What Is Western Civilization

@article{Birken1992WhatIW,
  title={What Is Western Civilization},
  author={L. Birken},
  journal={The History Teacher},
  year={1992},
  volume={25},
  pages={451}
}
  • L. Birken
  • Published 1992
  • History
  • The History Teacher
  • a political football in recent years in the struggle between the conservative forces of cultural homogeneity and the break-away forces of cultural pluralism. Lost in the struggle is any sense of what exactly constitutes Western Civilization. The major textbooks are no help; few if any attempt to define the temporal and spatial dimensions of the civilization they claim to study. R. R. Palmer, for example, in his History of the Modern World seems to have conceived of a Western World centered… CONTINUE READING
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