The World's History, Combined

The World's History, Combined

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For introductory level courses in World History.A true exploration of world history, this text presents world history through an analysis of eight chronological turning points seen through the prisms of eight different themes - origins, cities, empires, religion, trade, migrations, revolutions, and technology. Focusing throughout on three major questions - What do we know? How do we know it? What difference does it make? - it helps students make sense of the immensity of human historical experience - the most significant activities, accomplishments and failures - throughout the world, from earliest times to the present. Rich in primary sources - both written and visual - and in data and interpretation, it addresses how historians form, debate, and revise our historical understanding of the world, shows the value of other disciplines in understanding history, and helps students begin to assess their own place in the ongoing history of the more

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  • Hardback | 848 pages
  • 210.8 x 261.6 x 50.8mm | 2,363.25g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013028257X
  • 9780130282576

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(NOTE: Volume I includes Chs. 1-12; Volume II includes Chs. 12-23; Combined Volume includes Chs. 1-23).Preface. Introduction. I. HUMAN ORIGINS AND HUMAN CULTURES: 5 MILLION BCE-10,000 BCE - BUILDING AN INTERPRETIVE FRAMEWORK: WHAT DO WE KNOW AND HOW DO WE KNOW IT? 1. The Dry Bones Speak: 5 Million BCE-10,000 BCE - What Is Paleoanthropology and Why Is It Important? II. SETTLING DOWN: 10,000 BCE-1000 CE - THE FIRST CITIES AND WHY THEY MATTER: DIGS, TEXTS, AND INTERPRETATIONS. 2. From Village Community to City State: 10,000 BCE- 750 BCE - What Are Cities and Why Are They Important? 3. River Valley Civilizations: 7000 BCE-750 BCE - The Rise of Cities and States Along the Nile and the Indus. 4. A Polycentric World: 1700 BCE-1000 CE - Cities and States in East Asia, West Africa, and the Americas. III. EMPIRE AND IMPERIALISM: 2300 BCE-1100 CE -WHAT ARE EMPIRES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? 5. Dawn of the Empires: 2300 BCE-300 BCE - Empire-Building in West Africa, West Asia, and the Mediterranean. 6. Rome and the Barbarians: 750 BCE-480 CE - From Conquest, Colonization, and Alliance to Revolt, Bankruptcy, and Dismemberment. 7. China: 220 BCE-910 CE - Fracture and Unification: The Qin, Han, Sui, and T'ang Dynasties. 8. Indian Empires: 1500 BCE-1100 CE - Cultural Cohesion in a Divided Continent. IV. THE RISE OF WORLD RELIGIONS: 600 BCE-1500 CE - NOT BY BREAD ALONE: HOW DO HISTORIANS UNDERSTAND RELIGION IN WORLD HISTORY? 9. Hinduism and Buddhism: 300 BCE-1200 CE - The Sacred Subcontinent: The Spread of Religion in India and Beyond. 10. Judaism and Christianity: 600 BCE-1100 CE - Peoples of the Bible: God's Evolution in West Asia and Europe. 11. Islam: 570 CE-1500 CE Submission to Allah: Muslim Civilization Bridges the World. V. WORLD TRADE: 1100-1776 CE - CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION: THE EXCHANGE OF COMMODITIES, DISEASES, AND CULTURE. 12. Establishing World Trade Routes: 1100-1500 CE - The Patterns and Philosophies of Early Economic Systems. 13. The Unification of World Trade: 1500-1776 - The Invisible Hand Reaches Out: A Capitalist World System Appears. VI. MIGRATION: FREE PEOPLE AND SLAVES: 1300-1750 - "BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY, FILL UP THE EARTH AND SUBDUE IT": DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN A NEW GLOBAL ECUMENE. 14. Demography and Migration: 1300-1750 - The Movement of Peoples Around the Earth. VII. SOCIAL CHANGE: 1688-1914 - WESTERN REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR EXPORT. 15. Political Revolutions in Europe and the Americas: 1688-1850 - The Birth of Human Rights in the Age of Enlightenment. 16. The Industrial Revolution: 1740-1914 - The Global Consequences of Industrial Expansion and Imperialism. 17. Social Revolutions: 1830-1914 - Urbanization, Gender Relations, and Nationalism West and East. VIII. EXPLODING TECHNOLOGIES: 1914-2000 - CONTESTED VISIONS OF A NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER. 18. Technologies of Mass-Production and Destruction: 1914-2000 - What Is a Technological System and Why Is It Important? 19. The Soviet Union and Japan: 1914-2000 - Playing Technological Catch-Up with the West. 20. China and India: 1914-2000 - The Giant Agrarian Nation-Worlds. 21. The Middle East and North Africa: 1880s-2000 - Nationalism, Culture, and Technology. 22. Sub-Saharan Africa: 1914-2000 - Colonialism, Independence, and their Aftermath. 23. Latin America: 1870-2000 - The Search for an International Policy on Economics and Technology and a Domestic Policy on Ethnicity and Culture. Afterward - So What? Making Sense Of It All. Glossary. more

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