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Written by experienced, award-winning teachers of global history, this edition has been updated to include significant world events and questions from the most recent New York State Global History Regents Exam. This book offers detailed analyses of the following topics:
  • The basics of world geography
  • The social sciences and their approaches to the growth and development of civilizations

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Overview


Written by experienced, award-winning teachers of global history, this edition has been updated to include significant world events and questions from the most recent New York State Global History Regents Exam. This book offers detailed analyses of the following topics:
  • The basics of world geography
  • The social sciences and their approaches to the growth and development of civilizations

This book is designed primarily to prepare high school students for the New York State Global History Regents Exam. In addition to its comprehensive subject review it also presents recent Regents Exams with answers for the multiple-choice questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438000169
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Let's Review Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 99,244
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Introduction to Global History and Geography 1

Part A The Social Sciences 2

Part B Culture 8

Part C World Regions 11

Section 1 The Middle East 17

Section 2 South Asia 37

Section 3 China 57

Section 4 Southeast Asia 81

Section 5 Japan and Korea 92

Section 6 Africa 119

Section 7 Latin America and the Caribbean Basin 149

Section 8 Western Europe 170

Section 9 Eastern Europe 183

Section 10 Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.) 191

ERA I The Ancient World: Civilizations and Religion (4000 B.C.E.-500 C.E.) 223

Part A Early Peoples: Discovering the Humans Past 224

Part B Riverine Civilizations: Cities, Kingdoms, and Legal Codes 228

Part C Cradles of Civilization: Ancient Societies 230

ERA II Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter (500-1200) 273

Part A India and China 274

Part B Islamic Civilization-"Golden Age" and the Rise and Spread of Islam (622-1453) 276

Part C Medieval Europe 279

Part D The Byzantine Empire 285

ERA III Global Interactions (1200-1650) 295

Part A The Renaissance 296

Part B The Reformation 298

Part C Global Interactions in Asia-Japan 301

ERA IV The First Global Age (1450-1770) 311

Part A Continuity and Change: Established Structures, New Ideas 312

Part B Amerindian Civilizations/MesoAmerican Societies 314

Part C Trading Kingdoms of West Africa 317

Part D The Middle East and Southwest Asia 318

Part E South Asia 320

Part F East Asia 323

Part G Europe: The Quest for Products and Profits 324

Section 1 The Age of Exploration 324

Section 2 The Commercial Revolution 326

Section 3 Europe Encounters the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Americas 328

Part H The Rise of Nation-States: Royal Power and Absolutism 337

ERA V An Age of Revolutions (1750-1918) 367

Part A The French Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Napoleonic Era 368

Part B Nationalism and Unification in Europe 374

Part C The Industrial Revolution 378

Part D Imperialism 383

Section 1 South Asia 387

Section 2 China 390

Section 3 Japan 395

Section 4 Africa 397

Part E Global Changes and Revolutions (1750-1914) 401

Section 1 Russia 401

Section 2 Ottoman Empire (1453-1918) 405

Section 3 Latin America 409

ERA VI A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement (1900-1945) 425

Part A World War I 426

Part B The Rise of the Modern Totalitarian State 431

Section 1 Germany 432

Section 2 Italy 435

Section 3 Russia 436

Part C World War II 443

ERA VII The World Since 1945 459

Part A The United Nations 460

Part B Western Europe and the Cold War 464

Part C Eastern Europe, the Cold War, and the Transition to Democracy 471

Part D The Middle East 503

Part E South Asia and Southeast Asia 527

Part F East Asia 544

Section 1 China 544

Section 2 Japan 558

Section 3 Korea 567

Part G Africa 571

Part H Latin America 585

ERA VIII Global Connections and Interactions in the 21st Century 607

Part A World Issues 608

Part B Population Issues and Their Impact 613

Section 1 Population Growth in Developed and Developing Nations 613

Section 2 World Hunger 617

Section 3 Education-A Growing Gap 619

Part C Economic Development and World Trade 620

Section 1 Global Power-The Gap Between Rich and Poor 621

Section 2 Resource and Energy Management 623

Section 3 Globalization 624

Section 4 Tradition and Modernization-Finding a Balance 626

Part D Changing Political Power Structures 627

Section 1 The Superpowers 627

Section 2 The Developing World 629

Section 3 Arms Control 630

Section 4 Terrorism as a Political Weapon 632

Part E Environmental Issues 634

Part F Human Rights 637

Part G Technology 641

Part H Transportation and Communication 644

Part I Space Exploration 646

Part J Mutual Impact and Influence: Europe, America, and Africa-Asia 648

Answer Key for Review Questions 662

Glossary 664

June 2012 Regents Examination 675

Index 711

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