Western Civilization: Volume II: Since 1500

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Cengage Learning, Jan 11, 2008 - History - 672 pages
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Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western Civilization course! There’s a reason WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the best seller: it makes the story of history come alive. Spielvogel’s text is also loaded with extras, like Film and History features that show you a new approach to studying history. Colorful maps and visuals, plus dramatic first-hand historical accounts, combine to bring to life the stories of the people and events that have shaped Western civilization.
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Introduction to Students of Western Civilization
Western Civilization to 1500
Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century
Europe and the World New Encounters 15001800
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 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

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
The Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on European Society
Protest and Stagnation The Western World 19651985
After the Fall The Western World in a Global Age Since 1985
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About the author (2008)

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 fur Reformationsgeschichte," and "American Historical Review." He also has contributed chapters or articles to "The Social History of Reformation," THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, "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 (Fourth Edition, 2001). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Seventh Edition, 2009). He is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (Sixth Edition, 2010). 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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