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Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization, Volume I: To 1715, 9th Edition

  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285448464  |  ISBN-13: 9781285448466
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50

About

Overview

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Ninth Edition. The Advantage Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of maps, photos, and boxed features. Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has 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. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 99 maps and excerpts of over 70 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-44841-1; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-285-44846-6; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-28544851-0.

Features and Benefits

  • “Opposing Viewpoints” features, which present a comparison of two or three primary sources in order to facilitate student analysis of historical documents, include assignable questions suitable for individual or collaborative study.
  • “Images of Everyday Life” features combine two illustrations with a lengthy caption to provide insight into different aspects of social life.
  • “Film and History” features present a brief analysis of a film's plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy.
  • The text offers global perspectives and connections. Examples include: the importance of trade in Constantinople, with a quote comparing it to Bagdad as a cosmopolitan center (Ch. 7); an “Opposing Viewpoints” comparing feudalistic societies in Europe and Japan (Ch. 8); discussion on the spread of the plague through China, the Middle East, and Europe (Ch. 11); and an “Images of Everyday Life” feature on Spices and World Trade (Ch. 14).
  • Spielvogel provides a focused, consistent narrative throughout the text. The author is an award-winning teacher and scholar whose clear, lively, and informative writing style has made this 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.
  • The text includes more than 70 primary documents: letters, memoirs, 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.
  • Ninety-nine two-color maps are interspersed throughout the text. All maps include expanded map captions to encourage readers to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts.

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.

What's New

  • New historiographical subsections briefly examine how and why historians differ in their interpretation of specific topics. Examples include: “Was There a United Kingdom of Israel?” (Ch. 2); and “Was There a Renaissance for Women?” (Ch. 12).
  • New and revised coverage of gender history includes new material on women in Sparta (Ch. 3), women in the Hellenistic world (Ch. 4); the labor of women in the Frankish society (Ch. 7); women in Byzantium, the Slavic World, and the world of Islam (Ch. 8); and the roles of peasant women and women in medieval cities (Ch. 9).
  • New and revised material keeps the text up to date with recent historical scholarship. Examples include new material on: Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, and health care in ancient Egypt (Ch. 1); helots and women in Sparta, sports and violence in ancient Greece, and background of Themistocles (Ch. 3); women in the Hellenistic world (Ch. 4); the origins of the Etruscans, and Julius Caesar and Cleopatra VII (Ch. 5).
  • New content includes a new section, “Art and the Black Death” (Ch. 11); a new section on “Disease in the New World” and material on the West Indies (Ch. 14); material on Judith Leyster and Rembrandt (Ch. 15); and material on Maria Merian and on Galileo's telescope (Ch. 16).

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: text, Vol I + LMS Integrated for MindTap® History Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305412664  | ISBN-13: 9781305412668

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization, Volume I: To 1715
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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization, Volume I: To 1715
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Printed Text, Vol I + MindTap® History Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305615468  | ISBN-13:  9781305615465

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization, Volume I: To 1715
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

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

COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the perfect complement to any class.

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

In this new edition of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, success in a history course is within every student’s reach! Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University) have prepared a no-nonsense guide that teaches 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.

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Student Supplements

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.

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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.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

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.