Western Civilization, 8th Edition

  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495913243
  • ISBN-13: 9780495913245
  • 1072 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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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 includes 185 maps and excerpts of over 224 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 430 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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  • Spielvogel provides a focused, consistent narrative throughout. The author is an award-winning teacher and scholar whose clear, lively, and informative writing style has made this up-to-date text so successful with students. Numerous testimonials state that a primary reason professors use this text is because their students can read and understand it at schools that range from Ivy League universities to two-year technical colleges.
  • Documents. The text includes more than 224 primary documents: letters, memoirs, song lyrics, official documents, diary entries, menus, poetry, plays, and more--giving students access to the kinds of materials historians use to create their interpretations of the past. Students will encounter excerpts from Chapter 22 of the Qur’an entitled “Pilgrimage”; a first-hand account of Catherine the Great’s childhood based on her memoirs; and even the lyrics to the groundbreaking hip-hop song “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
  • Maps. Additional four-color maps for a total of 185 are interspersed throughout the text including an average of three “spot maps” in each chapter. These resources provide critical details on smaller areas not apparent in the larger maps. All maps include expanded map captions to encourage readers to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts. In addition, a pull-out map, along with a walkthrough entitled “How to Read a Map,” is included at the front of the text.

What's New

  • Expanded “Opposing Viewpoints.” This feature, which presents a comparison of two or three primary sources in order to facilitate student analysis of historical documents, has been expanded and now appears in every chapter. Ten new topics include “Lords and Vassals in Europe and Japan” (Chapter 8), “Causes of the Black Death: Contemporary Views” (Chapter 11), “Industrial Attitudes of the Middle Class in Britain and Japan” (Chapter 20), and “Czechoslovakia, 1968: Two Faces of Communism” (Chapter 28). Assignable questions at the end of each feature allow for individual or collaborative study.
  • Expanded “Images of Everyday Life.” This feature, which combines two or more illustrations with a lengthy caption to provide insight into different aspects of social life, can now be found in sixteen chapters, and includes new topics such as “Monastic Life in the Middle Ages” (Chapter 10), “The Role of Spices in World Trade” (Chapter 14), and “The Rise of the Supermarket” (Chapter 28).
  • Expanded “Film and History.” This feature, which presents a brief analysis of a film’s plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy, can now be found in eighteen chapters, including such additions as 300, GLADIATOR, AMADEUS, and THE YOUNG VICTORIA.
  • New end-of-chapter review material includes a Summary illustrated with thumbnail images, a Chapter Timeline, and a new Chapter Review that assists students in the study of the chapter. This review consists of “Upon Reflection” essay questions and Key Terms lists from the chapter.
  • New Primary Source Icons in the margin indicate related primary source documents available on the Companion Website. The Pronunciation Guide is now incorporated into the text to make it easier for students to immediately learn how to pronounce unfamiliar or difficult terms.
  • In response to peer-reviewer suggestions, this edition adds increased attention to global perspectives including the following new sections: the importance of trade in Constantinople, with a contemporary quote comparing it to Bagdad as cosmopolitan center (Ch. 7); Opposing Viewpoints feature compares feudalistic societies in Europe and Japan (Ch. 8); the Black Death traces spread of the plague by way of trade through China, the Middle East, and Europe (Ch. 11); Images of Everyday Life feature on Role of Spices in World Trade (Ch. 14); and Opposing Viewpoints on Industrial Attitudes of the Middle Class in Britain and Japan, which contrasts a Western emphasis on independence and competition with Eastern objection to concepts of individuality and egoism (Ch.20).
  • New coverage of gender history includes additional material on women in the home in the Italian Renaissance (Ch. 12); women’s role in the Chartist movement (Ch. 20); effects of British rule on Indian women’s legal status (Ch. 24); and gender issues for Muslim immigrants in France (Ch. 30).

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Table of Contents

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. Late Antiquity and the Emergence of the Medieval World.
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 Later 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 a New 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, 1945-1965.
29. Protest and Stagnation: The Western World, 1965-1985.
30. After The Fall: The Western World In A Global Age (Since 1985).

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Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715  (ISBN-10: 1111342121 | ISBN-13: 9781111342128)

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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Western Civilization: Volume A: To 1500  (ISBN-10: 1111342148 | ISBN-13: 9781111342142)

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 includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 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.


Western Civilization: Volume B: 1300 to 1815  (ISBN-10: 1111342156 | ISBN-13: 9781111342159)

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 includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 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.


Western Civilization: Volume C: Since 1789  (ISBN-10: 1111342164 | ISBN-13: 9781111342166)

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 includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 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.


Western Civilization: Alternate Volume: Since 1300  (ISBN-10: 1111342199 | ISBN-13: 9781111342197)

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: SINCE 1300 includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 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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This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches you basic and history-specific study skills including how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. Each unit contains a separate topic, approximately 5 to 15 minutes in length, and can be downloaded to your computer and played on any MP3 player: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role-Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.


eAudio The History Handbook Podcasts, Complete  (ISBN-10: 084006344X | ISBN-13: 9780840063441)

This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches you both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. You can purchase and download the complete eAudio handbook or any of its eighteen individual units at CengageBrain.com. Each unit contains a separate topic: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.


Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715  (ISBN-10: 1111342121 | ISBN-13: 9781111342128)

Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western civilization course! There is 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 plus new end-of-chapter study aids to help you prepare for exams. 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.


Western Civilization: Volume II: Since 1500  (ISBN-10: 111134213X | ISBN-13: 9781111342135)

Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western civilization course! There is 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 plus new end-of-chapter study aids to help you prepare for exams. 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.


Western Civilization: Volume A: To 1500  (ISBN-10: 1111342148 | ISBN-13: 9781111342142)

Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western civilization course! There is 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 plus new end-of-chapter study aids to help you prepare for exams. 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.


Western Civilization: Volume B: 1300 to 1815  (ISBN-10: 1111342156 | ISBN-13: 9781111342159)

Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western civilization course! There is 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 plus new end-of-chapter study aids to help you prepare for exams. 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.


Western Civilization: Volume C: Since 1789  (ISBN-10: 1111342164 | ISBN-13: 9781111342166)

Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western civilization course! There is 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 plus new end-of-chapter study aids to help you prepare for exams. 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.


Western Civilization: Alternate Volume: Since 1300  (ISBN-10: 1111342199 | ISBN-13: 9781111342197)

Join over one million students who have used Spielvogel’s texts to be successful in their Western civilization course! There is 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 plus new end-of-chapter study aids to help you prepare for exams. 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.


History CourseMate 2-Semester with eBook, Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center, InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111573530 | ISBN-13: 9781111573539)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate. In addition, you can access the History Resource Center, a "virtual reader" that provides you with hundreds of primary sources.


Aplia with eBook Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111927847 | ISBN-13: 9781111927844)

Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 8th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.


Aplia 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133509991 | ISBN-13: 9781133509998)

Succeed in your course with 2 semesters of access to Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 8th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.


WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111725454 | ISBN-13: 9781111725457)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book’s topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and weblinks.


Aplia Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111481717 | ISBN-13: 9781111481711)

Aplia™ is an online interactive learning solution that helps you improve comprehension--and your grade--by integrating a variety of mediums and tools such as video, tutorials, practice tests, and interactive eBook. Founded by a professor to enhance his own courses, Aplia™ provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question, and innovative teaching materials. More than 1,000,000 students like you have used Aplia™ at over 1,800 institutions. Aplia™ should be purchased only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.


WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111746729 | ISBN-13: 9781111746728)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book’s topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, and weblinks.


MindLink for Aplia 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285312546 | ISBN-13: 9781285312545)

Succeed in your Western Civilization course with two full semesters of access to Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 8th Edition. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.


Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285767489 | ISBN-13: 9781285767482)


The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, by Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University), is a no-nonsense guide to the skills you need to succeed in a history course. You’ll learn basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.


CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)

Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.


Document Exercise Workbook, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 0534560830 | ISBN-13: 9780534560836)

Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst, this collection of exercises helps you learn to read and interpret primary source documents through extensive practice. (Package item ONLY.)


Document Exercise Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 0534560849 | ISBN-13: 9780534560843)

Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst, this collection of exercises helps you learn to read and interpret primary source documents through extensive practice. (Package item ONLY.)


Music of Western Civilization  (ISBN-10: 0495030651 | ISBN-13: 9780495030652)

Listen to the "hits" of Western civilization, and get a deeper sense of cultural life in the era you're studying. Available at a low cost, this CD contains many of the musical selections highlighted in the textbook and provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization.


Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.


Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)

Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.


The Modern Researcher  (ISBN-10: 0495318701 | ISBN-13: 9780495318705)

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.


Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)

Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives you access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. You can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Jackson J. Spielvogel

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 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, 2013). He is also the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (9th 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.