The Essential World History, Enhanced Edition / Edition 3by William J. Duiker, Jackson J. Spielvogel
Pub. Date: 01/02/2008
Publisher: Cengage Learning
THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Enhanced Third Edition, shows you how to use the maps, images, and documents in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals some of the tricks to uncovering the past that your instructor wants you to know. "Discovery" sections, at the end… See more details below
THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Enhanced Third Edition, shows you how to use the maps, images, and documents in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals some of the tricks to uncovering the past that your instructor wants you to know. "Discovery" sections, at the end of every chapter, assist you in practicing these skills, which will help you connect the text's seven themes of world history and excel in your course. This bestselling text presents a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences uniting the human past and informing key global patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history has been integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures. The text takes a global approach to world history, helping you link events together in a broad comparative framework and place the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.
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Table of Contents
Part I: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS AND THE RISE OF EMPIRES (PREHISTORY TO 500 C.E.). 1. The First Civilizations: The Peoples of Western Asia and North Africa. 2. Ancient India. 3. China in Antiquity. 4. The Civilization of the Greeks. 5. The First World Civilization: Rome, China, and the Emergence of the Silk Road. Part II: NEW PATTERNS OF CIVILIZATION. 6. The Americas. 7. Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam and Its Impact in the Region. 8. Early Civilizations in Africa. 9. The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia. 10. The Flowering of Traditional China. 11. The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. 12. The Making of Europe. Part III: EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1500-1800). 13. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market. 14. Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building. 15. The Muslim Empires. 16. The East Asian World. 17. The West on the Eve of a New World Order. Part IV: MODERN PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY (1800-1945). 18. The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870. 19. The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World. 20. The High Tide of Imperialism. 21. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge. 22. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution. 23. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East from 1919 to 1939. 24. The Crisis Deepens: World War II. Part V: TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION? THE WORLD SINCE 1945. 25. East and West in the Grip of the Cold War. 26. Brave New World: Communism on Trial. 27. Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945. 28. Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East. 29. Toward the Pacific Century? Glossary. Pronunciation Guide.
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