Gift Guide

Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, Volume II - From 1300 (Chs 11-30) / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $146.95   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, is a carefully honed version of the best-selling Civilization Past and Present, Ninth Edition. It treats the development and growth of civilization not as a unique European experience but as a global one through which all the great culture systems have interacted to produce the present-day world. This new text includes all the elements of history-social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal, and technological-to illustrate that global interaction.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321053060
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

(Volume II: Parts III-VII, Chapters 11-30)

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Conclusion, Suggestions for Web Browsing, Suggestions for Reading, and Notes.)


11. The Islamic Gunpowder Empires, 1300-1650.
New Polities in Eurasia.
The Ottoman Empire.
The Safavid Empire in Persia.
The Mughul Empire in South Asia.
Networks of Trade and Communication.
Evliya Qelebi, "An Ottoman Official's Wedding Night".
The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold.
Discovery Through Maps.
The World Map of Piri Reis.

12. The Pacific Rim, 1300-1600.
China: Political Recovery and the Ming Dynasty.
Korea: The Restless Satellite.
Japan: From Feudal Conflicts to the Tokugawa Shogunate.
The Competing States of Southeast Asia.
Polygamy in a Ming Household.
Father Xavier's Difficulties as a Missionary in Sixteenth-Century Japan.
Discovery Through Maps.
A Korea-Centered View of the World.

13. The Renaissance, 1300-I600.
The Italian Renaissance.
Humanism and the Classical Revival.
Italian Renaissance Art.
The Northern Renaissance.
Montaigne, Of the Education of Children.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Power and Glory of Renaissance Venice.

14. The Christian Reformation and the Emergence of the Modern Political System, 1517-1648.
The Protestant Reformations.
The Protestant Reformation in England.
The Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, France, and the Rhine Valley.
The Catholic Counter-Reformation.
Impact on the Arts: Mannerism and Baroque Styles.
Wars of Religion and Emergence of the Modern State System.
The Thirty Years' War: The Austrian Habsburgs' Quest for Central European Hegemony.
John Calvin on God's Omniscience and Predestination.
Hardships in a German Town During the Thirty Years' War.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Road to Eternity.

15.Global Encounters.

The New World Economy, 1300-1600.
The Iberian Golden Age.
Iberian Systems in the New World.
The Portuguese Impact on Africa.
Beginnings of Northern European Expansion.
Cortes Meets Montezuma.
Afonso Appeals to the King of Portugal.
Discovery Through Maps.
Sebastian Munster's Map of Africa.


16. Global Encounters.

The Clash of Cultures, 1600-1800.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Islamic Africa.
Challenges to the Muslim World Order.
European Encroachments in Eastern Asia.
Change and Crisis in East Asia.
A Slave's Memoir.
Father Ripa, Family Relations in Manchu China.
Discovery Through Maps.
The African Coast: The Dangers of Seafaring.

17. European Political Choices in an Age of Change.

Absolutism and Limited Power, 1650-1774.
Louis XIV, the Sun King: The Model for European Absolutism.
The Gravitational Pull of French Absolutism.
Holland and England: Limited Central Power.
Breaking the Bank: War and Diplomacy Between 1648 and 1763.
Social and Economic Challenges.
Cultural Reflections of the Times.
Frederick the Great, A Political Testament.
Conditions Among Eighteenth-Century French Peasants.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Elegant Destruction of Poland.

18.The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.

New Ideas and Their Consequences in Europe and North America.
Revolution in Science: The Laws of Nature.
The Enlightenment.
Enlightenment of the Heart: Philosophical, Religious, and Humanitarian Movements.
The Failure of Monarchical Reform.
The American Revolution.
The Widening Scope of Scientific Discovery.
Adam Smith on Labor and Self-Interest.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Heliocentric Cosmos of Copernicus.

19 The French and Napoleonic Revolutions and Their Global Impact, 1789-1825.
The French Revolution.
The Napoleonic Revolution.
Napoleon and the Americas.
The Vienna Settlement and the Concert of Europe.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
Metternich on His Political Principles.
Discovery Through Maps
France Triumphant.


20 Western Economic Domination and the Rise of the Middle Classes, 1815-1914.
The European Middle Classes and Their Influences.
The "New Science," Racism, and Anti-Semitism. Cultural Reflections of the Age.
Industrialization and Children.
Houston Stuart Chamberlain on the Characteristics of the German Race.
Discovery Through Maps
An American View of the World in the 1820s.

21. Power Politics in the Western World, 1815-1914.
The Search for a Political Status Quo: Western and Central Europe to Midcentury.
Realpolitik in Western and Central Europe to 1914.
Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 1815-1914.
The Failure of European Diplomacy.
Mazzini on the Duties of the Individual.
Bismarck and the Ems Despatch.
"With Malice Toward None": Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
Discovery Through Maps.
The British Empire in 1886.

22. Africa and the Middle East, 1800-1914.
State Formation and the End of the Slave
Trade in Africa.
European Conquest of Africa.
European Technology and the African
Response to Conquest.
The Middle East.
That Was No Brother.
A Middle Eastern Vision of the West.
Discovery Through Maps.
Reverend Ashmun's Map of Liberia.

23. Four Faces of Imperialism.

Latin America, East Asia, India, and the "Eastern Question".
Latin America.
Southeast Asia.
China: The Central Kingdom.
The Japanese Alternative.
The Eastern Question.
Lin Tse-hsu on the Opium Trade.
Discovery Through Maps.
Western Designs on China, 1885-1900.


24. Winning the War and Losing the Peace.

The Democracies, 1914-1939.
World War I.
The Allied Peace Settlement.
Economic Disasters.
Politics in the Democracies.
The Western Tradition in Transition.
John Maynard Keynes on Clemenceau.
Alex de Jonge on Inflation in Weimar Germany.
Discovery Through Maps.
International Air Travel.

25. Authoritarian Alternatives.

Russia, Italy, and Germany, 1917-1939.
Revolution in Russia, 1917 and 1928.
Italy and Mussolini.
The German Tragedy.
Stalin and State Terror.
Discovery Through Maps.
German Racial Types.

26. Western Weakness, Diplomatic Failure, and World War II.
The Troubled Calm: The West in the 1920s.
Epoch of the Aggressors.
World War II.
The Hossbach Memorandum.
The Nazi Death Camps.
Discovery Through Maps
U.S. Air Force Survival Maps.


27. Emerging National Movements in Asia and Africa, 1920s-1950s.
China: Revolution and Republic.
Nationalism in Southeast Asia.
India: The Drive for Independence.
The Middle East Divided.
Memorandum of the General Syrian Congress.
The Awakening of a Pan-African Spirit.
Discovery Through Maps.
What's in a Name? Siam or Thailand?

28. The Bipolar World and Decolonization.
No War-No Peace, 1945-1953.
The Beginnings of Bipolarity, 1945-1953.
From Peaceful Coexistence to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1953-1962.
The Vietnam Era, 1945-1975.
D├ętente and Decay, 1962-1985.
The End of Bipolarity, 1985-1999.
The Soviet Bloc and After.
The Truman Doctrine.
Khrushchev's Address to the Twentieth Party Congress.
Discovery Through Maps.
Massive Retaliatory Power, 1954.

29. The Capitalist World Since 1945.
The Modern Global Economy.
The United States Since 1945.
Japan: From Defeat to Dominance to Doubt.
The Western European States.
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex.
Henry Kissinger, The White House Years.
Discovery Through Maps.
The Euro and Its Map.

30. The Developing World Since 1945.
Southeast Asia.
The Subcontinent.
The Middle East.
Latin America.
Mao on Communism in China.
Discovery Through Maps.
Borders and Identities: The UN Partition Plan.



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)