A World History / Edition 3

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Global in scope, William McNeill's widely acclaimed one-volume history emphasizes the four Old World civilizations of the Middle East, India, China, and Europe, paying particular attention to their interaction across time and taking into account recent archaeological discoveries. The narrative touches on all aspects of civilization, including geography, communication, and technological and artistic developments. It provides extensive coverage of the modern era and features numerous illustrations, maps, and tables. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated bibliographic essay and a new discussion of the most significant events in world history and civilization since 1976. Concise writing and comprehensive coverage make this an ideal text for a one-semester survey course in world history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195025552
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1979
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Pt. I Emergence and Definition of the Major Old World Civilizations to 500 B.C. 1
1 In the Beginning 7
2 Diffusion of Civilization: First Phase to 1700 B.C. 22
3 Cosmopolitanism in the Middle East 1700-500 B.C. 48
4 The Definition of Indian Civilization to 500 B.C. 76
5 The Definition of Greek Civilization to 500 B.C. 89
6 The Definition of Chinese Civilization to 500 B.C. 102
7 Changes in the Barbarian World 1700-500 B.C. 113
Pt. II Equilibrium Among the Civilizations 500 B.C.-A.D. 1500 127
8 The Flowering of Greek Civilization 500-336 B.C. 133
9 The Spread of Hellenistic Civilization 500 B.C.-A.D. 200 149
10 Asia 500 B.C.-A.D. 200 166
11 The Flowering and Expansion of Indian Civilization A.D. 200-600 180
12 Barbarian Invasions and Civilized Response A.D. 200-600 194
13 The Rise of Islam 210
14 China, India, and Europe A.D. 600-1000 221
15 The Impact of Turkish and Mongol Conquests 1000-1500 239
16 Medieval Europe and Japan 1000-1500 256
17 The Fringes of the Civilized World to 1500 273
Pt. III The Dominance of the West 293
18 The Great Discoveries and Their World-Wide Consequences 301
19 Europe's Self-Transformation 1500-1648 309
20 Europe's Outliers: Russia and the Americas 1500-1648 327
21 The Realm of Islam, with Its Hindu and Christian Subject Communities 1500-1700 337
22 The Far East 1500-1700 351
23 The Old Regime in Europe 1648-1789 359
24 The Americas and Russia 1648-1789 377
25 Asian Reactions to Europe's Old Regime 1700-1850 389
Pt. IV The Onset of Global Cosmopolitanism 411
26 The Transformation of Western Civilization by the Industrial and Democratic Revolutions 1789-1914 417
27 Asian Reactions to Industrialism and Democracy 1850-1945 441
28 Africa and Oceania 1850-1945 468
29 The Western World 1914-1945 490
30 Global Rivalries and Cosmopolitanism Since 1945 516
Index 561
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