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Western Civilization, 9th Edition

  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285436407  |  ISBN-13: 9781285436401
  • 1056 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging 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 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 9781285436401; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-285-43648-7; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-43655-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-285-43658-6; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-285-43661-6; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-43662-3; Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-43668-5.

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features, which present a comparison of two or three primary sources in order to facilitate student analysis of historical documents, appear in every chapter. Topics include “The Great Flood: Two Versions” (Ch. 1, new); “Lords, Vassals, and Samurai in Europe and Japan”(Ch. 8, new); “Spain Divided: The Poems of Two Brothers” (Ch. 26); and “Islam and the West: Secularism in France” (Ch. 30). Assignable questions at the end of each feature aid individual or collaborative study.
  • “Images of Everyday Life” features, which combine two or more illustrations with a lengthy caption to provide insight into different aspects of social life, can be found in eighteen chapters. New topics include “Children in the Roman World” (Ch. 6), “Family and Marriage in Renaissance Italy” (Ch. 12), Women and the Salon” (Ch. 17), and “Political Cartoons: Attacks on the King” (Ch. 21).
  • “Film and History” features, which present a brief analysis of a film's plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy, appear in eighteen chapters. Featured films include “300” (Ch. 3), “The Lion in Winter” (Ch. 10), “Amadeus” (Ch. 17), and “Europa, Europa” (Ch. 27).
  • End-of-chapter review material includes an illustrated Chapter Summary, a Chapter Timeline, and Chapter Review consisting of “Upon Reflection” essay questions and Key Terms lists from the chapter.
  • 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); an “Images of Everyday Life” feature on Spices and World Trade (Ch. 14); and an “Opposing Viewpoints” that contrasts a Western emphasis on independence and competition with Eastern objection to individuality and egoism (Ch. 20).
  • 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.
  • More than 250 primary documents-letters, memoirs, song lyrics, official documents, diary entries, menus, poetry, plays, and the like-give students access to the kinds of materials historians use to create their interpretations of the past. Students encounter such varied sources as a Renaissance banquet menu, a student fight song in nineteenth-century Britain, letters exchanged between a woman and her fiancé in World War I, and a debate in the Reformation era. All these sources reveal in vivid fashion what Western civilization meant to the individual men and women who shaped it.
  • A total of 155 maps 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 captions and map questions to encourage readers to make connections across eras, 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.
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, 1945–1965.
29. Protest and Stagnation: The Western World, 1965–1985.
30. After The Fall: The Western World in a Global Age (Since 1985).

What's New

  • New “Connections to Today” questions at the beginning of chapters help students appreciate the relevance of history by asking them to draw connections between the past and present.
  • 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); “Was There a Renaissance for Women?” (Ch. 12); “Was There an Agricultural Revolution?” (Ch. 18); “The Retreat from Democracy: Were There Totalitarian States?” (Ch. 26); and “Why did the Soviet Union Collapse?” (Ch. 30).
  • New primary source excerpts are included in document boxes and in “Opposing Viewpoints” features. New examples include: “The Great Flood: Two Versions” (Ch. 1); “Goliardic Poetry: The Archpoet” (Ch. 9); “A Liberated Woman in the Fourteenth Century” (Ch. 11); “The Impact of Agricultural Changes” (Ch. 18); “The Great Irish Potato Famine” (Ch. 20); and “Prostitution in Victorian London” (Ch. 23).
  • 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). Also new: a historiographical subsection, “Was There a Renaissance for Women?” (Ch. 12); a document, “Margaret Cavendish: The Education of Women” (Ch. 16); an “Images of Everyday Life” feature, “Women and the Salon” (Ch. 17); and material on working class women (Ch. 23).
  • 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); and 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); material on Maria Merian and on Galileo's telescope (Ch. 16); a section on “The New Consumers” and new material on primogeniture (Ch. 18); and material on the finances of the French court and on the Treaties of Tilsit (Ch. 19).
  • Other new material discusses Robert Koch and health care (Ch. 22); public health and sewers, redesigning cities, working-class women, mass leisure in the cities, and diet in the second half of the nineteenth century (Ch. 23); imperialism and Impressionism (Ch. 24); and Algerian independence and the 1960s economy (Ch. 28).
  • Chapter 30, “After The Fall: The Western World In A Global Age (Since 1985),” includes new material on Russia, France, Italy, and the United States as well as on the war in Afghanistan, population trends, immigration, terrorism, the West and Islam, technology, and the environment.
  • New topics for “Images of Everyday Life” features include: “Children in the Roman World” (Ch. 6), “Family and Marriage in Renaissance Italy” (Ch. 12), “Women and the Salon” (Ch. 17), and “Political Cartoons: Attacks on the King” (Ch. 21).
  • New “Film & History” features examine the historical relevance and accuracy of “Vision” (Ch. 10) and “The Iron Lady” (Ch. 29).

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“Of all the texts that I have read and used, Spielvogel provides the best overall summary. It is more balanced than any other text and its straightforward chronological approach is most suited to introductory students.”

— Ann Pond, Bishop State Community College

“I prefer Spielvogel to [other texts]. First of all, WESTERN CIVILIZATION has one author and reads better as a result. The reading experience is more 'seamless' for my students. [One text] didn't have enough detail, while [another text] had too much at times, or so my students claimed. Spielvogel has just the right balance.”

— Jeff Plaks, University of Central Oklahoma

“Bay College adopts Spielvogel because it is 'THE' text for Western Civilization. Other texts are adequate but Spielvogel presents an INTRODUCTORY view that covers the Core Concepts. Spielvogel is not too political, not too religious, not too economy-focused.”

— Randall Allen, Bay de Noc Community College, Bay West Campus

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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.