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Western Civilization: A Brief History

Western Civilization: A Brief History
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
ISBN 13: 9780495571476
ISBN 10: 495571474
Edition: 7
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 768
List Price: $239.95

For this third edition of a text/CD-ROM package, Spielvogel (professor emeritus, history, The Pennsylvania State University) adds new material to show how Western civilization has been influenced since its beginnings by contact with other peoples around the world. Learning features include primary source document excerpts, color maps and illustrations, and focus questions. Much material has been updated to reflect recent scholarship. The CD-ROM contains study tips, review questions, interactive maps, and links to other history sites. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Integrates the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of Western civilization into a chronological, narrative account, featuring excerpts from primary documents of different periods, detailed chronologies and timelines, and color maps, photos, and illustrations. Coverage encompasses the first civilizations of the ancient Near East, through the contemporary Western world since 1970. New to this second edition are focus questions, chapter outlines, and a glossary, plus additional primary document boxes. Spielvogel is professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)