The West Encounters And Transformations

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When I asked my wife “what are they talking about when they say western civilization” she said that “it is referring to the United States” is she wrong?

“What is the West, a better question might be what was not the west. It seems when we talk about the west one has to stop and think are we talking about a geography location or are we talking about a culture or could we be talking about a civilization. It is true when we are talking about western culture that we need to know at what time period of time we are talking because it has evolved so much over time.

According to our text book The West Encounters & Transformations “The history of the West begins with the domestication of animals, the cultivation of the first crops, and
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