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Overview

An intellectually and stylistically unified overview of world history, this text draws a global portrait of the human past – showing how each part of the world fits into the overall balance in each successive age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132625104
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/3/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 715
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

VOLUME I

Timelines.

I. BEGINNINGS.

1. In the Beginning.
2. River Valley Civilizations: 3500 to 1500 B.C.
3. The Rise of Civilizations on Rain-Watered Land: 2000 to 1200 B.C.
Illustrated Essay: The Use of Plants and Animals in Agriculture.
4. Empire and Religion in the Middle East: 1200 to 500 B.C.
5. The Greek Style of Civilization: to 500 B.C.E.
6. The Indian Style of Civilization: to 500 B.C.E.
7. The Chinese Style of Civilization: to 200 B.C.E.
Epilogue: Part I - The State of the World: 500 B.C.

II. EURASIAN CULTURAL BALANCE: 500 B.C.E. TO A.D. 1500.

8. The Classical Mediterranean World and Its Expansion: 500 B.C.E. to 200 C.E.

9. Civilized Religions and Barbarian Invasions: 200 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.
10. Islam and India: 600 to 1200.
11. The Far East and the Americas: 600 to 1200.
12. Europe: 500 to 1200.
Illustrated Essay: Diseases and Their Effects on Human Societies.
13. Steppe Peoples and the Civilizations of Eurasia: 1200 to 1500.
14. Western Europe: 1200 to 1500.
Epilogue: Part II: The State of the World: 1500.
VOLUME TWO

Timelines.

III. THE FAR WEST CHALLENGES THE WORLD: 1500 TO 1850.

15. The Great European Discoveries: 1480 to 1550.
16. Europe's Self-Transformation: 1500 to 1650.
17. The World Beyond Europe: 1500 to 1700.
18. Europe's Old Regime: 1650 to 1789.
19. World Reactions to Europe's Expansion: 1700 to 1850.
20. The Democratic and Industrial Revolutions: 1776 to 1850.
Illustrated Essay: Breakthroughs in the Use of Energy and Fuel.
Epilogue: Part III: The State of the World: 1850.

IV. BEGINNINGS OF WORLD COSMOPOLITANISM: FROM 1850.

21. The Decisive Years: 1850 to 1865.
22. Europe: 1850 to 1914.
23. World Reactions to Europe's Achievements: 1850 to 1914.
Illustrated Essay: Transportation and Communication.
24. World Wars of the Twentieth Century: 1914 to 1945.
Illustrated Essay: World Views.
25. The World Since 1945: Public Affairs.
26. Thought and Culture: 1914 to the Present.
Epilogue: Part IV: The State of the World Today.
Photo Credits.
Index.

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