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Jackson J. Spielvogel puts his expertise to work to present students with a widely-used resource in his textbook Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715, ISBN 9781111342128. This market-leading text has been used by more than a million readers to gain knowledge about the present happenings by investigating the events of the past. The integration of an...
Jackson J. Spielvogel puts his expertise to work to present students with a widely-used resource in his textbook Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715, ISBN 9781111342128. This market-leading text has been used by more than a million readers to gain knowledge about the present happenings by investigating the events of the past. The integration of an intriguing, chronological writing style is used to present the themes of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military components of history. Jackson J. Spielvogel received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and currently serves as associate professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. Spielvogel is a highly published writer with his articles and reviews appearing in several journals including Moreana, Journal of General Education, Catholic Historical Review, and American Historical Review. He has also authored and co-authored several books including Hitler and Nazi Germany and World History. Spielvogel strategically organizes the concepts of Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715 across 16 comprehensive chapters. Chapter 1 begins this book with a look at 'The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations' followed by chapter 2 discussing 'The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires.' Chapter 3 investigates 'The Civilization of the Greeks' while chapter 4 presents coverage of 'The Hellenistic World.' 'The Roman Republic' is the topic of choice in chapter 5 followed by 'The Roman Empire' in chapter 6 and 'Late Antiquity and the Emergence of the Medieval World' discussed in chapter 7. Chapter 8 delves into 'European Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750-1000' while chapter 9 takes a look at 'The Recovery and Growth of European Society in the High Middle Ages' and chapter 10 tackles 'The Rise of Kingdoms and the Growth of Church Power.' Chapter 11 focuses on 'The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century' with chapter 12 devoting time to 'Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of The Renaissance' and chapter 13 investigating 'Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century.' 'Europe and the World: New Encounters, 1500-1800' is the focus of chapter 14 followed by 'State Building and the Search for Order in the Seventeenth Century' presented in chapter 15. The book concludes with chapter 16 entitled 'Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: The Scientific Revolution and the Emergence of Modern Science.'
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