The World: Combined

The World: Combined : A History

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The World gives students the whole story. It is a new kind of history text -- not just a collection of facts and figures. World renowned historian, world respected scholar, successful author of more than 25 books translated into 22 languages, and exceptional writer, author Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers a truly holistic narrative of the world, from human beginnings to the present. All aspects of the text -- from the exceptionally clear narrative that always places the story in time, to the unparalleled map program, to the focused pedagogical features -- support the story. Because of the author's breadth of vision, students will come away with a deep understanding of the fundamental interrelationships -- among peoples and their environments -- that make up the world's story. Developing a project like The World required the input of and counsel of hundreds of individuals. David Ringrose, respected World Historian from the University of California--San Diego, served as The World's editorial consultant, and provided extensive teaching tips in the Instructor's Guide to Teaching the World. Nearly 100 reviewers critiqued the manuscript, from the first edition to the final draft.Instructor focus groups were held throughout the country during the publication process. And finally, we are proud that over 1,000 students from across the country class-tested The World, providing invaluable feedback and advice.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 1152 pages
  • 233.7 x 271.8 x 45.7mm | 2,834.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013113499X
  • 9780131134997

Table of contents

PART I: Foragers and Farmers, to 5000 B.C.E. CHAPTER ONE: Out of the Ice: Peopling the Earth So You Think You're Human Human Evolution Out of Africa Peopling the Old World Migration, Population, and Social Change The Last Great Ice Age Ice-Age Hunters Ice-Age Art Ice-Age Culture and Society Peopling the New World Survival of the Foragers In Perspective: After the Ice Age CHAPTER TWO: Out of the Mud: Farming and Herding After the Ice Age The Problem of Agriculture A Case in Point: Aboriginal Australians Preagricultural Settlements The Disadvantages of Farming Husbandry in Different Environments Herders' Environments Tillers' Environments The Spread of Agriculture Europe Asia The Americas Africa The Pacific Islands So Why Did Farming Start? Population Pressure The Outcome of Abundance The Power of Politics Cult Agriculture Climatic Instability Agriculture by Accident Production as an Outgrowth of Procurement In Perspective: Seeking Stability PART TWO: Farmers and Builders, 5000 to 500 B.C.E. CHAPTER THREE: The Great River Valleys: Accelerating Change and Developing States Growing Communities, Divergent Cultures Intensified Settlement and Its Effects The Ecology of Civilization The Great Floodplains The Ecology of Egypt Shifting Rivers of the Indus Valley Fierce Nature in Early Mesopotamia The Good Earth of Early China Configurations of Society Patterns of Settlement and Labor Politics The Egyptian State Statecraft in Mesopotamia The First Documented Chinese State Ruling the Harappan World The Politics of Expansion Literate Culture In Perspective: What made the Great River Valleys Different? CHAPTER FOUR: A Succession of Civilizations: Ambition and Instability The Case of the Hittite Kingdom The Importance of Trade Hittite Society and Politics Fragility and Fall: The End of Hatti Instability and Collapse in the Aegean Cretan Civilization Mycenaean Civilization A General Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean? The Egyptian Experience The Roots of Instability The Extinction of Harappan Civilization The Evidence of the Rig Veda The Environment of Stress Conflict on the Yellow River The Rise of Zhou The Zhou Political System State-Building in the Americas Andean Examples Developments in Mesoamerica Assessing the Damage The Survival of Egypt In Perspective: Fatal Flaws CHAPTER FIVE: Rebuilding the World: Recoveries, New Initiatives, and Their Limits Trade and Recovery in the Middle East The Phoenician Experience The Assyrian Empire The Babylonian Revival Greeceand Beyond The Greek Environment Greek Colonialism Early Greek Society The Spread of State-Building and City-Building Empires and Recovery in China and South Asia The Zhou Decline South Asia: Relocated Centers of Culture The Ganges Valley Building Anew in Sri Lanka The Frustrations of Isolation Developments in North America New Initiatives in Africa In Perspective: The Framework of Recovery PART III: The Axial Age, from 500 B.C.E. to 200 C.E. CHAPTER SIX: The Great Schools The Thinkers of the Axial Age The Thoughts of the Axial Age Religious Thinking New Political Thinking Challenging Illusion Math Reason Science Medicine Skepticism Axial Age-Axial Area: The Structures of the Axial Age In Perspective: The Reach of the Sages CHAPTER SEVEN: The Great Empires Routes That Drew the World Together The Sea Routes of the Indian Ocean Land Routes: The Silk Roads The First Eurasian Empire: Persia The Persian Heartland Persian Government The Persian--Greek Wars The Empire of Alexander the Great The Rise of Rome The Roman Frontiers Imperial Culture and Commerce The Celts The Beginnings of Imperialism in India Government Asoka and His Mental World Chinese Unity and Imperialism Unity Endangered and Saved The Menace from the Steppes Beyond the Empires Japan and Korea The Western Eurasian Steppe Mesoamerica In Perspective: The Aftermath of the Axial Age PART IV: Fitful Transitions, from about the Third Century to the Tenth Century CHAPTER EIGHT: Postimperial Worlds: Problems of Empires in Eurasia and Africa, ca. 200 c.e. to ca. 700 c.e. The Western Roman Empire and Its Invaders Changes within the Roman Empire The "Barbarian" West Steppelanders and Their Victims China India New Frontiers in Asia Korea Funan The Rise of Ethiopia The Crises of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries Justinian and the Eastern Roman Empire The New Barbarians The Arabs Islam Arabs against Persia and Rome The Muslim World Recovery and Its Limits in China Rise of the Tang Empress Wu Tang Decline In The Shadow of the Tang: Tibet and Japan Tibet Japan In Perspective: The Triumph Of Barbarism? CHAPTER NINE: The Rise of World Religions: Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism Commerce and Conflict: Carriers of Creeds In the Islamic World In Christendom In the Buddhist World Trade Manichaeanism and the Uighurs Christianity on the Silk Roads Islam on Trade Routes Monarchs and Missionaries Constantine Ezana Trdat Diplomatic Conversions Buddhist Politics Korea Japan Tibet India The Margins of Christendom Vladimir and the Rus Islam and the Turks Trickle Down: Christianization and Islamization Religious Lives: The World of Monks and Nuns Christian Monasticism Buddhist Monks Sufism Religious Women In Perspective: The Triumphs of the Potential World Religions CHAPTER TEN: Remaking the World: Innovation and Renewal on Environmental Frontiers in the Late First Millennium Isolation and Initiative: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas African Geography American Geography The Maize Frontiers The Islamic World and the Environment Frontier Growth in Japan Chinaand South Asia The Pacific The Expansion of Christendom In Perspective: The Limits of Divergence PART V: Contacts and Conflicts, 1000 C.E. to 1200 C.E. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Contending with Isolation: ca. 1000--1200 American Developments: From the Arctic to Mesoamerica Greenland and the North The North American Southwest and the Mississippi Region Mesoamerica Around The Indian Ocean: Ethiopia, the Khmer, and India East Africa: The Ethiopian Empire Southeast Asia: The Khmer Kingdom India: Economy and Culture India: The Chola Kingdom Eurasian Extremities: Japan and Western Europe Japan Western Europe: Economics and Politics Western Europe: Religion and Culture In Perspective: The Patchwork of Effects CHAPTER TWELEVE: The Nomadic Frontiers: the Islamic World, Byzantium, and China ca. 1000--1200 The Islamic World and Its Neighbors The Coming of the Steppelanders The Crusades The Invaders from the Sahara The Progress of Sufism The Byzantine Empire and Its Neighbors Byzantium and the Barbarians Basil II The Era of Difficulties Byzantium and the Crusaders Byzantine Art and Learning Chinaand the Northern Barbarians The End of the Tang Dynasty The Rise of the Song and the Barbarian Conquests Economy and Society under the Song Song Art and Learning In Perspective: Cains and Abels PART VI: The Crucible: The Eurasian Crises of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The World the Mongols Made The Mongols: Reshaping Eurasia The Mongol Steppe The Mongol World beyond the Steppes: The Silk Roads, China, Persia and Russia China Persia Russia The Limits of Conquest: Mamluk Egypt and Muslim India Muslim India: The Dehli Sultanate EUROPE IN PERSPECTIVE: The Uniqueness of the Mongols CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Revenge of Nature: Plague, Cold, and the Limits of Disaster in the Fourteenth Century Climate Change The Coming of the Age of Plague The Course and Impact of Plague Moral and Social Effects The Limits of Disaster: Beyond the Plague Zone India Southeast Asia Japan Mali The Pacific: Societies of Isolation In Perspective: The Aftershock CHAPTER FIFTHTEEN: Expanding Worlds: Recovery in the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries Fragile Empires in Africa East Africa West Africa Ecological Imperialism in the Americas The Inca Empire The Aztec Empire New Eurasian Empires The Russian Empire The Ottoman Empire The Limitations of Chinese Imperialism The Beginnings of Oceanic Imperialism The European Outlook: Problems and Promise In Perspective: Beyond Empires PART VII: Convergence and Divergence to ca. 1700 CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Imperial Arenas: New Empires in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Maritime Empires: Portugal, Japan, and the Dutch The Portuguese Example Asian Examples The Dutch Connection Land Empires: Russia, China, Mughal India, and the Ottomans China The Mughal Example in India The Ottomans New Land Empires in the Americas Making the New Empires Work The Global Balance of Trade In Perspective: The Impact of the Americas CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Ecological Revolution of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries The Ecological Exchange: Plants and Animals Maize, Sweet Potatoes, and Potatoes Weeds, Grasses, and Livestock Cane Sugar Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate Patterns of Ecological Exchange The Microbial Exchange Demographic Collapse in the New World Plague and New Diseases in Eurasia Labor: Human Transplantations Wild Frontiers: Encroaching Settlement Northern and Central Asia: The Waning of Steppeland Imperialism Pastoral Imperialism in Africa and the Americas Imperialism and Settlement in Europe and Asia China India New Exploitation in the Americas The Spanish Empire Brazil British North America Home Fronts in Europe and Asia New Energy Sources Land Reclamation Frontiers of the Hunt In Perspective: Evolution Redirected CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Mental Revolutions: Religion and Science in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Christianity in Christendom Christianity beyond Christendom: The Limits of Success The Missionary Worlds of Islam and Buddhism China and Japan Islam The Resulting Mix: Global Religious Diversity--American and Indian Examples Black America White America India The Renaissance "Discovery of the World" The Rise of Western Science Western Science in the East In Perspective: The Scales of Thought CHAPTER NINETEEN: States and Societies: Political and Social Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Political Change in Europe Western Political Thought Western Society The Ottomans Mughal India and Safavid Persia Chinese Politics and Society Chinese Politics Chinese Society Tokugawa Japan The New World of the Americas Africa In Perspective: Centuries of Upheaval PART VIII: Global Enlightenments, 1700-1800 CHAPTER TWENTY: Driven by Growth: The Global Economy in the Eighteenth Century Population Trends Urbanization Explanations Medicine The Ecology of Disease Economic Trends: China, India, and the Ottoman Empire China India The Ottoman Empire and Its Environs The West's Productive Leap The Scientific Background The British Example The Expansion of Resources Global Gardening In Perspective: New Europes, New Departures CHAPTER TWENTYONE: The Age of Global Interaction: Expansion and Intersection of Eighteenth-Century Empires Asian Imperialism in Arrest or Decline: China, Persia, and the Ottomans China The Asian Context Persia and the Ottoman Empire Imperial Reversal in India: Mughal Eclipse and British Rise To Power The Dutch East Indies The Black Atlantic: Africa, the Americas, and the Slave Trade Land Empires of the New World The Araucanos and the Sioux Portugal in Brazil Spanish America Creole Mentalities Toward Independence IN PERSPECTIVE: The Rims of Empires CHAPTER TWENTYTWO: The Exchange of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Thought The Character of the Enlightenment The Enlightenment in Global Context The Chinese Example Japan India The Islamic World The Enlightenment's Effects in Asia The Enlightenment and China Western Science in Japan Korea and Southeast Asia The Ottomans The Enlightenment in Europe The Belief in Progress New Economic Thought Social Equality Anticlericalism The Crisis of the Enlightenment: Religion and Romanticism Religious Revival The Cult of Nature and Romanticism Rousseau and the General Will Pacific Discoveries Wild Children The Huron as Noble Savage The French Revolution and Napoleon Background to the Revolution Napoleon Revolutionary Radicalism In Perspective: The Afterglow of Enlightenment PART IX: The Frustrations of Progress, 1800-1900 CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE: Replacing Muscle: the Energy Revolutions Global Demographics: the Word's Population Rises Food: Transition to Abundance Energy for Power: Militarization and Industrialization Militarization Industrialization Industrializing Europe Industry in the Americas JapanIndustrializes Chinaand Industrialization Indiaand Egypt In Perspective: Why the West? CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR: The Social Mold: Work and Society in the Nineteenth Century The Industrialized Environment Palaces of Work: The Rise of Factories Critics of Industrialization: Gold from the Sewers Urbanization Beyond Industry: Agriculture And Mining Changing Labor Regimes Free Migrants Hunters and Pastoralists Elites Transformed In Perspective: Cultural Exchange-- Enhanced Pace, New Direction CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE: Western Dominance in the Nineteenth Century World: The Westward Shift of Power and the Rise of Global Empires The Opium Wars The White Empires: Rise and Resistance Methods of Imperial Rule Business Imperialism Imperialism in the "New Europes" Empires Elsewhere: Japan, Russia, and the United States Rationales of Empire Doctrines of Superiority The Civilizing Missions In Perspective: The Reach of Empires CHAPTER TWENTYSIX: The Changing State: Political Developments in the Nineteenth Century Nationalism Nationalism in Europe The Case of the Jews Nationalism beyond Europe Constitutionalism Centralization, Militarization, and Bureaucratization In and Around the Industrializing World Beyond the Industrializing World Religion and Politics New Forms of Political Radicalism Steps toward Democracy The Expansion of the Public Sphere Western Social Thought In Perspective: Global State-Building PART X: Chaos and Complexity: The World in the Twentieth Century CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN: The Twentieth-Century Mind: Western Science and the World Western Science Ascendant China India The Wider World The Transformation of Western Science Physics Human Sciences Anthropology and Psychology Philosophy and Linguistics The Mirror of Science: Art The Turn of the World In Perspective: Science Challenging and Challenged CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT: World Order and Disorder: Global Politics in the Twentieth Century THE WORLD WAR ERA, 1914--1945 The First World War Postwar Disillusionment The Shift to Ideological Conflicts The Second World War The Cold War Era, 1945--1991 Super-Power Confrontation Decolonization The New World Order The European Union In Perspective: The Anvil of War CHAPTER TWENTYNINE: The Pursuit of Utopia: Civil Society in the Twentieth Century The Context of Atrocities The Encroaching State Unplanning Utopia: the Turn toward Individualism Counter-Colonization and Social Change Globalization and the World Economy Culture and Globalization Secularism and Religious Revival In Perspective: The Century of Paradox CHAPTER THIRTY: The Embattled Biosphere: The Twentieth-Century Environment Fuel Resources Food Output Urbanization The Crisis of Conservation The Unmanageable Environment: Climate and Disease In Perspective: The Environmental Dilemmashow more

About Dr. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

About Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto holds the Principe of Asturias chair of Spanish Civilization at Tufts University where he also directs the Pearson Prentice Hall Seminar Series in Global History. Fernandez-Armesto is a member of the faculty of history at Queen Mary College, University of London, and is on the editorial board of the History of Cartography for the University of Chicago Press, the editorial committee of Studies in Overseas History (Leiden University), and the Journal of Global History. He also serves on the Council of the Hakluyt Society and the English Committee of PEN. Recent awards include a Premio Nacional de Investigacion (Sociedad Geografica Espanola) in 2003, a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and a Union Pacific Visiting Professorship at the University of Minnesota (1999--2000). He won the Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum in 1995 and the John Carter Brown Medal in 1999. The author, coauthor, or editor of over 25 books and numerous papers and scholarly articles, Fernandez-Armesto's work has been translated into 22 languages. His books include Before Columbus; The Times Illustrated History of Europe; Columbus; Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years (the subject of a ten-part series on CNN); Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature; Near a Thousand Tables; The Americas; Humankind: A Brief History; Ideas That Changed the World; The Times Atlas of World Exploration; and The Times Guide to the Peoples of Europe. Two forthcoming works are Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America and The Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration.show more

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