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.
PAUL V. ADAMS is Professor of History at Shippensburg University, PA.
ERICK LANGER is Professor of History at Georgetown University.
LILY HWA is Assistant Professor of History at the University of St. Thoma
LILY HWA is Assistant Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas.
PETER N. STEARNS is Heinz Professor of History and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the auth
Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History. His numerous books include World History in Documents; American Behavioral History; and Anxious Parents.
MERRY E. WIESNER-HANKS is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the author of the award-winning Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, Working Women in Renaissance Germany, and Gender, Church, and State in Early Modern Germany.