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  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495502855  |  ISBN-13: 9780495502852
  • 1056 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003, 2000
  • © 2009 | Published
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Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • The text includes more than 200 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 groundbreaking hip-hop song "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
  • The Western Civilization History Resource Center offers hundreds of primary sources such as speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems plus maps, simulations, timelines and additional images that bring history to life, along with interactive assignable exercises. A map feature includes Google Earth™ coordinates that allows students to compare the traditional textbook map with an aerial view of the location today.
  • More than 160 four-color maps are interspersed throughout the text including an average of 3 "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 and a feature entitled "How to Read a Map," is included at the front of the text.
  • Covering a rich variety of topics, WESTERN CIVILIZATION surveys often-times untouched topics such as: early Egyptian civilization, Alexander and the Mauryan Empire in India, martyred Christian women, the impact of expansion on European lifestyle and rivalries, the impact of travel literature on Western intellectuals, the defeat of Napoleon, how industrialized nations limited industrialization in their colonies, the Russian Revolution, the Nazis and women, Asian theater of World War II, and international terrorism.
  • 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.

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).
Glossary.
Pronunciation Guide.

What's New

  • "Opposing Viewpoints" primary documents present two or more different viewpoints on the same topic, giving students an opportunity to "do history" by analyzing differing perspectives on the same event or issue. Examples include "The Siege of Jerusalem: Christian and Muslim and Perspectives," "West Meets East: An Exchange of Royal Letters" and "White Man's Burden vs. Black Man's Burden." Assignable questions at the end of each feature allow for individual or collaborative study.
  • New "Images of Everyday Life" features examine two or three illustrations with a common caption to provide insight into different aspects of social life, such as "Activities of Athenian Women," "Entertainment in the Middle Ages," "The Aristocratic Way of Life," and "Youth Culture in the 1960s."
  • This edition's innovative new "Film and History" features show students how movies represent—or sometimes misrepresent--the past.
  • In response to peer-reviewer suggestions, this edition includes increased attention to the broad themes of history. Students now have an even firmer base on which to build their understanding of history's scope and to analyze their own era in history.
  • Chapter-opening focus questions are now repeated at the beginning of each major section in the chapter to remind students of the major points and help reinforce the significance of each section.
  • Expanded chapter introductions and conclusions provide stronger connections between events discussed in the chapter and their impact on the development of Western civilization.

Supplements

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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 to you, this CD contains many of the musical selections highlighted in the text and provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization.

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Prepared by Eugene Larson of Los Angeles Pierce College, this expanded and improved manual includes chapter outlines and summaries; suggested lecture topics; discussion questions pertaining to the primary source documents presented in the text; suggested student activities, map exercises and links to some of the best and most relevant websites available. Exam questions include essays, identifications, multiple choice and true/false questions.

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Offering choice and flexibility, CengageNOW for Spielvogel's Western Civilization, Seventh Edition, featuring Personalized Study plans, saves you time through its automatic grading and easy-to-use gradebook, and provides your students with an efficient way to study. For every chapter, personalized study allows students to focus on what they still need to learn and to select the activities that best match their learning style. In addition, with CengageNOW, students can choose how they want to read the textbook—via integrated digital eBook or by reading the print version. NOW includes access to the Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center. Assigning work in CengageNOW takes just seconds, and student results flow automatically into your online gradebook if you wish. And CengageNOW gives you choices in the way you deliver its services and tools. Wadsworth, a part of Cengage Learning offers integration of CengageNOW with many course management platforms, including WebCT®, Blackboard®, and, eCollege®. Students can log in at their school's course management platform, access all the CengageNOW content with no additional login, and see their grades in a single gradebook.

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CengageNOW Resource Center with eBook, InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code, Vol. I  (ISBN-10: 0495794317 | ISBN-13: 9780495794318)

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CengageNOW Resource Center with eBook, InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code, Vol. A  (ISBN-10: 049579435X | ISBN-13: 9780495794356)

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Study Guide, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 0495566551 | ISBN-13: 9780495566557)

Prepared by James T. Baker of Western Kentucky University, the Study Guide includes chapter outlines and summaries, a glossary of key terms for each chapter, analysis of primary source documents, and questions that include matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, chronology, critical thought, and map exercise questions.

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Study Guide, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 049556656X | ISBN-13: 9780495566564)

Prepared by James T. Baker of Western Kentucky University, the Study Guide includes chapter outlines and summaries, a glossary of key terms for each chapter, analysis of primary source documents, and questions that include matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, chronology, critical thought, and map exercise questions.

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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 to you, this CD contains many of the musical selections highlighted in the text and provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization.

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Offering choice and flexibility, CengageNOW for Spielvogel's Western Civilization, Seventh Edition, featuring Personalized Study plans, saves you time through its automatic grading and easy-to-use gradebook, and provides your students with an efficient way to study. For every chapter, personalized study allows students to focus on what they still need to learn and to select the activities that best match their learning style. In addition, with CengageNOW, students can choose how they want to read the textbook—via integrated digital eBook or by reading the print version. NOW includes access to the Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center. Assigning work in CengageNOW takes just seconds, and student results flow automatically into your online gradebook if you wish. And CengageNOW gives you choices in the way you deliver its services and tools. Wadsworth, a part of Cengage Learning offers integration of CengageNOW with many course management platforms, including WebCT®, Blackboard®, and, eCollege®. Students can log in at their school's course management platform, access all the CengageNOW content with no additional login, and see their grades in a single gradebook.

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Offering choice and flexibility, CengageNOW for Spielvogel's Western Civilization, Seventh Edition, featuring Personalized Study plans, saves you time through its automatic grading and easy-to-use gradebook, and provides your students with an efficient way to study. For every chapter, personalized study allows students to focus on what they still need to learn and to select the activities that best match their learning style. In addition, with CengageNOW, students can choose how they want to read the textbook—via integrated digital eBook or by reading the print version. NOW includes access to the Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center. Assigning work in CengageNOW takes just seconds, and student results flow automatically into your online gradebook if you wish. And CengageNOW gives you choices in the way you deliver its services and tools. Wadsworth, a part of Cengage Learning offers integration of CengageNOW with many course management platforms, including WebCT®, Blackboard®, and, eCollege®. Students can log in at their school's course management platform, access all the CengageNOW content with no additional login, and see their grades in a single gradebook.

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Classics of Western Thought Series: The Twentieth Century, Volume IV, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0534143393 | ISBN-13: 9780534143398)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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 THE 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, 2014). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (10th Edition, 2017), and the coauthor (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in 1994 (8th Edition, 2016). 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.