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Western Civilization: A Brief History : Volume II: Since 1300 Paperback – November, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co; Stg edition (November 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534560776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534560775
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,794,600 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 such journals as Moreana, Journal of General Education, Catholic Historical Review, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, and American Historical Review. He has also 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 courses as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (fourth edition, 2001). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (fifth edition, 2003). He is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (fourth edition, 2004). 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Lisa G. Robeson on June 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
I used Spielvogel's _Western Civilization: A Brief History_ when teaching a Humanities I course. _A Brief History_ is a shorter, paperback adaptation of Spielvogel's longer _Western Civilization_. Of the Western Civ texts I've used before (including the longer version of Spielvogel, I thought _A Brief History_ was the most successful. Spielvogel did a good job of choosing the most important historical events and cultural developments to include in his shorter version, at least those most likely to be included in a Western Civ course. Important information is clear both from subheadings and from the text itself, and short samples of primary texts that give students a taste of the past are included. Students also seemed to enjoy reading the _Brief History_ more other Western Civ texts I've taught. Women's history is well-represented. Only caveat: Because the text is a shorter version, not much of Asian, African, or Indian history is included.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
this is a good introductory book for western civilization. if u r new to the field of western civilization, then read this book before any more advanced or complicated books...
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Tuura on March 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
I got the book in a very timely manner, and the book was just as you described it! Thanks!
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