Western Civilization: Volume B: 1300 to 1815

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Cengage Learning, Jan 14, 2008 - History - 368 pages
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Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel's texts to be successful in their Western Civilization course! There's a reason WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the best seller: it makes the story of history come alive. Spielvogel's text is also loaded with extras, like Film and History features that show you a new approach to studying history. Colorful maps and visuals, plus dramatic first-hand historical accounts, combine to bring to life the stories of the people and events that have shaped Western civilization.
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Contents

Documents
Maps
Chronologies
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Students of Western Civilization
Western Civilization to 1300
The Later Middle Ages Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century
State Building and the Search for Order in the Seventeenth Century
Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth The Scientific Revolution and the Emergence of Modern Science
The Eighteenth Century An Age of Enlightenment
The Eighteenth Century European States International Wars and Social Change
A Revolution in Politics The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
Photo Credits

Recovery and Rebirth The Age of the Renaissance
Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century
Europe and the World New Encounters 15001800

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About the author (2008)

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor Emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as "Moreana," "Journal of General Education," "Catholic Historical Review," "Archiv fur Reformationsgeschichte," and "American Historical Review." He also has contributed chapters or articles to "The Social History of Reformation," THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, "Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual of Holocaust Studies," and "Utopian Studies." His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State, he helped inaugurate the Western civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (Fourth Edition, 2001). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Seventh Edition, 2009). He is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (Sixth Edition, 2010). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988-1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.

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