World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Combined Volume / Edition 6

World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Combined Volume / Edition 6

by Peter N. Stearns, Michael B. Adas, Stuart B. Schwartz, Marc Jason Gilbert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 020565956X

ISBN-13: 9780205659562

Pub. Date: 01/18/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history—from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of

Overview

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history—from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.

This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while at the same time assessing the development of major societies. Encompassing social and cultural as well as political and economic history, the book examines key civilizations in world history. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205659562
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Library: World History/Meridians Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1080
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

Part I: Early Human Societies, 2.5 Million— 600 B.C.E.: Origins and Development

Chapter 1: The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization

Chapter 2: The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa

Chapter 3: Asia’s First Civilizations: India and China

Part II: The Classical Period, 600 B.C.E.—600 C.E.: Uniting Large Regions

Chapter 4: Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China

Chapter 5: Classical Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Chapter 6: Religious Rivalries and India’s Golden Age

Chapter 7: Rome and Its Empire

Chapter 8: The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas

Chapter 9: The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples

Chapter 10: The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200—700 C.E.

Part III: The Postclassical Period, 600—1450: New Faith and New Commerce

Chapter 11: The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam

Chapter 12: Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia

Chapter 13: African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam

Chapter 14: Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe

Chapter 15: A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe

Chapter 16: The Americas on the Eve of Invasion

Chapter 17: Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties

Chapter 18: The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

Chapter 19: The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur

Chapter 20: The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power

Part IV: The Early Modern Period, 1450—1750: The World Shrinks

Chapter 21: The World Economy

Chapter 22: The Transformation of the West, 1450—1750

Chapter 23: Early Latin America

Chapter 24: Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Chapter 25: The Rise of Russia

Chapter 26: The Muslim Empires

Chapter 27: Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change

Part V: The Dawn of the Industrial Age, 1750—1900

Chapter 28: The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750—1900

Chapter 29: Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order

Chapter 30: The Consolidation of Latin America, 1810—1920

Chapter 31: Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China

Chapter 32: Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West

Part VI: The Newest Stage of World History: 1900—Present

Chapter 33: Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order

Chapter 34: The World between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response

Chapter 35: A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order

Chapter 36: Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War

Chapter 37: Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the 21st Century

Chapter 38: Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence

Chapter 39: Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim

Chapter 40: Power, Politics, and Conflict in World History, 1990—2014

Chapter 41: Globalization and Resistance


2) Full Table of Contents

Part I: Early Human Societies, 2.5 million - 600 B.C.E.: Origins and Development

Chapter 1: The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization

Human Life in the Era of Hunters and Gatherers

Agriculture and the Origins of Civilization: The Neolithic Transformations

The First Towns: Seedbeds of Civilization

Chapter 2: The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa

Early Civilization in Mesopotamia

Later Mesopotamian Civilization: A Series of Conquests

Ancient Egypt

Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared

Civilization Centers in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean

The Issue of Heritage

Civilizations and the World

Chapter 3: Asia’s First Civilizations: India and China

The Indus Valley and the Birth of South Asian Civilization

Indo-European Incursions and Early Vedic Society in India

A Bend in the River and the Beginnings of China

The Decline of the Shang and the Era of Zhou Dominance

Part II: The Classical Period, 600 B.C.C.– 600 C.E.: Uniting Large Regions

Chapter 4: Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China

Philosophical Remedies for the Prolonged Crisis of the Later Zhou

The Triumph of the Qin and Imperial Unity

The Han Dynasty and the Foundations of China’s Classical Age

Chapter 5: Classical Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

The Persian Empire: A New Perspective in the Middle East

The Political Character of Classical Greece

The Hellenistic Period

Greek And Hellenistic Culture

Patterns of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Society

Chapter 6: Religious Rivalries and India’s Golden Age

The Age of Brahman Dominance

An Era of Widespread Social Change

Religious Ferment and the Rise of Buddhism

The Rise and Decline of the Mauryas

Brahmanical Recovery and the Splendors of the Gupta Age

Intensifying Caste and Gender Inequities and Gupta Decline

Chapter 7: Rome and Its Empire

The Development of Rome’s Republic

Roman Culture

How Rome Ruled its Empire

The Evolution of Rome’s Economic and Social Structure

The Origins of Christianity

The Decline of Rome

Chapter 8: The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas

Origins of American Societies

Spread of Civilization in Mesoamerica

The Peoples to the North

The Andean World

Chapter 9: The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples

The Spread of Civilization in Africa

Nomadic Societies and Indo-European Migrations

The Spread of Chinese Civilization to Japan

The Scattered Societies of Polynesia

Chapter 10: The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200–700 C.E.

Upheavals in Eastern and Southern Asia

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Development and Spread of World Religions

Part III: The Postclassical Period , 600–1450: New Faith and New Commerce

Chapter 11: The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam

Desert and Town: The Harsh Environment of the Pre-Islamic Arabian World

The Life of Muhammad and the Genesis of Islam

The Arab Empire of the Umayyads

From Arab to Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era

Chapter 12: Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia

The Islamic Heartlands in the Middle and Late Abbasid Eras

An Age of Learning and Artistic Refinements

The Coming of Islam to South Asia

The Spread of Islam to Southeast Asia

Chapter 13: African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam

African Societies: Diversity and Similarities

Kingdoms of the Grasslands

The Swahili Coast of East Africa

Peoples of the Forest and Plains

Chapter 14: Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe

Civilization in Eastern Europe

The Byzantine Empire

The Split between Eastern and Western Christianity

The Spread of Civilization in Eastern Europe

The Emergence of Kievan Rus’

Chapter 15: A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe

Stages of Postclassical Development

Western Culture in the Postclassical Era

Changing Economic and Social Forms in the Postclassical Centuries

The Decline of the Medieval Synthesis

Chapter 16: The Americas on the Eve of Invasion

Postclassic Mesoamerica, 1000–1500 C.E.

Aztec Society in Transition

Twantinsuyu: World of the Incas

The Other Peoples of the Americas

Chapter 17: Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties

Rebuilding the Imperial Edifice in the Sui-Tang Era

Tang Decline and the Rise of the Song

Tang and Song Prosperity: The Basis of A Golden Age

Chapter 18: The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

Japan: The Imperial Age

The Era of Warrior Dominance

Korea: Between China and Japan

Between China and Southeast Asia: The Making of Vietnam

Chapter 19: The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur

The Transcontinental Empire of Chinggis Khan

The Mongol Drive to the West

The Mongol Interlude in Chinese History

Chapter 20: The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power

Key Changes in the Middle East

The Structure of Transregional Trade

The Rise of the West

Outside the World Network

Part IV: The Early Modern Period , 1450–1750: The World Shrinks

Chapter 21: The World Economy

The West’s First Outreach: Maritime Power

The Columbian Exchange of Disease and Food

Toward a World Economy

Colonial Expansion

Chapter 22: The Transformation of the West, 1450–1750

The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce, 1450–1650

The Commercial Revolution

The Scientific Revolution: The Next Phase of Change

Political Change

Chapter 23: Early Latin America

Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest to Conquest

The Destruction and Transformation of Indigenous Societies

Colonial Economies and Governments

Brazil: The First Plantation Colony

Multiracial Societies

The 18th-Century Reforms

Chapter 24: Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Africa and the Creation of an Atlantic System

The Atlantic Slave Trade

African Societies, Slavery, and the Slave Trade

White Settlers and Africans in Southern Africa

The African Diaspora

Chapter 25: The Rise of Russia

Russia’s Expansionist Politics under the Tsars

Russia’s First Westernization, 1690–1790

Themes in Early Modern Russian History

Chapter 26: The Muslim Empires

The Ottomans: From Frontier Warriors to Empire Builders

The Shi’a Challenge of the Safavids

The Mughals and the Apex of Muslim Civilization in India

Chapter 27: Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change

The Asian Trading World and the Coming of the Europeans

Ming China: A Global Mission Refused

Fending Off the West: Japan’s Reunification and the First Challenge

Part V: The Dawn of the Industrial Age, 1750–1900

Chapter 28: The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750–1900

Context for Revolution

The Age of Revolution

The Industrial Revolution: First Phases

The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850–1900

Cultural Transformations

Western Settler Societies

Diplomatic Tensions and World War I

Chapter 29: Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order

The Shift to Land Empires in Asia

Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870–1914

Patterns of Dominance: Continuity and Change

Chapter 30: The Consolidation of Latin America, 1810–1920

From Colonies to Nations

New Nations Confront Old and New Problems

Latin American Economies and World Markets, 1820–1870

Societies in Search of Themselves

Chapter 31: Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China

From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth of Turkey

Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic Heartlands

The Rise and Fall of the Qing Dynasty

Chapter 32: Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West

Russia’s Reforms and Industrial Advance

Protest and Revolution in Russia

Japan: Transformation without Revolution

Part IV: The Newest Stage of World History: 1900–Present 

Chapter 33: Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order

The Coming of the Great War

A World at War

Failed Peace and Global Turmoil

The Nationalist Assault on the European Colonial Order

Chapter 34: The World between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response

The Roaring Twenties

Revolution: The First Waves

The Global Great Depression

The Nazi Response

Authoritarianism and New Militarism in Key Regions

Chapter 35: A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order

Old and New Causes of a Second World War

Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of War in Europe and the Pacific

The Conduct of a Second Global War

War’s End and the Emergence of the Superpower Standoff in the Cold War

Nationalism and Decolonization in South and Southeast Asia and Africa

Chapter 36: Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War

After World War II: A New International Setting for the West

The Resurgence of Western Europe

Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Culture and Society in the West

Eastern Europe after World War II: A Soviet Empire

Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions

Chapter 37: Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the 21st Century

Latin America after World War II

Radical Options in the 1950s

The Search for Reform and the Military Option

Societies in Search of Change

Chapter 38: Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence

The Challenges of Independence

Postcolonial Options for Achieving Economic

Growth and Social Justice

Delayed Revolutions: Religious Revivalism and Liberation Movements in Settler Societies

Chapter 39: Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim

East Asia in the Postwar Settlements

The Pacific Rim: More Japans?

Mao’s China: Vanguard of World Revolution

Colonialism and Revolution in Vietnam

Chapter 40: Power, Politics, and Conflict in World History, 1990–2014

The End of the Cold War

The Spread of Democracy

The Great Powers and New Disputes

The United States as Sole Superpower

Chapter 41: Globalization and Resistance

Global Industrialization

Globalization: Causes and Processes

The Global Environment

Resistance and Alternatives

Toward the Future

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