Western Civilization

ISBN-10: 0534600069
ISBN-13: 9780534600068
Edition: 5th 2003
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Description: This best-selling Western civilization text has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn about the present by exploring the past. Jack Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious,  More...

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List price: $233.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1050
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.950

This best-selling Western civilization text has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn about the present by exploring the past. Jack 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. 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 has included dozens of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--that enliven the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. Available in many split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Comprehensive, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 0534600069; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume I, To 1715, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0534600077; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume II, Since 1550, Fifth Edition (Chapters 13-29), ISBN: 0534600085; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume A: To 1500, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 0534529496; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume B: 1300-1815, Fifth Edition (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 053452950X; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume C: Since 1789, Fifth Edition (Chapters 19-29), ISBN: 0534529526; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Since 1300, Fifth Edition (Chapters 11-29), ISBN: 0534600107.

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 f�r 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 (Seventh Edition, 2013). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Ninth Edition, 2015). 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.

The Ancient Near East: the First Civilizations
The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires
The Civilizations of the Greeks
The Hellenistic World
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
The Passing of the Roman World and the Emergence of Medieval Civilization
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 Late 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, 1945-1970
The Contemporary Western World (Since 1970)
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide

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