Civilizations Past and Present: to 1650 Volume 1

Civilizations Past and Present: to 1650 Volume 1

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Civilizations Past and Present, written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history- offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Civilizations Past and Present, now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known in the marketplace for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. The book's narrative-enriched by photographs, maps, primary source documents, timelines, and other pedagogical aids-places great emphasis on the connections between the world's many cultures and regions. The book uses intriguing avenues of historical interpretation and examines all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and more

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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 1,133.98g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • 0205573754
  • 9780205573752

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Civilizations Past & Present Twelfth Edition, Volume II (from 1300) Robert R. Edgar, et al."An exceptional text. Clear and engaging writing with sound and current scholarship."-Gary Gibbs, Roanoke College"This is the best book in the field and I recommend it without hesitation. The authors are well qualified, they can write, and they have done their homework."-William McDonald, Mid-American Christian UniversityWritten by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, East European, and ancient history, Civilizations Past & Present offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this survey text is well known for its readability, with a strong narrative that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. Offering strong regional coverage in addition to highlighting the connections between the world's many cultures and regions, the book explores all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.New to this Edition -New co-author Matthew Gordon, a scholar in Middle Eastern history at the Miami University of Ohio, adds new perspectives to the text's coverage of the Islamic world. -"Seeing Connections" features in each chapter visually illustrate the diverse linkages between the world's civilizations, religions, ideologies, arts, and social movements. -A new chapter on Latin America, 1910 to present (Chapter Thirty-four), examines Latin America from World War I through the turn of the twenty-first century, including the influence of the United States, the region's role as a Cold War battlefield, and recent economic and political developments sweeping its nations. -A new closing chapter on the world in the twenty-first century (Chapter Thirty-six), examines key trends shaping the world in the new millennium, including economics, technology, migration, and culture. -Additional content has been added throughout the book on the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. Available versions of Civilization Past & Present Combined Volume ISBN 10: 0-205-57430-0 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57430-8 Volume I (to 1650) ISBN 10: 0-205-57375-4 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57375-2 Volume II (from 1300) ISBN 10: 0-205-57431-9 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57431-5Please visit us at more

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1. Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East The Origins of Humankind Preliterate Cultures Preliterate Society and ReligionMesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600-550 B.C.E. Mesopotamia: The First Civilization The Babylonian Empire, c. 2000-1600 B.C.E. Egypt: Gift of the Nile Mesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600-550 B.C.E. The Persian Empire, 550-331B.C.E. DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Oldest Known Map: Catul Huyuk DOCUMENT "The Great Hymn to the Aton" and Psalm 104 DOCUMENT Dining with the Great King: A Persian Royal Feast SEEING CONNECTIONS The Pyramids of Meroe 2. Early Chinese Civilization: From Neolithic Origins to 220 C.E. The Origins of China, 6500-221B.C.E. The Qin and Han Empires, 221 B.C.E.-220 C.E. DOCUMENT The Wisdom of Confucius DOCUMENT Legalism: The Theories of Han Feizi (d. 233 B.C.E.) DOCUMENT "The Mother of Mencius" from Biographies of Heroic Women by Liu Xiang SEEING CONNECTIONS War Chariots 3. Early Indian Civilizations From Neolithic Origins to 300 C.E. Early India Dramatic Developments in Religion and Culture, 600-320B.C.E. The Mauryan Empire and Other Kingdoms, 320 B.C.E.-300 C.E. Emergent Hinduism and Buddhism, 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E. The Meeting of East and West: Networks of Exchange DOCUMENT Rig-Veda: Creation and the Kinds of Men DOCUMENT The Jains on the Souls in All Things DOCUMENT The Ramayana: The Trial of Sita SEEING CONNECTIONS The Goddess Lakshmi in Pompeii 4. Greece Minoan, Mycenaean, Hellenic, and Hellenistic Civilizations, 2000-30 B.C.E. Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations, c. 2000-1200 B.C.E. The Development of Hellenic Civilization, c. 1150-500 B.C.E. The Golden Age of Greece, 500-336 B.C.E. The Greek Cultural Achievement The Hellenistic Age, 336-30 B.C.E. Hellenistic Society and Culture DOCUMENT Homer-The Iliad: Andromache and Hector DOCUMENT Pericles' Funeral Oration DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The World According to Herodotus, c. 450 B.C.E. DOCUMENT Arrian: Alexander the Leader SEEING CONNECTIONS The Buddha and Heracles 5. Roman Civilization The Roman World, c. 900 B.C.E. to 476 C.E. Early Italy and the Origins of Rome, c. 900-509 B.C.E. The Republic and the Roman Conquest of Italy: 509-133 B.C.E. The Late Republic: 133-30 B.C.E. The Roman Empire and the Pax Romana: 30 B.C.E.-476 C.E. The Growth of Early Christianity The Roman Legacy DOCUMENT Columella: Roman Farm Women DOCUMENT Plutarch-The Murder of Tiberius Gracchus SEEING CONNECTIONS The Roman Ruins of Nubia 6. The Eastern Mediterranean World, 300-750 CE The Eastern Mediterranean Milieu The Sasanid Empire Byzantium, Constantinople, and Christianity Muhammad and the Birth of Islam The Arab-Islamic Empire DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS A Sixth-Century Map: The Madaba Mosaic DOCUMENT The Ecumenical Councils and Heresies DOCUMENT The Qur'an SEEING CONNECTIONS The Great Mosque of Damascus 7. The Islamic World, 800-1300 CE The Early Abbasid Caliphate, 750-1000 The Shaping of Early Islamic Faith and Culture The Fatamid Empire, 909-1171 Turkic Peoples and the Islamic Near East, 1000-1200 Al-Andalus: Islamic Iberia, 700-1100 Resisting the Latin Crusades The Islamic World, 1100-1300: Unity and Diversity DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS An Islamic Map of the World DOCUMENT The History of Ahmad ibn Abi Ya'qub al-Ya'qubi DOCUMENT Ibn Sina's Path to Wisdom SEEING CONNECTIONS A Mamluk Incense Burner 8. African Beginnings: African Civilizations to 1500 C.E. The African Environment African Cultural Patterns The Peopling of Africa The Bantu Dispersion Ethiopia and Northeastern Africa Empires of the Western Sudan Swahili City-States and the Indian Ocean Economy Kingdoms of Central and Southern Africa DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Mansa Musa and The Catalan Atlas of 1375 DOCUMENT Oral Traditions and History DOCUMENT Emperor Zar'a Ya'kob's Coronation and His Concern for the Church SEEING CONNECTIONS The Chinese in Africa 9. The Formation of Christian Europe, 476-1300 C.E. The Catholic Church in the Early Middle Ages The Merovingians and Carolingians Feudalism and Manorialism The Revival of Trade and Towns The Catholic Church in the High Middle Ages: 1000-1300 The Crusades The Development of Western European States: 1000-1300 Byzantium In Its Golden Age and Decline Russia and the Nations of Southeastern Europe DOCUMENT Charlemagne: A Contemporary Profile DOCUMENT The First Crusade Takes Jerusalem SEEING CONNECTIONS Muslim and Christian Chess Players DOCUMENT Vladimir Accepts Orthodox Christianity 10. Culture, Power, and Trade in the Era of Asian Hegemony, 220-1350 India and Southeast Asia in the Classical and Medieval Eras China: Cultural and Political Empires Korea: From Three Kingdoms to One The Emergence of Japan Oceania DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Gog and Magog in the Ebstorf Mappamundi DOCUMENT Bo Juyi (772-846): "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow" DOCUMENT Faxian: A Chinese Buddhist Monk in Gupta India DOCUMENT Sei Sh ~ onagon: The Pillow Book SEEING CONNECTIONS Biwa from the Imperial Treasury at Nara 11. The Americas to 1500 Origins of The First Americans and Their Cultures Emerging Civilizations in Mesoamerica Classical Mayan Civilization The Postclassical Era The Amerindians of North America DOCUMENT Father Bernabe Cobo, "Pachacuti, the Greatest Inca" SEEING CONNECTIONS The Aztec Sun Stone 12.The Great Dynastic Empires of Eurasia, 1300-1650 New Polities in Eurasia The Ottoman Empire The Safavid Empire in Iran The Mughal Empire in South Asia Networks of Trade and Communication DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The World Map of Piri Reis DOCUMENT The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold DOCUMENT The Idea of Seclusion and Lady Nurjahan SEEING CONNECTIONS Religious Tolerance Under Akbar 13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 1300-1650 China: The Ming Dynasty Korea: The Making of a Confucian Society Japan: The Era of ShMguns and Warring States Southeast Asia: States Within a Region DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Map of China's Ancient Heartland, circa 1500 C.E. DOCUMENT Zhang Han's Essay on Merchants DOCUMENT Sotoba Komachi, a Fourteenth-Century Japanese NM Play DOCUMENT A Traveller's Account of Siam SEEING CONNECTIONS A Giraffe in the Ming Court 14. European Cultural and Religious Transformations The Renaissance and the Reformation, 1300-1600 An Era of General Crisis The Italian Renaissancen Italian Renaissance Art The Northern Renaissance The Crisis in the Catholic Church: 1300-1517 Luther and the German Reformation Henry VIII and the Anglican Reformation Protestantism from Switzerland to Holland Reform in the Catholic Church DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Lagoon of Venice DOCUMENT Machiavelli, The Prince: On Cruelty and Mercy SEEING CONNECTIONS Marco Polo's Book of Wonders DOCUMENT Anne Ayscough (Mrs. Thomas Kyme), English Protestant Martyr 15. State Development in Europe: Western and Central Europe, Russia, and the Balkans to 1650 Western and Central Europe, 1300-1500 Politics, Diplomacy, and the Wars of Religions, 1556-1598 The Austrian Hapsburgs and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 Russia: From the Tatar Yoke to the Romanovs The Balkans: Byzantine Collapse and Ottoman Rule DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Battle of Kahlenberg DOCUMENT Simplicissimus on the Horrors of the Thirty Years' War SEEING CONNECTIONS The Fall of Constantinople 16. Global Encounters: Europe and the New World Economy, 1400-1650 The Iberian Golden Age The Portuguese and Africa The Growth of New Spain Iberian Systems in the New World Beginnings of Northern European Expansion DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Savage Pictures: Sebastian Munster's Map of Africa DOCUMENT Portuguese Encounters with Africans DOCUMENT Disease and the Spanish Conquest omen SEEING CONNECTIONS The Portuguese in Beninshow more