"Western Civilization," 5/e, is distinguished for its wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. Recognizing that factors outside the continent affected European history, the authors highlight Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, "The Global Record."Carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, the Fifth Edition incorporates new pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and streamlined organization--featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units--lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors."New!" To promote active reading and comprehension, "Focus Questions" open each chapter and appear as section heads. These questions are answered in the chapter summary."New!" Each chapter opens with a set of "Key Terms," which appear in boldface along with definitions in the margins. These terms appear again at the end of the chapter with page references."New!" Key information and events appear in bulleted "Section Summaries" for quick and clear presentation."New!" Web icons throughout the chapter direct students to the Online Study Center for ACE practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, flashcards, and web activities."Revised!" End-of-chapter material serves as a helpful review tool for students: "Looking Ahead" sections prepare students for events to come in the next chapter, while "Suggested Readings" and "Notes" round out the material."Updated!" Scholarship has been thoroughly revised throughout, and approximately one-third of the boxedfeatures in this edition are new. The final chapter has been entirely rewritten to reflect current events, such as America's response to global terrorism and the state of religious identities, family life, and gender roles.Noble, Thomas F. X. is the author of 'Western Civilization - Beyond Boundaries, Complete ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780618794249 and ISBN 0618794247.