Experiencing World History

Experiencing World History

by Laura Carpenter, Lily Hwa, Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Peter Stearns
     
 

Covering early societies, the classical, postclassical, and modern periods, and the 20th century, and blending the great advances in historical research over the past quarter century, Experiencing World History represents an important addition to the teaching of world history.

Focusing on major issues in social history in the context of world history and

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Covering early societies, the classical, postclassical, and modern periods, and the 20th century, and blending the great advances in historical research over the past quarter century, Experiencing World History represents an important addition to the teaching of world history.

Focusing on major issues in social history in the context of world history and divided into five chronological sections that highlight the mixture of change and continuity, the volume traces key aspects of society over time, among them gender; work and leisure; state and society; culture contact and population patterns.

Truly global in scope, Experiencing World History includes deep coverage of all the major areas including Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A brief introduction ties the social history themes to more conventional world history coverage, and an epilogue after each of the five sections suggests overarching themes and connections.

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"When teaching the world history survey, we all seek to find materials that will draw students in...this book effectively does that while providing insights into the world's social history."

-Journal of World History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814706909
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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"When teaching the world history survey, we all seek to find materials that will draw students in...this book effectively does that while providing insights into the world's social history."

-Journal of World History

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