Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - History - 576 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, VOLUME I includes 92 maps and excerpts of over 125 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 229 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

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 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 Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Late Antiquity and the Emergence of the Medieval World
European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages 7501000
GLOSSARY
CHAPTER NOTES
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 (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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