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Western civilization. Volume A, To 1500

Author: Jackson J Spielvogel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This] narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history ... Each chapter offers a substantial introduction and conclusion, providing students a context for these disparate themes. [The author includes] excerpts of over 200 primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--that enliven the past while introducing students to source  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jackson J Spielvogel
ISBN: 0534646050 9780534646059
OCLC Number: 58731198
Notes: Originally published: Belmont, Calif. : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2006. 6th ed.
This book is part of the modular book, Western Civilization / Jackson J. Spielvogel. 6th ed. Belmont, Calif. : Thomson Wadsworth, c2006.
Also published: v. B. 1300-1815--v. C. Since 1789.
Volume B begins with Chapter 11, The later middle ages, crisis and disintegration in the fourteenth century.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
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 the 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 --
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Other Titles: To 1500
Responsibility: Jackson J. Spielvogel.

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[This] narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history ... Each chapter offers a substantial introduction and conclusion, providing students a context for these disparate themes. [The author includes] excerpts of over 200 primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--that enliven the past while introducing students to source material that forms the basis of historical scholarship.-http://www.wadsworth.com.

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