Western Civilization, Comprehensive Volume (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-07-23
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This best-selling Western civilization text 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. Available in many split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Comprehensive, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 0534600069; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume I, To 1715, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0534600077; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume II, Since 1550, Fifth Edition (Chapters 13-29), ISBN: 0534600085; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume A: To 1500, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 0534529496; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume B: 1300-1815, Fifth Edition (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 053452950X; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume C: Since 1789, Fifth Edition (Chapters 19-29), ISBN: 0534529526; WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Since 1300, Fifth Edition (Chapters 11-29), ISBN: 0534600107.

Table of Contents

1. The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
2. The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires
3. The Civilizations of the Greeks
4. The Hellenistic World
5. The Roman Republic
6. The Roman Empire
7. The Passing of the Roman World and the Emergence of Medieval Civilization
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 Late 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 a New 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, 1945-1970
29. The Contemporary Western World (Since 1970)
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