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Western Civilization : A Brief History: Since 1500

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4th
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9780495099758

ISBN10:
0495099759
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/4/2007
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

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 You will also be exposed to primary source documents actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter.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

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
The Eighteenth Century: An Age of Enlightenment
The Eighteenth Century: European States, International Wars, and Social Change
A Revolution in Politics: The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon
The Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on European Society
Reaction, Revolution, and Romanticism, 1815-1850
An Age of Nationalism and Realism, 1850-1871
Mass Society in an "Age of Progress", 1871-1894
An Age of Modernity, Anxiety, and Imperialism, 1894-1914
The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution
The Futile Search for a New Stability: Europe Between the Wars, 1919-1939
The Deepening of the European Crisis: World War II
Cold War and a New Western World, 1945-1973
The Contemporary Western World Since 1973
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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