World Civilizations: v. 2: The Global Experience

World Civilizations: v. 2: The Global Experience

Paperback World Civilizations

By (author) Peter N. Stearns, By (author) Michael Adas, By (author) Stuart B. Schwartz, By (author) Mark Gilbert

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 19mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0321409817
  • ISBN 13: 9780321409812
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), maps

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The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history-since the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts. This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while also assessing the development of major societies. Presenting social and cultural as well as political and economic aspects, the book examines key civilizations in world history. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

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PART IV THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD, 1450-1750: THE WORLD SHRINKS CHAPTER 21 The World Economy The West's First Outreach: Maritime Power In Depth:Causation and the West's Expansion Toward a World Economy Visualizing the Past:West Indian Slaveholding Colonial Expansion Document:Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives Global Connections:The World Economy-and the World CHAPTER 22 The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750 Changes in Childhood The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce, 1450-1650 Science and Politics: The Next Phase of Change Visualizing the Past:Versailles In Depth:Elites and Masses The West by 1750 Document:Controversies About Women Global Connections:Europe and the World CHAPTER 23 The Rise of Russia New Tsars and Their Claims Russia's Expansionist Politics Under the Tsars Russia's First Westernization, 1690-1790 Document:The Nature of Westernization Themes in Early Modern Russian History Visualizing the Past:Oppressed Peasants In Depth:Multinational Empires Global Connections:Russia and the World CHAPTER 24 Early Latin America Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest to Conquest Document:A Vision from the Vanquished The Destruction and Transformation of American Indian Societies In Depth:The Great Exchange Colonial Economies and Governments Brazil: The First Plantation Colony Multiracial Societies Visualizing the Past:Race or Culture? A Changing Society The 18th-Century Reforms Global Connections:Latin American Civilization and the World Context CHAPTER 25 Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade The Atlantic Slave Trade African Societies, Slavery, and the Slave Trade Visualizing the Past:Symbols of African Kingship White Settlers and Africans in Southern Africa In Depth:Slavery and Human Society The African Diaspora Document:An African's Description of the Middle Passage Global Connections:Africa and the African Diaspora in World Context CHAPTER 26 The Muslim Empires The Ottomans: From Frontier Warriors to Empire Builders Document:An Islamic Traveler Laments the Muslims' Indifference to Europe The Shi'a Challenge of the Safavids In Depth:The Gunpowder Empires and the Shifting Balance of Global Power The Mughals and the Apex of Muslim Civilization in India Visualizing the Past:The Basis of Imperial Power in the Rival Muslim Empires Global Connections:Gunpowder Empires and the Restoration of the Islamic Bridge Between Civilizations CHAPTER 27 Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change The Asian Trading World and the Coming of the Europeans Visualizing the Past:Intruders: The Pattern of Early European Expansion into Asia Ming China: A Global Mission Refused Document:Exam Questions as a Mirror of Chinese Values In Depth:Means and Motives for Overseas Expansion: Europe and China Compared Fending Off the West: Japan's Reunification and the First Challenge Global Connections:An Age of Eurasian Closure PART V THE DAWN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE, 1750-1914 CHAPTER 28 The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750-1914 The Age of Revolution Visualizing the Past: The French Revolution in Cartoons The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850-1914 Document: Women in the Industrial Revolution Cultural Transformations Western Settler Societies In Depth: The United States in World History Diplomatic Tensions and World War I Global Connections:Industrial Europe and the World CHAPTER 29 Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order The Shift to Land Empires in Asia In Depth:Western Education and the Rise of an African and Asian Middle Class Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870-1914 Patterns of Dominance: Continuity and Change Visualizing the Past:Capitalism and Colonialism Document:Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus the Colonized on the "Civilizing Mission" Global Connections:A European-Dominated World Order CHAPTER 30 The Consolidation of Latin America, 1830-1920 From Colonies to Nations New Nations Confront Old and New Problems Document:Confronting the Hispanic Heritage: From Independence to Consolidation Latin American Economies and World Markets, 1820-1870 Societies in Search of Themselves In Depth:Explaining Underdevelopment The Great Boom, 1880-1920 Global Connections:New Latin American Nations and the World CHAPTER 31 Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth of Turkey In Depth:Western Dominance and the Decline of Civilizations Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic Heartlands The Last Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Qing Empire in China Document:Building a New China Global Connections:Muslim and Chinese Decline and a Shifting Global Balance CHAPTER 32 Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West Reforming Within Tradition: Yukichi Fukuzawa Signs of Change in Russia and Japan Russia's Reforms and Industrial Advance Document:Conditions for Factory Workers in Russia's Industrialization Protest and Revolution in Russia Japan: Transformation Without Revolution In Depth:The Separate Paths of Japan and China Visualizing the Past:Two Faces of Western Influence Global Connections:Russia and Japan in the World PART VI THE NEWEST STAGE OF WORLD HISTORY: 1914 -PRESENT CHAPTER 33 Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order The Coming of the Great War A World at War Visualizing the Past:Trench Warfare Failed Peace World War I and the Nationalist Assault on the European Colonial Order Document:Lessons for the Colonized from the Slaughter in the Trenches In Depth:Women in Asian and African Nationalist Movements Global Connections:World War and Global Upheavals CHAPTER 34 The World Between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response A Communist Dilemma The "Roaring Twenties" Revolution: The First Waves In Depth:A Century of Revolutions The Global Great Depression The Authoritarian Response Document:Socialist Realism Visualizing the Past:Socialist Realism Global Connections:Depression, Authoritarian Response and Retreat CHAPTER 35 A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order Old and New Causes of a Second World War Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of War in Europe and the Pacific In Depth: Total War The Conduct of a Second Global War Document: Japan and the Loss in World War II War's End and the Emergence of the Superpower Standoff Nationalism and Decolonization Visualizing the Past: On National Leadership Global Connections: Persisting Trends in a World Transformed by War CHAPTER 36 Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War World Opinion and the Bomb After World War II: A New International Setting for the West The Resurgence of Western Europe In Depth:The United States and Western Europe: Convergence and Complexity Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand Culture and Society in the West Visualizing the Past:Women at Work in France and the United States Eastern Europe After World War II: A Soviet Empire Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions Document:1986: A New Wave of Soviet Reform Global Connections:The Cold War and the World CHAPTER 37 Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the 21st Century Latin America After World War II Radical Options in the 1950s Visualizing the Past:Murals and Posters: Art and Revolution The Search for Reform and the Military Option Document:The People Speak In Depth:Human Rights in the 20th Century Societies in Search of Change Global Connections:Struggling Toward the Future in a Global Economy CHAPTER 38 Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence The Challenges of Independence In Depth: Artificial Nations and the Rising Tide of Communal Strife Document: Cultural Creativity in the Emerging Nations: Some Literary Samples Paths to Economic Growth and Social Justice Visualizing the Past:Globalization and Postcolonial Societies Global Connections:Postcolonial Nations in the Cold War World Order CHAPTER 39 Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim East Asia in the Postwar Settlements Japan, Incorporated The Pacific Rim: New Japans? Visualizing the Past:Pacific Rim Growth In Depth: The Pacific Rim as a U.S. Policy Issue Mao's China and Beyond Document:Women in the Revolutionary Struggle Colonialism and Revolution in Vietnam Global Connections:East Asia and the Pacific Rim in the Contemporary World CHAPTER 40 The End of the Cold War and the Shape of a New Era: World History 1990-2006 Democracy and Human Rights The End of the Cold War The Spread of Democracy Document: China and Democracy The Great Powers and New Disputes The United States as Superpower In Depth: Terrorism Then and Now Global Connections:New Global Standards, New Divisions CHAPTER 41 Globalization and Resistance: World History 1990-2006 Combining the Global and the Traditional Globalization: Causes and Processes In Depth: How Much Historical Change? Document: Protests Against Globalization Resistance and Alternatives The Global Environment Toward the Future Global Connections:Civilizations and Global Forces