Completely revised with your students' success in mind, WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY COMPACT VERSION offers a concise overview of the social and political forces that have shaped the West. In this Compact Version, Hause and Maltby's comprehensive narrative presents a social history of Western civilization within the essential contexts of major military and political events. The text's strong reliance on primary sources -- excerpts of original documents that flesh out the concepts covered in the narrative. Four-color map inserts help bring regional events to life, while the in text art program includes photos and graphs that support and expand upon the topics presented in the text. The Compact Version is part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series which offers our Comprehensive text in a lower cost format. This black and white version of the text includes 4-8 pages of color map inserts to bring the regions to life. While the compact version includes fewer photos that the comprehensive version, it offers plenty of resources to make the course visual and exciting for students. In addition, students will have access to the Student website that offers quizzing, interactive maps, interactive timelines, simulations and links to readings to provide direct access to primary source materials. WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, Second Edition is available in the following volume splits: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, COMPACT 2/e, Volume 1 ISBN: 0-534-62165-1. WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY, COMPACT 2/e, Volume II, ISBN: 0-534-59024-1.Maltby, William is the author of 'Western Civilization A History Of European Society, Compact', published 2004 under ISBN 9780534621667 and ISBN 053462166X.