Western Civilization: Brief Discovery Edition by Jackson J. SpielvogelWestern Civilization: Brief Discovery Edition by Jackson J. Spielvogel

Western Civilization: Brief Discovery Edition

byJackson J. Spielvogel

Paperback | October 4, 2005

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Weaving the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, military, and other threads of Western civilization into a compelling story, BRIEF DISCOVERY EDITION of WESTERN CIVILIZATION focuses on helping you enhance your study skills for success in this course and throughout your college career. Learning to analyze source material as you read the narrative will help you master the content of the course and interpret other materials and events you encounter in daily life.
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 Histor...
Title:Western Civilization: Brief Discovery EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:740 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 1.1 inPublished:October 4, 2005Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0495093645

ISBN - 13:9780495093640

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Table of Contents

(Single volume contains Chapters 1-29, VOLUME I: TO 1715 contains Chapters 1-16, VOLUME II: SINCE 1500 contains Chapters 13-29) 1.The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations. 2. The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires. 3. The Civilization of the Greeks. 4. The Hellenistic World. 5. The Roman Republic. 6. The Roman Empire. 7. The Passing of the Roman World and the Emergence of Medieval Civilization. 8. European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750-1000. 9. The Recovery and Growth of European Society in the High Middle Ages. 10. The Rise of Kingdoms and the Growth of Church Power. 11. The Late Middle Ages: Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century. 12. Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissance. 13. Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century. 14. Europe and the World: New Encounters, 1500-1800. 15. State Building and the Search for Order in the Seventeenth Century. 16. Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: The Scientific Revolution and the Emergence of Modern Science. 17. The Eighteenth Century: An Age of Enlightenment. 18. The Eighteenth Century: European States, International Wars, and Social Change. 19. A Revolution in Politics: The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon. 20. The Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on European Society. 21. Reaction, Revolution, and Romanticism, 1815-1850. 22. An Age of Nationalism and Realism, 1850-1871. 23. Mass Society in an "Age of Progress", 1871-1894. 24. An Age of Modernity, Anxiety, and Imperialism, 1894-1914. 25. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution. 26. The Futile Search for Stability: Europe Between the Wars, 1919-1939. 27. The Deepening of the European Crisis: World War II. 28. Cold War and a New Western World, 1945-1970. 29. The Contemporary Western World (Since 1970). Glossary. Pronunciation Guide.

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