9780495099741

Western Civilization A Brief History, Volume I: To 1715

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    9780495099741

  • ISBN10:

    0495099740

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Put the world today into context by learning about the past through this brief, best-selling Western Civilization text that has helped thousands of students succeed in the course. Jack Spielvogel's engaging style of writing 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. You will also be exposed to primary source documents ? actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter. These documents include letters, poems, and songs through history-documents that actually enliven the past. Throughout the book there are also helpful tools to help you digest the reading including outlines, chronologies, numerous maps and key terms with definitions.

Table of Contents

The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires
The Civilization of the Greeks
The Hellenistic World
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Late Antiquity and the Emergence of Medieval World
European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750-1000
The Recovery and Growth of European Society in the High Middle Ages
The Rise of Kingdoms and the Growth of Church Power
The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century
Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissance
Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century
Europe and the World: New Encounters, 1500-1800
State Building and the Search for Order in the Seventeenth Century
Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: The Scientific Revolution and the Emergence of Modern Science
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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