Western Civilization

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Author : Jackson Spielvogel


1056 Pages  Hardcover 

9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006

©2015, Published


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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 narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memor... more


“Opposing Viewpoints” features, which present a comparison of two or three primary sources in order to facilitate student analysis of historical documents, appear in every chapter. Topics include “The Great Flood: Two Versions” (Ch. 1, new); “Lords, Vassals, and Samurai in Europe and Japan”(Ch. 8, n... more

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New “Connections to Today” questions at the beginning of chapters help students appreciate the relevance of history by asking them to draw connections between the past and present.

New historiographical subsections briefly examine how and why historians differ in their interpretation of specific to... more