Western Civilization, Volume I

Western Civilization, Volume I : A Brief History: To 1715

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Put the world today into context by learning about the past through this brief, best-selling Western Civilization text that has helped thousands of students succeed in the course. Jack Spielvogel's engaging style of writing weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. You will also be exposed to primary source documents--actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter. These documents include letters, poems, and songs through history--documents that enliven the past. Throughout the book there are also helpful tools to help you digest the reading, including outlines, focus questions, chronologies, numerous maps, and boldface key terms with definitions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 816.46g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 8th
  • colour illustrations, colour tables, maps
  • 1133607926
  • 9781133607922

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"[T]his is an excellent text. The coverage is comprehensive (unusual for a brief text!) and the writing is engaging and clear. I have seen other brief texts that read like compressed versions of the full text that are impossible for students to 'unpack' and difficult to slog through. This brief text will be very appealing for students."show more