Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume 1
This brief, best-selling Western civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jack Spielvogel’s engaging, chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents, 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. While the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel’s use of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--truly enlivens the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. And now, an optional robust interactive eBook is available to bundle with the text or use stand-alone. Students will have access to online practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, MP3 chapter summaries, and more. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57147-6; Volume I: To 1715, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-57148-3; Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57149-0.
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THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS
THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST PEOPLES AND EMPIRES
THE CIVILIZATION OF THE GREEKS
THE HELLENISTIC WORLD
THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
LATE ANTIQUITY AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 7501000
RECOVERY AND REBIRTH THE RENAISSANCE
REFORMATION AND RELIGIOUS WARFARE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
EUROPE AND THE WORLD NEW ENCOUNTERS 15001800
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
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