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Western Civilization: A Brief History Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0495571476 ISBN-10: 0495571474 Edition: 7th

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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495571474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495571476
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as MOREANA, JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION, CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, ARCHIV FÜR REFORMATIONSGESCHICHTE, and AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW. He also has contributed chapters or articles to THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF REFORMATION, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER ANNUAL OF HOLOCAUST STUDIES, and UTOPIAN STUDIES. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State he helped inaugurate the Western Civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (Sixth Edition, 2010). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Eighth Edition, 2012) and is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (Seventh Edition, 2013). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988-1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in 2005. He is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (Sixth Edition, 2010).

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It was exactly what I needed and exactly how it was described!
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Definitely a good companion to have in a Western Civ class.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vincent on April 29, 2013
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I purchased this book for a college history class and it proved very helpful to give a different perspective on the things my professor was saying. Definitely a good companion to have in a Western Civ class.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Thomas on December 30, 2012
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If you're looking for a book on Western Civ that takes you through the experience with chronological consistency -this isn't your book. You'll go jumping back and forth too many times to piece things together within a trustworthy timeframe,which is necessary when dealing with the "glorious past". Nevertheless, none can claim to be a victim of false advertising as the subtitle itself warns that it is a "brief history".Not to be overly harsh on the work; it does move "forward" for the most part. What it lacks in order it makes up for with its excellent insets, descriptive avenues, and illustrations. Spielgovel has other works which may be a better choice for those looking for an introductory text. While this is not THE western civ book you might be looking for, its an uber accompaniment.The depth with which it presents topics like the Renaissance, and Enlightenment is far superior to other works which were more standard in their organization
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By Jenna Wilson on September 29, 2013
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Renting this book for such a low price is a steal but a good one, it's in good condition and just what I required for class.
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Book arrived within a decent amount of time and in condition as it was described and for a great price!
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i was a little confuse with the chapter question but i pass my class using this book. it is a good one for anyone who has history subject
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I was down to the last minute, and per my usual... waited to order my books ;( this one arrived FAST! I really don't know how I will do in my class as my husband has not put it down since it's arrival! Would do business again in a heartbeat!
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