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Western Civilization, 8th Edition

Western Civilization, 8th Edition
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
ISBN 13: 9780495913245
ISBN 10: 495913243
Edition: 8th
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1040
List Price: $271.95

For this edition of the text, Spielvogel (history, The Pennsylvania State University) adds new material on world history to show not only how Western civilization has affected the rest of the world but also how it has been influenced and even defined since its beginnings by contacts with other peoples around the world. Each chapter includes a lengthy introduction and conclusion to help maintain the continuity of the narrative. Other learning features include detailed chronologies with thumbnail images, chapter-opening anecdotes, chapter outlines and focus questions, key terms, and a pronunciation guide. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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)