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Western Civilization
     

Western Civilization

by Jackson J. Spielvogel, Baxter Staff (Editor)
 

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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. 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. Cengage Advantage

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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. 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. Cengage Advantage Books: Western Civilization includes 99 maps and excerpts of over 85 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship.

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This is the new edition of a standard survey text, prepared by Jackson J. Spielvogel (Pennsylvania State U.). The publisher has also produced, under separate ISBNs, a number of versions covering selected portions of history, so that professors can assign the abbreviated texts as appropriate for their courses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Spielvogel…is the standard for Western Civilization."

"I have been teaching Western Civilization for almost twenty years and have, at one time or another, assigned many of Spielvogel's competitors. But once I adopted Spielvogel I have consistently used it and recommended to my adjuncts that they do the same. It is the best Western Civ. text on the market."

"The author strikes a very good balance between being comprehensive without drowning students in detail. … All of the chapters are strong, which is a big reason that I use the book."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314828934
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
History Series
Pages:
613

Meet the Author

Jackson J. Spielvogel is Associate Professor Emeritus of History at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Moreana, Journal of General Education, Catholic Historical Review, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, and American Historical Review. He also has contributed chapters or articles to THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, the SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER ANNUAL OF HOLOCAUST STUDIES, and UTOPIAN STUDIES. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State, he helped inaugurate the Western Civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (7th Edition, 2014). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (10th Edition, 2017), and the coauthor (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in 1994 (8th Edition, 2016). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988-1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.

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