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 ... more
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 ... more
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 This feature, which presents a comparison of two or three primary sources in order to facilitate student analysis of historical documents, has been expanded and now appears in every chapter.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 1... more
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 mater... more
This is a two-volume collection of exercises based around primary sources, teaching students how to use documents and historiographic methods.
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.
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 anal... more
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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.)
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.
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... more