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Western civilization : comprehensive volume

Author: Jackson J Spielvogel
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This page-turning saga brings the past alive, from the first human civilizations to the present. Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling Western Civilization is a rich and balanced narrative chronicling 6,000 years of history from the first human civilizations to the dramatic events signaling the end of our millennium. Acclaimed by students and instructors alike for its power and clarity, this book is your essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jackson J Spielvogel
ISBN: 0534568351 9780534568351
OCLC Number: 41880340
Description: xxx, 971 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
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 --
The passing of the Roman world and the emergence of medieval civilization --
European civilization in the early Middle Ages, 750-1000 --
The recovery and growth of European society in the high Middle Ages --
A new world of cities and kingdoms --
The late Middle Ages: crisis and disintegration in the fourteenth century --
Recovery and rebirth: the age of the Renaissance --
The age of the Reformation --
Discovery and crisis in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
Response to crisis: 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 and anxiety, 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, 1945-1970 --
The contemporary Western world (since 1970).
Responsibility: Jackson J. Spielvogel.
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This page-turning saga brings the past alive, from the first human civilizations to the present. Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling Western Civilization is a rich and balanced narrative chronicling 6,000 years of history from the first human civilizations to the dramatic events signaling the end of our millennium. Acclaimed by students and instructors alike for its power and clarity, this book is your essential resource for mastering the material in the Western civilization course. Spielvogel's writing will draw you into the political, economic, social, military, cultural, intellectual, and religious aspects of each time period. Each chapter includes many primary sources that offer vivid, first-hand glimpses of the people and their times. Beautifully drawn maps, timelines, chronologies, and anecdotes add to the multi-faceted excellence of a book that brings the past alive. And now, this Fourth Edition helps you connect the past to the vast resources of the Internet with an exciting website and InfoTrac College Edition links in every chapter. - Back cover.

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