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World Civilizations: The Global Experience [With Atlas] / Edition 5
     

World Civilizations: The Global Experience [With Atlas] / Edition 5

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

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ISBN-10: 0205556906

ISBN-13: 9780205556908

Pub. Date: 03/13/2007

Publisher: Longman

With 83 additional outline and four-color maps, World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition, helps students with geography, one of the most difficult aspects of World history courses for many. The maps are accompanied by review questions that call on students to identify important geographical areas and think critically about

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With 83 additional outline and four-color maps, World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition, helps students with geography, one of the most difficult aspects of World history courses for many. The maps are accompanied by review questions that call on students to identify important geographical areas and think critically about the connection between geography and historical events. The maps are on perforated pages and are organized by chapter so that they can be assigned easily and collected.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history—since 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 also assessing the development of major societies. Presenting social and cultural as well as political and economic aspects, 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:
9780205556908
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
03/13/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1168
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.62(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contentsvii
List of Mapsxvii
Prefacexix
Supplementsxxv
Prologuexxvii
Part 1The Origins of Civilizations2
1The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization8
2The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa28
3Asia's First Civilizations: India and China50
Part 2The Classical Period in World History74
4Nomadic Challenges and Sedentary Responses80
5Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China100
6Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World124
7Rome and Its Empire150
8Religious Rivalries and India's Golden Age170
9The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas196
10The Spread of Peoples and Civilizations222
11The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200-700 c.e.250
Part 3The Postclassical Era268
12The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam276
13Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia304
14African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam330
15Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe352
16A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe372
17The Americas on the Eve of Invasion398
18Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties422
19The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Korea, Japan, and Vietnam448
20The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur474
21The West and the Changing World Balance498
Part 4The World Shrinks, 1450-1750514
22The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750522
23The West and the World542
24The Rise of Russia564
25Early Latin America580
26The Muslim Empires608
27Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade636
28Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change662
Part 5Industrialization and Western Global Hegemony, 1750-1914690
29The Industrialization of the West, 1760-1914696
30Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order726
31The Consolidation of Latin America, 1830-1920726
32Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China754
33Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West806
Part 6The 20th Century in World History828
34International Contacts and Conflicts, 1914-1999836
35The West in the 20th Century866
36Russia and Eastern Europe888
37Japan and the Pacific Rim912
38Latin America: Revolution and Reaction in the 20th Century932
39Decolonization and the Decline of the European World Order960
40Africa and Asia in the Era of Independence990
41War and Revolution in China and Vietnam1018
42A 21st-Century World: Trends and Prospects1046
Glossary2
Credits2
Index1

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