Western Civilization: Alternate Volume: Since 1300

  • AUTHOR: Jackson J. Spielvogel
  • ISBN-13: 9781111342197 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 752 Pages  Paperback 
  • 8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel 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. WESTERN CIVILIZATION: SINCE 1300 includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7.

Features

  • Spielvogel provides a focused, consistent narrative throughout. The author is an award-winning teacher and scholar whose clear, lively, and informative writing style has made this up-to-date text so successful with students. Numerous testimonials state that a primary reason professors use this text is because their students can read and understand it at schools that range from Ivy League universities to two-year technical colleges.
  • Documents. The text includes primary documents: letters, memoirs, song lyrics, official documents, diary entries, menus, poetry, plays, and more--giving students access to the kinds of materials historians use to create their interpretations of the past. Students will encounter a first-hand account of Catherine the Great’s childhood based on her memoirs, and even the lyrics to the groundbreaking hip-hop song “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
  • Maps. Four-color maps are interspersed throughout the text including an average of three “spot maps” in each chapter. These resources provide critical details on smaller areas not apparent in the larger maps. All maps include expanded map captions to encourage readers to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts. In addition, a pull-out map, along with a walkthrough entitled “How to Read a Map,” is included at the front of the text.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Jackson J. Spielvogel

    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.

Table of Contents

11. The Later 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, 1945-1965.
29. Protest and Stagnation: The Western World, 1965-1985.
30. After The Fall: The Western World In A Global Age (Since 1985).

New to this Edition

  • Expanded “Opposing Viewpoints.” This feature, which presents a comparison of two or three primary sources in order to facilitate student analysis of historical documents, has been expanded and now appears in every chapter. New topics include “Causes of the Black Death: Contemporary Views” (Chapter 11), “Industrial Attitudes of the Middle Class in Britain and Japan” (Chapter 20), and “Czechoslovakia, 1968: Two Faces of Communism” (Chapter 28). Assignable questions at the end of each feature allow for individual or collaborative study.
  • Expanded “Images of Everyday Life.” This feature, which combines two or more illustrations with a lengthy caption to provide insight into different aspects of social life, can now be found in more chapters and includes new topics such as “The Role of Spices in World Trade” (Chapter 14), and “The Rise of the Supermarket” (Chapter 28).
  • Expanded “Film and History.” This feature, which presents a brief analysis of a film’s plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy, includes such additions as AMADEUS and THE YOUNG VICTORIA.
  • New end-of-chapter review material includes a Summary illustrated with thumbnail images, a Chapter Timeline, and a new Chapter Review that assists students in the study of the chapter. This review consists of “Upon Reflection” essay questions and Key Terms lists from the chapter.
  • New Primary Source Icons in the margin indicate related primary source documents available on the Companion Website. The Pronunciation Guide is now incorporated into the text to make it easier for students to immediately learn how to pronounce unfamiliar or difficult terms.
  • In response to peer-reviewer suggestions, this edition adds increased attention to global perspectives including the following new sections: the Black Death traces spread of the plague by way of trade through China, the Middle East, and Europe (Ch. 11); Images of Everyday Life feature on Role of Spices in World Trade (Ch. 14); and Opposing Viewpoints on Industrial Attitudes of the Middle Class in Britain and Japan, which contrasts a Western emphasis on independence and competition with Eastern objection to concepts of individuality and egoism (Ch.20).
  • New coverage of gender history includes additional material on women in the home in the Italian Renaissance (Ch. 12); women’s role in the Chartist movement (Ch. 20); effects of British rule on Indian women’s legal status (Ch. 24); and gender issues for Muslim immigrants in France (Ch. 30).

Components

Teacher Components

  • CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)
    COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the perfect complement to any class.
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  • Document Exercise Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 0534560849 | ISBN-13: 9780534560843)
    This is a two-volume collection of exercises based around primary sources, teaching students how to use documents and historiographic methods.
    Price = 30.75
  • Music of Western Civilization  (ISBN-10: 0495030651 | ISBN-13: 9780495030652)
    Available free to adopters, this lecture-launcher CD is tied to icons in the book, directing readers to listen to pieces mentioned in the text. Provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization. Available to students for a small fee.
    Price = 16.50
  • Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)
    Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.
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  • Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)
    DOING HISTORY: RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE presents a "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history, with an eye for making the most of current technology. The authors begin their straightforward approach with an overview of the discipline. Then, they lay out a systematic approach to research, cover how to analyze sources and write the paper, and finally offer examples of various citation styles.
    Price = 60.00
  • Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)
    Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives your students access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. Students can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.
    Price = 29.00

Student Supplements

  • CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)
    Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.
    Price = 67.00
  • Document Exercise Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 0534560849 | ISBN-13: 9780534560843)
    Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst, this collection of exercises helps you learn to read and interpret primary source documents through extensive practice. (Package item ONLY.)
    Price = 30.75
  • Music of Western Civilization  (ISBN-10: 0495030651 | ISBN-13: 9780495030652)
    Listen to the "hits" of Western civilization, and get a deeper sense of cultural life in the era you're studying. Available at a low cost, this CD contains many of the musical selections highlighted in the textbook and provides a broad sampling of the important musical pieces of Western civilization.
    Price = 16.50
  • Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)
    Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.
    Price = 90.00
  • Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)
    Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.
    Price = 60.00
  • Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)
    Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives you access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. You can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.
    Price = 29.00