Western Civilization: Volume B: 1300 to 1815

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - History - 368 pages
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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7.
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Contents

Documents
Maps
Features
Preface
Introduction to Students of Western Civilization
Western Civilization to 1300
The Later Middle Ages Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century
Recovery and Rebirth The Age of the Renaissance
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
Chapter Notes
Index

Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century
Europe and the World New Encounters 15001800

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Jackson J. Spielvogel's bestselling text offers a clear narrative of political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, cultural, and military facets of history, unveiling the fascinating intricacies of Western civilization. Renowned for its engaging writing and multitude of maps and primary sources, this new edition enhances student comprehension by offering focus questions, new review questions and key terms lists, an on-page pronunciation guide, and expanded chapter summaries that facilitate study of the chapter's key concepts.

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