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    DescriptionBased on the highly successful "A History of World Societies," "Understanding World Societies: A Brief History" combines innovative pedagogy with a manageable regional and comparative approach to capture students' interest in the everyday life of the past. Abridged by 25%, the narrative is paired with distinctive pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative end-of-chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move towards synthesis.

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    Understanding World Societies, Volume 1
    A Brief History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) University John P McKay, By (author) University Bennett D Hill, By (author) University John Buckler, By (author) University Clare Haru Crowston, By (author) University Patricia Buckley Ebrey, By (author) University Roger B Beck, By (author) University Merry E Wiesner-Hanks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9781457618734
    ISBN 10: 1457618737

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HIS039000
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
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    Publication date
    03 August 2012
    Author Information
    John P. McKay (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He has written or edited numerous works, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize-winning book "Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913." Patricia B. Ebrey (Ph.D., Columbia University), Professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle, specializes in China. She has published numerous journal articles and "The Cambridge Illustrated History of China," as well as numerous monographs. In 2010 she won the Shimada Prize for outstanding work of East Asian Art History for "Accumulating""Culture: The Collections of Emperor Huizong." Roger B. Beck (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Distinguished Professor of African and twentieth-century world history at Eastern Illinois University. His publications include "The History of South Africa," a translation of P. J. van der Merwe's "The Migrant Farmer in the History of the Cape Colony, 1657-1842," and more than a hundred articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is a former treasurer and Executive Council member of the World History Association. Clare Haru Crowston (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches at the University of Illinois, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is the author of "Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791," which won the Berkshire and Hagley Prizes. She edited two special issues of the "Journal of Women's History," has published numerous journal articles and reviews, and is a past president of the Society for French Historical Studies. Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) taught first at Augustana College in Illinois, and since 1985 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently UWM Distinguished Professor in the department of history. She is the coeditor of the "Sixteenth Century Journal" and the author or editor of more than twenty books, most recently "The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds" and "Gender in History." She is the former Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.