World's History, The, Volume II

World's History, The, Volume II : Since 1100

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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 world.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 190.5 x 248.9 x 20.3mm | 1,088.63g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130282553
  • 9780130282552

Table of contents

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.
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