This survey text presents the Western intellectual tradition within a chronology of political history. Known for its accessible writing style, "Western Civilisation" appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity and careful selection of content. In the Eighth Edition, several new pedagogical features support students throughout the term. Chapter-opening focus questions direct students to important themes, while a glossary reinforces key terms and concepts. New icons in the text direct students to online resources such as maps, primary sources and practice test questions. In addition, the new edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-colour maps with physical geography essays and primary source excerpts.