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The authors of the Eleventh Edition of Civilization Past and Presentspecialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, Russian, and East European history—weave the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis for today's students.

Civilization Past and Present, well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey text, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for students and solid for instructors. Using images and documents that enhance the text's content, the narrative traces connections across cultures and introduces intriguing avenues of historical interpretation. The text examines all aspects of world history—social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321236289
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/21/2005
  • Series: MyHistoryLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

12. 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 çelebi, “An Ottoman Official’s Wedding Night.”


The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold.


The Idea of Seclusion and Lady Nurjahan.

Discovery Through Maps.

The World Map of Piri Reis.

13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 1300—1650.

China: The Ming Dynasty.

Korea: The Making of a Confucian Society.

Japan: The Era of ShMguns and Warring States.

Southeast Asia: States Within a Region.


A Censor Accuses a Eunuch.


Sotoba Komachi, a Fourteenth-Century Japanese NM Play.


A Traveller’s Account of Siam.

Discovery Through Maps.

Chinese World Map, c. 1500 c.e.

14. European Cultural and Religious Transformations.

The Renaissance and the Reformation 1300 — 1600.

Social Upheaval.

The Italian Renaissance.

Italian Renaissance Art.

The Northern Renaissance.

The Crises of the Catholic Church: 1300-1517.

Luther and the German Reformation.
HenryVIII and the Anglican Reformation.
Protestantism: from Switzerland to Holland.
Reform in the Catholic Church.


Machiavelli, The Prince: On Cruelty and Mercy.


Anne Ayscough (Mrs. Thomas Kyme), English Protestant Martyr.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Lagoon of Venice.

15. The Development of the European State System: 1300-1650.

Politics in an Age of Crisis, 1300—1500.

The Religious-Political Fusion.

Wars of Religions: The Spanish Habsburgs’ Quest for European Hegemony, 1556—1598.

Orthodox Europe: Russian Consolidation and Ottoman Expansion.

The Austrian Habsburgs’ Drive for Superiority and the Thirty Years’ War.


The Trial of Joan of Arc.


Simplicissimus on the Horrors of the Thirty Years’ War.

Discovery Through Maps.

A Pilgrim’s Map of Canterbury.

Global Issues : Power and Technology.

16. Global Encounters: Europe and the New World Economy, 1400—1650.

The Iberian Golden Age.

The Portuguese and Africa.

The Growth of New Spain.

Iberian Systems in the New World.

Beginnings of Northern European Expansion.


Portuguese Encounters with Africans.


Disease and the Spanish Conquest.

Discovery Through Maps.

Savage Pictures: Sebastian Munster’s Map of Africa.

17. Politics in the First Age of Capitalism, 1648—1774.

Absolutism and Limited Central Power.

Capitalism and the Forces of Change.

Social Crises during the Capitalist Revolution.

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: Diplomacy and War in the Age of Absolutism: 1650—1774.

Economic Challenges.

Louis XV and the Decline of European Absolutism: 1715—1774.


Louis XIV to His Son.


Conditions Among Eighteenth-Century French Peasants.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Elegant Destruction of Poland.

18. New Ideas and Their Political Consequences: The Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolutions.

Revolution in Science: The Laws of Nature.

The Sciences of Society: The “Age of Reason.”

The Failure of Monarchical Reform.

The French Revolution: The Domestic Phase, 1789–1799.

The French Revolution: The Napoleonic Phase, 1799–1815.


Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.


Olympe de Gouges on the Rights of Women.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Heliocentric Cosmos of Copernicus.

19. Africa, 1650–1850.

The Atlantic Slave Trade.

End of the Slave Trade in West Africa.

Islamic Africa.

Africans and European Settlement in Southern Africa.

African State Formation in Eastern and North-Eastern Africa.


A Slave’s Memoir.


Song of the Afflicted.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Myth of the Empty Land.

Global Issues : Slavery.

20. Asian and Middle Eastern Empires and Nations, 1650–1815.

The Ottomans in the Early Modern Era.

Muslim Politics in Persia.

Early Modern India under the Mughals.

The Qing Dynasty before the Opium War.

Korea in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Early Modern Japan: The Tokugawa Period.

Southeast Asia: Political and Cultural Interactions.

Europeans on New Pacific Frontiers.


Lady Montagu, Florence Nightingale, and the Myths of “Orient. ”


From the Casebook of Lan Dingyuan, a Country Magistrate.


Ihara Saikaku: “The Umbrella Oracle.*

21. The Americas, 1650–1825: From European Dominance to Independence.

The Iberian Colonies: 1650–1789.

The West Indies.

Breaking Away: The Creation of the United States of America.

Haiti: The First Successful Slave Revolution.

Revolutions in Mexico and Central and South America.


Letter from Abigail Adams.


Simón Bolívar, Proclamation to the People of Venezuela.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Island of California.

22. Industrialization: Social, Political, and Cultural Transformations.

The Industrial Revolution: British Phase.

The Industrial Revolution: Continental Phase.

Industrialization and the Workers.

The Middle Classes.

Science, Technology, and the Second Industrial Revolution.

Cultural Responses to the New Age.


Industrialization and Children.


Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861).

23. Africa and the Middle East During the Age of European Imperialism.

European Conquest of Africa.

European Technology and the African Response to Conquest.

The Mineral Revolution in South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War.

Colonial Rule in Africa.

The Ottoman Empire Refashioned.

Persia and the Great Power Struggle.


That Was No Brother.


A Middle Eastern Vision of the West.


Halide Edib: Education, Generation, and Class in the Late Ottoman Empire.

24. Asia, 1815–1914: India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.


Southeast Asia.

China: The Long Nineteenth Century.

Japan: Modernity and Imperialism.


The Great Revolt of 1857-58 .


Lin Zexu on the Opium Trade.


“The Beefeater.”

25. Latin America: Independence and Dependence, 1825-1945.

Challenges to Latin American States after Independence.

Twentieth-Century Latin America.

The Colossus to the North: the United States and Latin America.


Newspaper Advertisements for Runaway Slaves in Brazil.


Civilization and Barbarism.


José Marti’s Observations on the United States and Cuba.

Global Issues : Gender.

26. Politics and Diplomacy in the West: 1815-1914.

The Vienna Settlement and the Reassembling of Europe.

1848: The Revolutionary Year.

Prussia, German Unification, and the Second Reich.

The Decline of Austria.

France: The Second Empire and the Third Republic.

Italy to 1914.

The United Kingdom.

The United States.

Russia in Reform and Revolution.

The “Eastern Question” and the Failure of European Diplomacy to 1914.


Bismarck and the Ems Dispatch.


“With Malice Toward None”: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.

Discovery Through Maps.

An American View of the World in the 1820s.

27. World War One and Its Economic and Political Consequences.

World War I.

The Allied Peace Settlement.

Economic Disasters.

Politics in the Democracies.

The Western Tradition in Transition: Changing Certainties.


Diary of Private Tom Easton.


John Maynard Keynes on Clemenceau.

28. The USSR, Italy, Germany, and Japan: The Failure of Democracy in the Interwar Period.

Revolutions in Russia, 1917 and 1928–1939.


Italy and Mussolini.

The German Tragedy.



Stalin and State Terror.


The New German Woman.

Discovery Through Maps.

Wishful Thinking: A Nazi Tourism Map.

29. Forging New Nations in Asia, 1910 to 1950.

China: Revolution and Republic.

Korea From Monarchy to Colony.

Nationalism in Southeast Asia.

India: The Drive for Independence.


Lu Xun and China’s May Fourth Generation.


Gandhi and Truth-Force.

Discovery Through Maps.

What’s in a Name? Siam or Thailand?

30. Emerging National Movements in the Middle East and Africa, 1920s to 1950s.

The Middle East Divided.

The Challenge to Colonial Rule in Africa.


World War II and Its Aftermath.


Memorandum of the General Syrian Congress.


We Have Not Come as Conquerors, But as Liberators.


The Awakening of a Pan-African Spirit.


Pass Laws and African Women in South Africa.

31. World War II: Origins and Consequences, 1919-1946.

The Troubled Calm: The West in the 1920s.

The Epoch of the Aggressors.

World War II.

Postwar Settlements.


Erich Maria Remarque, The Road Back.


The Hossbach Memorandum.


The Nazi Death Camps.

Global Issues : Genocide.

32. The Bi-Polar World: Cold War and Decolonization 1945–1991.

Competing Economic Models.

The Cold War: 1945–1962.

Vietnam and Afghanistan: 1962-1991.

Gorbachev and the End of Bipolarity, 1985–1991.



The Truman Doctrine.


Khrushchev’s Address to the Twentieth Party Congress.

Discovery Through Maps.

Massive Retaliatory Power, 1954.

33. The United States and Europe Since 1945: Politics in an Age of Conflict and Change.

Technology and Social Change s.

The United States.

Western Europe.

Eastern Europe.

The Soviet Union and the Russian Republic.

Interdependence in a Changing World.


Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex.


Martin Luther King, Jr., Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence.


Jean Monnet on European Unity.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Euro Comes to Greece.

34. The Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Since 1945 : The Struggle for Survival

The Middle East.


Latin America: Reform, Repression, or Revolt.


Ayatollah Khomeini, Message to the Pilgrims.


The Village That Has “Eaten Itself Limb by Limb.”

Discovery Through Maps.

Borders and Identities: The UN Partition Plan.

35. Asia Since 1945 : Political, Economic, and Social Revolutions.

The People’s Republic of China and Other Chinese Countries.

Japan : From Defeat to Dominance to Doubt.

Korea: A Nation Divided.

Southeast Asia.

The Subcontinent.


Mao on Communism in China.


Nehru and the Two Sides of Kashmir.


Benazir Bhutto at Harvard.

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