ONLINE WESTERN CIVILIZATION TEXTBOOKS
TEXTS- PURCHASE CHOICES: Fall, Winter, Spring
Go online for used book and there are "plenty." Or go to Foothill Bookstore [just before quarter starts] to get a new textbook.
ONLINE ONLY: History 4A: Western Civilization: The Ancient World
Jackson J. Spielvogel:
: A Brief History Volume I: To 1715.
Read to the end of Chapter 7.
Western Civilization: From Fall of Rome to Eve
of French Revolution
Jackson J. Spielvogel: Western Civilization: A Brief History Volume I: To 1715.
Read from Chapter 7 to Chapter 20.
4B PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS
The "Other Book": Choose 1 book from the following five: Your TA may also have other books approved and once school starts, you can ask her or give her a suggestion. You will have to order any one of these online. The FH Bookstore will NOT be carrying them.
Brooks, Geraldine: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Paperback, Viking, 2002) ISBN: 067091021X
Defoe, Daniel: A Journal of the Plague Year (Paperback, 1722, Random House Reprint, 2001) ISBN: 0375757899
Danziger, Danny: The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium (Paperback, Back Bay Books, 2000) ) ISBN: 316511579
Gies, Joseph and Frances Gies: Life in a Medieval Citiy (Paperback, Perennial, 1981) ISBN: 0060908807
Western Civilization: Act III: From the
Jackson J. Spielvogel: Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume II: Since 1789.
(Any edition )
TEXTS: SUMMER FIVE-WEEK
History 4A: Western Civilization: The
History 4C: Western Civilization: Act
III: French Revolution to Today
Jackson J. Spielvogel:Western Civilization: Brief History — Volume II: Since 1789 (Any edition)
So many requests have come in asking me where folks can order the second edition of my book:
Hitler's Death Camps - The Sanity of Madness. The Foothill Bookstore Has it
GOSH, JUST GO TO
ANY BOOKSTORE OR LIBRARY! And pick one written in last ten years.
BOOK. YOU HAVE FULL CHOICE - YOURSELF - BUT IT MUST BE
APPROVED. What follows is 3 years old. And it is not what
you "have to do." Check out Libraries, bookstores, your interests
and choose. But read the "rules" on your private core site.
Contrary to some popular opinion, those of use who work with the Web and learn from it, also love books and could not do without them. I am asked often by students and Web page users, what books would I recommend. There are so many. But I am one who believes that learning and enjoyment should go together. It can even be fun! Thus, historical mysteries and historical novels are at the top of my enjoyment list. And mysteries set in historical time are probably the best way to get a taste of the period. So I have recommended a few good novels and several great mysteries. Of course, I have also listed some of my favorite non-fiction books. I have tried to pick ones that are of reasonable length, fairly recent, in print, fairly easy to obtain, and interesting. Take your pick and enjoy. There is nothing definitive about the non-fiction. THESE ARE JUST ONES I LIKE. YOU CAN GO TO ANY LIBRARY OR BOOKSTORE AND LET ME KNOW OF OTHERS YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ.
Decide on an historical area you want to know more about. Check a good "scholarly" NON-FICTION book out of the Foothill Library or any library. I have prepared a list of what is available - BUT IT IS 4 YEARS OLD. You can do your own search on the FH site. Even if you are not at FH, you can still take a look. PLEASE think about a good non-fiction book by clicking here to the FH List, or go to a bookstore, and then get approveal from us.
If, however, you like to read good history novels, or good mystery stories about those good old days," then by all means pick one. I am one of those who really likes ancient mystery novels. (This list is 4 years old)
Craft, Elisabeth R.: A Spy for Hannibal - A Novel of Carthage
Franklin, Sarah: Daughter of Troy : A Novel of History, Valor and Love
Gore Vidal: Julian.
Green, Peter: The Laughter of Aphrodite : A Novel About Sappho of Lesbos.
Jacq, Christian: And his international bestsellers on Ramses of Egypt
Leckie, Ross: Hannibal - The Novel
McCullough, Colleen: Caesar, A Novel
Massie, Allan: Augustus
Renault, Mary: Any of her novels about Alexander/Greece
Turteltaub, H. N.: Justinian
ANCIENT REMARKABLE MYSTERIES
USING INTRIGUE TO LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE
Haney, Lauren: The Right Hand of Amon - A Mystery of Ancient Egypt
Robinson, Linda: Drinker of Blood - A Lord Meren Mystery
Davis, Lindsey: The Cause of Honor
Saylor, Steven: A Murder on the Appian Way
THE NON-FICTION SPECIALS- LIST IS 3 YEARS OLD - SO SEARCH YOURSELF! Look on Amazon or Bookstores and then let us know so we can approve it.
Davidson, James: Courtesans & Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens
Burckhardt, Jacob: The Greeks and Greek Civilization
Fitton, J. Lessley: The Discovery of the Greek Bronze Age
Golden, Mark: Sport and Society in Ancient Greece
Green, Peter: The Greco-Persian Wars
Kagan, Donald: Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy
Martin, Thomas: Ancient Greece - From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times
Moorehead, Caroline: Lost and Found - The 9000 Treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the Gold That Got Away.
Traill, David: Schliemann of Troy : Treasure and Deceit
Vrettos, Theodore: The Elgin Affair : The Abduction of Antiquity's Greatest Treasures and the Passions It Aroused
Wood, Michael: In Search of the Trojan War
Renault, Mary: The Nature of Alexander. Random, 1979
Wood, Michael: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. UC Press, 1997.
Bradley, Keith: Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World, 140 BC - 70 BC
Burns, Thomas: Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome
Grant, Michael: From Rome to Byzantium
Millar, Fergus: The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic
Southern, Pat: Augustus
Southern, Pat: Domitian - Tragic Tyrant
Williams, Derek: The Reach of Rome: A History of the Roman Imperial Frontier
Aldred, Cyril: Akhenaten : King of Egypt
Mertz, Barbara: Red Land, Black Land - Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Tyldesley, Joyce: Daughters of Isis - Women of Ancient Egypt
Tyldesley, Joyce: Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
THE OTHER ANCIENTS
Saggs, H. W. F.: Babylonians
5 GREAT ORIGINAL SOURCES
Some like to read as I do in the original major authors. Although there are many, these I think are basic:
Unfortunately I cannot approve either of these two because several students in the past copied from Cliff Notes
Homer's The Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid - any edition
And the remarkable new translation by Robert Fagles. Viking 1996
Anyone interested in the Ancient World owes it to himself/herself to read this book "sometime."
Plato's Dialogues - any edition
Plutarch's Lives - any edition
Seutonius' The Twelve Caesars
THE GREAT "LITTLE" ORIGINAL
You know in book stores they have those little Penguin 60s Classics. I would read the following "little ones."
THE NON-FICTION SPECIALS
Billings, Malcolm: The Crusades : Five Centuries of Holy Wars. Sterling Publications, 1996
Erickson, Carolly: The First Elizabeth. St. Martin's,
"Brings to life Elizabeth I and allows us to see the living, breathing, flirtatious, diplomatic, and outrageous woman who still commands fascination and awe. "
Fraser, Antonia: Mary Queen of Scots. Delta, 1993.
Fraser, Antonia: (Editor): The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England. Univ California Press, 1995.
Giles, Joseph and Frances: A Medieval Family: The Pastons of Fifteenth Century England
Gies, Joseph and Francis: Life in a Medieval City.
I like this series very much. They are not going to strain the brain but they are very interesting for what life is like.
See also by same authors: Life in Medieval Village and Life in a Medieval Castle.
Gottfried, Robert: The Black Death : Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Herlihy, David and, Samuel K. Cohn (Editor): The Black Death and the Transformation of the West . Harvard Univ, 1995.
Machiavelli, Niccolo - Daniel Donno (Editor): The Prince DO READ THIS WORK SOMETIME
McBrien, Richard: Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter. This has it all and its fascinating.
Tuchman, Barbara W.: A Distant Mirror : The Calamitous 14th Century
Weir, Alison: The Children of Henry VIII
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY 4B MYSTERIES
USING INTRIGUE TO LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE
Buckley, Fiona: The Double Affair - A Mystery with Elizabeth's handmaiden, Ursula
Doherty, P. C.: Satan's Fire
Frazer, Margaret: The Maiden's Tale
Gregory, Susanna: A Bone of Contention . St Martins, 1997
Morson, Ian: Falconer and the Face of God . St Martins, 1997
Newman, Sharon: Cursed in the Blood
Penman, Sharon Kay: Cruel as the Grave
Peters, Ellis: The Devil's Novice
Robb, Candace: A Gift of Sanctuary - An Owen Archer Mystery
Sedley, Kate: The Holy Innocents.
Tremayne, Peter: Absolution by Murder : A Sister Fidelma Mystery. New American Library, 1997