The The World: The World Combined

The The World: The World Combined

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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.
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  • Mixed media product | 1152 pages
  • 233.7 x 271.8 x 45.7mm | 2,834.99g
  • Pearson
  • 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 EarthSo You Think You're HumanHuman EvolutionOut of AfricaPeopling the Old WorldMigration, Population, and Social ChangeThe Last Great Ice AgeIce-Age HuntersIce-Age ArtIce-Age Culture and SocietyPeopling the New WorldSurvival of the ForagersIn Perspective: After the Ice Age CHAPTER TWO: Out of the Mud: Farming and Herding After the Ice AgeThe Problem of AgricultureA Case in Point: Aboriginal AustraliansPreagricultural SettlementsThe Disadvantages of FarmingHusbandry in Different EnvironmentsHerders' EnvironmentsTillers' EnvironmentsThe Spread of AgricultureEuropeAsiaThe AmericasAfricaThe Pacific IslandsSo Why Did Farming Start?Population PressureThe Outcome of AbundanceThe Power of PoliticsCult AgricultureClimatic InstabilityAgriculture by AccidentProduction as an Outgrowth of ProcurementIn Perspective: Seeking Stability PART TWO: Farmers and Builders, 5000 to 500 B.C.E. CHAPTER THREE: The Great River Valleys: Accelerating Change and Developing StatesGrowing Communities, Divergent CulturesIntensified Settlement and Its EffectsThe Ecology of CivilizationThe Great FloodplainsThe Ecology of EgyptShifting Rivers of the Indus ValleyFierce Nature in Early MesopotamiaThe Good Earth of Early ChinaConfigurations of Society Patterns of Settlement and LaborPoliticsThe Egyptian StateStatecraft in MesopotamiaThe First Documented Chinese StateRuling the Harappan WorldThe Politics of ExpansionLiterate CultureIn Perspective: What made the Great River Valleys Different? CHAPTER FOUR: A Succession of Civilizations: Ambition and InstabilityThe Case of the Hittite Kingdom The Importance of TradeHittite Society and PoliticsFragility and Fall: The End of HattiInstability and Collapse in the AegeanCretan CivilizationMycenaean CivilizationA General Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean?The Egyptian ExperienceThe Roots of InstabilityThe Extinction of Harappan CivilizationThe Evidence of the Rig VedaThe Environment of StressConflict on the Yellow RiverThe Rise of ZhouThe Zhou Political SystemState-Building in the AmericasAndean ExamplesDevelopments in MesoamericaAssessing the DamageThe Survival of EgyptIn Perspective: Fatal Flaws CHAPTER FIVE: Rebuilding the World: Recoveries, New Initiatives, and Their Limits Trade and Recovery in the Middle EastThe Phoenician ExperienceThe Assyrian EmpireThe Babylonian RevivalGreeceand BeyondThe Greek EnvironmentGreek ColonialismEarly Greek SocietyThe Spread of State-Building and City-BuildingEmpires and Recovery in China and South AsiaThe Zhou DeclineSouth Asia: Relocated Centers of CultureThe Ganges ValleyBuilding Anew in Sri LankaThe Frustrations of IsolationDevelopments in North AmericaNew Initiatives in AfricaIn Perspective: The Framework of Recovery PART III: The Axial Age, from 500 B.C.E. to 200 C.E. CHAPTER SIX: The Great SchoolsThe Thinkers of the Axial AgeThe Thoughts of the Axial AgeReligious ThinkingNew Political ThinkingChallenging IllusionMathReasonScienceMedicineSkepticismAxial Age-Axial Area: The Structures of the Axial AgeIn Perspective: The Reach of the Sages CHAPTER SEVEN: The Great EmpiresRoutes That Drew the World TogetherThe Sea Routes of the Indian OceanLand Routes: The Silk RoadsThe First Eurasian Empire: PersiaThe Persian HeartlandPersian GovernmentThe Persian-Greek WarsThe Empire of Alexander the GreatThe Rise of RomeThe Roman FrontiersImperial Culture and CommerceThe CeltsThe Beginnings of Imperialism in IndiaGovernmentAsoka and His Mental WorldChinese Unity and ImperialismUnity Endangered and SavedThe Menace from the SteppesBeyond the EmpiresJapan and KoreaThe Western Eurasian SteppeMesoamerica 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 InvadersChanges within the Roman EmpireThe "Barbarian" WestSteppelanders and Their VictimsChinaIndiaNew Frontiers in AsiaKoreaFunanThe Rise of EthiopiaThe Crises of the Sixth and Seventh CenturiesJustinian and the Eastern Roman EmpireThe New BarbariansThe ArabsIslamArabs against Persia and RomeThe Muslim WorldRecovery and Its Limits in ChinaRise of the TangEmpress WuTang DeclineIn The Shadow of the Tang: Tibet and JapanTibetJapanIn Perspective: The Triumph Of Barbarism? CHAPTER NINE: The Rise of World Religions: Christianity, Islam, and BuddhismCommerce and Conflict: Carriers of CreedsIn the Islamic WorldIn ChristendomIn the Buddhist WorldTradeManichaeanism and the UighursChristianity on the Silk RoadsIslam on Trade RoutesMonarchs and MissionariesConstantineEzanaTrdatDiplomatic ConversionsBuddhist PoliticsKoreaJapanTibetIndiaThe Margins of ChristendomVladimir and the RusIslam and the TurksTrickle Down: Christianization and IslamizationReligious Lives: The World of Monks and NunsChristian MonasticismBuddhist MonksSufismReligious WomenIn Perspective: The Triumphs of the Potential World Religions CHAPTER TEN: Remaking the World: Innovation and Renewal on Environmental Frontiers in the Late First MillenniumIsolation and Initiative: Sub-Saharan Africa and the AmericasAfrican GeographyAmerican GeographyThe Maize FrontiersThe Islamic World and the EnvironmentFrontier Growth in JapanChinaand South AsiaThe PacificThe Expansion of ChristendomIn Perspective: The Limits of Divergence PART V: Contacts and Conflicts, 1000 C.E. to 1200 C.E. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Contending with Isolation: ca. 1000-1200American Developments: From the Arctic to MesoamericaGreenland and the NorthThe North American Southwest and the Mississippi RegionMesoamericaAround The Indian Ocean: Ethiopia, the Khmer, and IndiaEast Africa: The Ethiopian EmpireSoutheast Asia: The Khmer KingdomIndia: Economy and CultureIndia: The Chola KingdomEurasian Extremities: Japan and Western Europe JapanWestern Europe: Economics and PoliticsWestern Europe: Religion and CultureIn Perspective: The Patchwork of Effects CHAPTER TWELEVE: The Nomadic Frontiers: the Islamic World, Byzantium, and China ca. 1000-1200The Islamic World and Its NeighborsThe Coming of the SteppelandersThe CrusadesThe Invaders from the SaharaThe Progress of SufismThe Byzantine Empire and Its NeighborsByzantium and the BarbariansBasil IIThe Era of DifficultiesByzantium and the CrusadersByzantine Art and LearningChinaand the Northern BarbariansThe End of the Tang DynastyThe Rise of the Song and the Barbarian ConquestsEconomy and Society under the SongSong Art and LearningIn Perspective: Cains and Abels PART VI: The Crucible: The Eurasian Crises of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The World the Mongols MadeThe Mongols: Reshaping EurasiaThe Mongol SteppeThe Mongol World beyond the Steppes: The Silk Roads, China, Persia and RussiaChinaPersiaRussiaThe Limits of Conquest: Mamluk Egypt and Muslim IndiaMuslim India: The Dehli SultanateEUROPEIN PERSPECTIVE: The Uniqueness of the Mongols CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Revenge of Nature: Plague, Cold, and the Limits of Disaster in the Fourteenth CenturyClimate ChangeThe Coming of the Age of PlagueThe Course and Impact of PlagueMoral and Social EffectsThe Limits of Disaster: Beyond the Plague ZoneIndiaSoutheast AsiaJapanMaliThe Pacific: Societies of IsolationIn Perspective: The Aftershock CHAPTER FIFTHTEEN: Expanding Worlds: Recovery in the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth CenturiesFragile Empires in AfricaEast AfricaWest AfricaEcological Imperialism in the AmericasThe Inca EmpireThe Aztec EmpireNew Eurasian EmpiresThe Russian EmpireThe Ottoman EmpireThe Limitations of Chinese ImperialismThe Beginnings of Oceanic ImperialismThe European Outlook: Problems and PromiseIn Perspective: Beyond Empires PART VII: Convergence and Divergence to ca. 1700 CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Imperial Arenas: New Empires in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesMaritime Empires: Portugal, Japan, and the DutchThe Portuguese ExampleAsian ExamplesThe Dutch ConnectionLand Empires: Russia, China, Mughal India, and the OttomansChinaThe Mughal Example in IndiaThe OttomansNew Land Empires in the AmericasMaking the New Empires WorkThe Global Balance of TradeIn Perspective: The Impact of the Americas CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Ecological Revolution of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesThe Ecological Exchange: Plants and AnimalsMaize, Sweet Potatoes, and PotatoesWeeds, Grasses, and LivestockCane SugarCoffee, Tea, and ChocolatePatterns of Ecological ExchangeThe Microbial ExchangeDemographic Collapse in the New WorldPlague and New Diseases in EurasiaLabor: Human TransplantationsWild Frontiers: Encroaching SettlementNorthern and Central Asia: The Waning of Steppeland ImperialismPastoral Imperialism in Africa and the AmericasImperialism and Settlement in Europe and AsiaChinaIndiaNew Exploitation in the AmericasThe Spanish EmpireBrazilBritish North AmericaHome Fronts in Europe and AsiaNew Energy SourcesLand ReclamationFrontiers of the HuntIn Perspective: Evolution Redirected CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Mental Revolutions: Religion and Science in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesChristianity in ChristendomChristianity beyond Christendom: The Limits of SuccessThe Missionary Worlds of Islam and BuddhismChina and JapanIslamThe Resulting Mix: Global Religious Diversity-American and Indian ExamplesBlack AmericaWhite AmericaIndiaThe Renaissance "Discovery of the World"The Rise of Western ScienceWestern Science in the EastIn Perspective: The Scales of Thought CHAPTER NINETEEN: States and Societies: Political and Social Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesPolitical Change in EuropeWestern Political ThoughtWestern SocietyThe OttomansMughal India and Safavid PersiaChinese Politics and SocietyChinese PoliticsChinese SocietyTokugawa JapanThe New World of the AmericasAfricaIn Perspective: Centuries of Upheaval PART VIII: Global Enlightenments, 1700-1800 CHAPTER TWENTY: Driven by Growth: The Global Economy in the Eighteenth CenturyPopulation TrendsUrbanizationExplanationsMedicineThe Ecology of DiseaseEconomic Trends: China, India, and the Ottoman EmpireChinaIndiaThe Ottoman Empire and Its EnvironsThe West's Productive LeapThe Scientific BackgroundThe British ExampleThe Expansion of ResourcesGlobal GardeningIn Perspective: New Europes, New Departures CHAPTER TWENTYONE: The Age of Global Interaction: Expansion and Intersection of Eighteenth-Century EmpiresAsian Imperialism in Arrest or Decline: China, Persia, and the OttomansChinaThe Asian ContextPersia and the Ottoman EmpireImperial Reversal in India: Mughal Eclipse and British Rise To PowerThe Dutch East IndiesThe Black Atlantic: Africa, the Americas, and the Slave TradeLand Empires of the New WorldThe Araucanos and the SiouxPortugal in BrazilSpanish AmericaCreole MentalitiesToward IndependenceIN PERSPECTIVE: The Rims of Empires CHAPTER TWENTYTWO: The Exchange of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century ThoughtThe Character of the EnlightenmentThe Enlightenment in Global ContextThe Chinese ExampleJapanIndiaThe Islamic WorldThe Enlightenment's Effects in AsiaThe Enlightenment and ChinaWestern Science in JapanKorea and Southeast AsiaThe OttomansThe Enlightenment in EuropeThe Belief in ProgressNew Economic ThoughtSocial EqualityAnticlericalismThe Crisis of the Enlightenment: Religion and RomanticismReligious RevivalThe Cult of Nature and RomanticismRousseau and the General WillPacific DiscoveriesWild ChildrenThe Huron as Noble SavageThe French Revolution and NapoleonBackground to the RevolutionNapoleonRevolutionary RadicalismIn Perspective: The Afterglow of Enlightenment PART IX: The Frustrations of Progress, 1800-1900 CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE: Replacing Muscle: the Energy RevolutionsGlobal Demographics: the Word's Population RisesFood: Transition to AbundanceEnergy for Power: Militarization and IndustrializationMilitarizationIndustrializationIndustrializing EuropeIndustry in the AmericasJapanIndustrializesChinaand IndustrializationIndiaand EgyptIn Perspective: Why the West? CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR: The Social Mold: Work and Society in the Nineteenth CenturyThe Industrialized EnvironmentPalaces of Work: The Rise of FactoriesCritics of Industrialization: Gold from the SewersUrbanizationBeyond Industry: Agriculture And MiningChanging Labor RegimesFree MigrantsHunters and PastoralistsElites TransformedIn 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 EmpiresThe Opium WarsThe White Empires: Rise and ResistanceMethods of Imperial RuleBusiness ImperialismImperialism in the "New Europes"Empires Elsewhere: Japan, Russia, and the United StatesRationales of EmpireDoctrines of SuperiorityThe Civilizing MissionsIn Perspective: The Reach of Empires CHAPTER TWENTYSIX: The Changing State: Political Developments in the Nineteenth CenturyNationalismNationalism in EuropeThe Case of the JewsNationalism beyond EuropeConstitutionalismCentralization, Militarization, and BureaucratizationIn and Around the Industrializing WorldBeyond the Industrializing WorldReligion and PoliticsNew Forms of Political RadicalismSteps toward DemocracyThe Expansion of the Public SphereWestern Social ThoughtIn Perspective: Global State-BuildingPART X: Chaos and Complexity: The World in the Twentieth Century CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN: The Twentieth-Century Mind: Western Science and the World Western Science AscendantChinaIndiaThe Wider WorldThe Transformation of Western SciencePhysicsHuman SciencesAnthropology and PsychologyPhilosophy and LinguisticsThe Mirror of Science: ArtThe Turn of the WorldIn Perspective: Science Challenging and Challenged CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT: World Order and Disorder: Global Politics in the Twentieth CenturyTHE WORLD WAR ERA, 1914-1945The First World WarPostwar DisillusionmentThe Shift to Ideological ConflictsThe Second World WarThe Cold War Era, 1945-1991Super-Power ConfrontationDecolonizationThe New World OrderThe European UnionIn Perspective: The Anvil of War CHAPTER TWENTYNINE: The Pursuit of Utopia: Civil Society in the Twentieth Century The Context of AtrocitiesThe Encroaching StateUnplanning Utopia: the Turn toward IndividualismCounter-Colonization and Social ChangeGlobalization and the World EconomyCulture and GlobalizationSecularism and Religious RevivalIn Perspective: The Century of Paradox CHAPTER THIRTY: The Embattled Biosphere: The Twentieth-Century EnvironmentFuel ResourcesFood OutputUrbanizationThe Crisis of ConservationThe Unmanageable Environment: Climate and DiseaseIn Perspective: The Environmental Dilemma
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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.
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