Western Civilization

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - History - 1072 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 185 maps and excerpts of over 224 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 430 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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Easy to follow book. Doesn't spend too much time on topics, but enough time to briefly cover the topic. The writer doesn't get ahead of himself, which is a reason I find the books easy to follow.

Contents

MAPS
FEATURES
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION TO STUDENTS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
The Ancient Near East The First Civilizations
The Ancient Near East Peoples and Empires
The Civilization of the Greeks
The Hellenistic World
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
The Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on European Society
Reaction Revolution and Romanticism 18151850
An Age of Nationalism and Realism 18501871
Mass Society in an Age of Progress 18711894
An Age of Modernity Anxiety and Imperialism 18941914

The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Late Antiquity and the Emergence of the Medieval World
European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages 7501000
The Recovery and Growth of European Society in the High Middle Ages
The Rise of Kingdoms and the Growth of Church Power
The Later Middle Ages Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century
Recovery and Rebirth The Age of 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
The Beginning of the TwentiethCentury Crisis War and Revolution
The Futile Search for Stability Europe Between the Wars 19191939
The Deepening of the European Crisis World War II
Cold War and a New Western World 19451965
Protest and Stagnation The Western World 19651985
After the Fall The Western World in a Global Age Since 1985
GLOSSARY
CHAPTER NOTES
DOCUMENTS
INDEX
Copyright

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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 (10th Edition, 2017), 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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