Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume 2

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - History - 500 pages
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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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Contents

MAPS
xvi
CHRONOLOGIES
xvii
FEATURES
xviii
PREFACE
xix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xxiii
INTRODUCTION TO STUDENTS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
xxvii
STUDYING FROM PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS
xxix
WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 1500
xxxv
REACTION REVOLUTION AND ROMANTICISM 18151850 ...
442
AN AGE OF NATIONALISM AND REALISM 18501871 ...
463
MASS SOCIETY IN AN AGE OF PROGRESS 18711894 ...
484
AN AGE OF MODERNITY ANXIETY AND IMPERIALISM 18941914 ...
507
THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETHCENTURY CRISIS WAR AND REVOLUTION
533
THE FUTILE SEARCH FOR STABILITY EUROPE BETWEEN THE WARS 19191939 ...
558
THE DEEPENING EUROPEAN CRISIS WORLD WAR II ...
582
COLD WAR AND A NEW WESTERN WORLD 19451965 ...
607

REFORMATION AND RELIGIOUS WARFARE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY ...
267
EUROPE AND THE WORLD NEW ENCOUNTERS 15001800 ...
290
STATE BUILDING AND THE SEARCH FOR ORDER IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ...
315
TOWARD A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN SCIENCE ...
340
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AN AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT ...
358
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EUROPEAN STATES INTERNATIONAL WARS AND SOCIAL CHANGE ...
377
A REVOLUTION IN POLITICS THE ERA OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON
398
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND ITS IMPACT ON EUROPEAN SOCIETY ...
421
PROTEST AND STAGNATION THE WESTERN WORLD 19651985 ...
631
AFTER THE FALL THE WESTERN WORLD IN A GLOBAL AGE SINCE 1985 ...
651
GLOSSARY
677
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
684
CHAPTER NOTES
693
PHOTO CREDITS
697
INDEX
701
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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 für Reformationsgeschichte, and American Historical Review. He also has contributed chapters or articles to THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, the 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 (7th Edition, 2014). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (9th Edition, 2015), and the coauthor (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in 1994 (8th Edition, 2016). 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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