The Heritage of World Civilizations: From 1300-1800 v. B

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For undergraduate level World Civilization or World History courses. This comprehensive, accessible survey of world history has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields, Heritage of World Civilizations, 6/e, combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions.show more

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  • Paperback | 363 pages
  • 216.9 x 274.8 x 14.5mm | 875.45g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 013098809X
  • 9780130988096

About Albert M. Craig

ALBERT M. CRAIG is the Harvard-Yenching Research Professor of History at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1959. A graduate of Northwestern University, he took his Ph.D. at Harvard University. He has studied at Strasbourg University and at Kyoto, Keio, and Tokyo universities in Japan. He is the author of Choshu in the Meiji Restoration (1961), The Heritage of Chinese Civilization ( 2001), and, with others, of East Asia, Tradition and Transformation (1989). He is the editor of Japan, A Comparative View (1973) and co-editor of Personality in Japanese History (1970). At present he is engaged in research on the thought of Fukuzawa Yukichi. For eleven years (1976-1987) he was the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at Kyoto and Tokyo Universities. He has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Japan Foundation Fellowships. In 1988 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government. WILLIAM A. GRAHAM is Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of the History of Religion at Harvard University, and Master of Currier House at Harvard University. From 1990-1996 he directed Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He has taught for, twenty-six years at Harvard, where he received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees. He also studied in Gottingen, Tiibingen, and Lebanon. He is the author of Divine World and Prophetic World in Early Islam (1977), awarded the American Council of Learned Societies History of Religions book prize in 1978, and of Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion (1987). He has published a variety of articles in both Islamic studies and the general history of religion and is one of the editors of the Encyclopedia of the Qur'an. He serves currently on the editorial board of several journals and has held John Simon Guggenheim and Alexander von Humboldt research fellowships. Three Faiths, One God, co-authored with Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton, will be published in January 2003. DONALD KAGAN is Hillhouse Professor of History and Classics at Yale University, where he has taught since 1969. He received the A.B. degree in history from Brooklyn College, the M.A. in classics from Brown University, and the Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University. During 1958-1959 he studied at the American School of Classical Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. He has received four awards for undergraduate teaching at Cornell and Yale. He is the author of a history of Greek political thought, The Great Dialogue (1965), a four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, The Origins of the Peloponnesian War (1969), The Archidamian War (1974), The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981), and The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987), a biography of Pericles, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (1991), On the Origins of War (1995), and While America Sleeps (with Frederick W. Kagan) (2000). With Brian Tierney and L. Pearce Williams, he is the editor of Great Issues in Western Civilization, a collection of readings. STEVEN OZMENT is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University. He has taught Western Civilization at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. He is the author of nine books. The Age of Reform, 1250-1550 (1980) won the Schaff Prize and was nominated for the 1981 National Book Award. Four of his books: Magdalena and Balthasar An Intimate Portrait of Life in Sixteenth Century Europe (1986), Three Behaim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany (1990), Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution (1992), and The Borgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth Century German Town (1996) were selections of the History Book Club. Hisshow more

Table of contents

I. THE COMING OF CIVILIZATION. 1. Birth of Civilization. 2. The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion. II. EMPIRES AND CULTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD. 3. Greek and Hellenistic Civilization. 4. Iran, India, and Inner Asia to 200 C.E. 5. Republican and Imperial Rome. 6. Africa: Early History to 1000 C.E. 7. China's First Empire (221 B.C.E.--220 C.E.). III. CONSOLIDATION AND INTERACTION OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS. 8. Imperial China (589--1368). 9. Japan: Early History to 1467. 10. Iran and India Before Islam. 11. The Formation of Islamic Civilization (622--945). 12. The Early Middle Ages in the West to 1000: The Birth of Europe. 13. The Islamic Heartlands and India (ca. 1000--1500). 14. Ancient Civilizations of the Americas. 15. Europe to the Early 1500s: Decline, Revival, and Renaissance. Volume II Begins IV. THE WORLD IN TRANSITION. 16. The Age of Reformation and Religious Wars. 17. Africa (ca. 1000--1800). 18. Conquest and Exploitation: The Development of the Transatlantic Economy. Volume I Ends 19. East Asia in the Late Traditional Era. 20. European State-Building and Worldwide Conflict. 21. European Society Under the Old Regime. 22. The Last Great Islamic Empires (1500--1800). V. ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION IN THE WEST. 23. The Age of European Enlightenment. 24. Revolutions in the Transatlantic World. 25. Political Consolidation in Europe and North America, 1815--1880. VI. INTO THE MODERN WORLD. 26. Northern Transatlantic Economy and Society, 1815--1914. 27. Latin America: From Independence to the 1940s. 28. India, the Islamic Heartlands, and Africa: The Encounter with the Modern West (1800--1945). 29. Modern East Asia. VII. GLOBAL CONFLICT AND CHANGE. 30. Imperialism and World War I. 31. Depression, European Dictators, and the American New Deal. 32. World War II. 33. The West Since World War II. 34. East Asia in the Late Twentieth Century. 35. The Emerging Nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America Since 1945.show more