9780534529499

Western Civilization Volume A: To 1500 (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534529499

  • ISBN10:

    0534529496

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/24/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This is Volume A (chapters 1-12) of the best-selling Western civilization text that has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn about the present by exploring the past. Jack 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. Each chapter offers a substantial introduction and conclusion that sparks students' imaginations by giving them a context within which to understand these disparate themes. And while the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel has included dozens of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--that enliven the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. This text is available in many split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Comprehensive, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 0-534-60006-9 WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume I, To 1715, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0-534-60007-7 WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume II, Since 1550, Fifth Edition (Chapters 13-29), ISBN: 0-534-60008-5 WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume A: To 1500, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 0-534-52949-6 WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume B: 1300-1815, Fifth Edition (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 0-534-52950-X WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume C: Since 1789, Fifth Edition (Chapters 19-29), ISBN: 0-534-52952-6 WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Since 1300, Fifth Edition (Chapters 11-29), ISBN: 0-534-60010-7

Table of Contents

Documents xi
Photo Credits xvii
Maps
xix
Chronologies xxi
Preface xxiii
Introduction to Students of Western Civilization xxix
The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
1(29)
The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires
30(20)
The Civilization of the Greeks
50(32)
The Hellenistic World
82(21)
The Roman Republic
103(30)
The Roman Empire
133(29)
The Passing of the Roman World and the Emergence of Medieval Civilization
162(28)
European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750--1000
190(27)
The Recovery and Growth of European Society in the High Middle Ages
217(26)
The Rise of Kingdoms and the Growth of Church Power
243(30)
The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century
273(29)
Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissance
302(35)
Glossary 337(8)
Pronunciation Guide 345(8)
Index 353

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