Western Civilization A Brief History

ISBN-10: 0495099732

ISBN-13: 9780495099734

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Spielvogel
List price: $229.95
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Description: 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. Each chapter offers a substantial introduction and conclusion that sparks students' imaginations by giving them a context within which to understand these disparate themes. And 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 enliven the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. The richness of the text's pedagogy, in tandem with its brevity, make it the ideal choice for instructors who wish to offer students an economical yet trusted book, or those who use a primary text in combination with readings and materials of their own selection. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 0-495-09973-2; Volume I: To 1715, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0-495-09974-0; Volume II: Since 1500, Fourth Edition (Chapters 13-29), ISBN: 0-495-09975-9.

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List price: $229.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

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 Medieval World
European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750-1000
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, 1500-1800
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
Reaction, Revolution, and Romanticism, 1815-1850
An Age of Nationalism and Realism, 1850-1871
Mass Society in an "Age of Progress", 1871-1894
An Age of Modernity, Anxiety, and Imperialism, 1894-1914
The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution
The Futile Search for a New Stability: Europe Between the Wars, 1919-1939
The Deepening of the European Crisis: World War II
Cold War and a New Western World, 1945-1973
The Contemporary Western World Since 1973
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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