A New Direction" essays show personal agency in history--each contains an account of an individual making a crucial choice that mattered, that had important consequences, and that can be used to highlight the chapter's central concerns. "Learning From a Primary Source" features carefully guide readers through primary sources and help readers analyze the documents historically through a series of numbered marginal notes, which are also designed to aid instructors seeking to integrate primary sources into their classrooms.
  • A focus on gender roles, social norms, class, and family issues helps students understand things like what it meant to live as a man or woman during the French Revolution, and as a soldier or nurse in the trenches of World War I.

About the Contributor

  • Frank L. Kidner

    Frank L. Kidner is Professor of History Emeritus at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1968 until his retirement in 2006. He has also taught in the Western Civilization program at Stanford University and at Amherst College. His courses include Western Civilization, undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Modern Europe, and the history of the Christian Church as well as a graduate course in historical methodology. He has authored articles on topics in Late Antiquity and co-edited TRAVEL, COMMUNICATION, AND GEOGRAPHY IN LATE ANTIQUITY.

  • Maria Bucur

    Maria Bucur is Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and John V. Hill Professor in East European History at Indiana University, where she has taught an undergraduate course on “The Idea of Europe” and other topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century eastern Europe. Her research focus is on social and cultural developments in eastern Europe, with a special interest in Romania (geographically) and gender (thematically). Her publications include EUGENICS AND MODERNIZATION IN INTERWAR ROMANIA and HEROES AND VICTIMS: REMEMBERING WAR IN TWENTIETH CENTURY ROMANIA. When not writing and reading history or administrative memos, Bucur is following her dream of being in a band (violin and bass) with her husband and children.

  • Ralph Mathisen

    Ralph Mathisen is Professor of History, Classics, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a specialist in the ancient world with a particular interest in the society, culture, and religion of Late Antiquity. His teaching experience includes Western Civilization and topics in the Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, coinage, and Roman law. He has written more than seventy scholarly articles and has written or edited 10 books, the most recent of which is PEOPLE, PERSONAL EXPRESSION, AND SOCIAL RELATIONS IN LATE ANTIQUITY. He is also the editor of the JOURNAL OF LATE ANTIQUITY and OXFORD STUDIES IN LATE ANTIQUITY. He enjoys traveling, running, and ballroom dancing.

  • Sally McKee

    Sally McKee is Professor of History at the University of California at Davis, where she teaches courses on Western Civilization and medieval history. Her research focus has been Venice and its colonies and Mediterranean slavery, but her new project centers on nineteenth-century France and Italy. She is the author of articles that have won prizes and been anthologized, and she has also published a three-volume edition of Venetian-Cretan wills and a monograph, UNCOMMON DOMINION: VENETIAN CRETE AND THE MYTH OF ETHNIC PURITY. When she is not teaching, she travels the world in search of archives, modern art museums, and great street food.

  • Theodore R. Weeks

    Theodore R. Weeks is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he teaches Western Civilization and world and European history. His research centers on nationality, inter-ethnic relations, and antisemitism in eastern Europe. He is the author of NATION AND STATE IN LATE IMPERIAL RUSSIA and FROM ASSIMILIATION TO ANTISEMITISM: THE “JEWISH QUESTION” IN POLAND, 1850-1914, and his articles have appeared in several languages, including Estonian and Hebrew.

New to this Edition

  • New faculty-tested chapter design and pedagogical features make this second edition even more accessible to students.
  • Chapter Openers now include Focus Questions so students can preview the upcoming chapter material.
  • All maps have been revised, and many include questions to reinforce chapter content and help students develop geography skills.
  • Chapter sections have been broken down into smaller subsections to help clarify historical themes and developments, and end-of-section "Checking In" quizzes promote individual or small group review of important key terms and historical innovators.
  • A new, enhanced end-of-chapter section features a bulleted summary and a boxed chronology of events, followed by a "Test Yourself" multiple-choice self-quiz. This quiz is accompanied by critical-thinking questions that instructors can use to gauge student understanding of each major chapter division. Answers to the multiple-choice quizzes can be found in the back of the book.

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