The New History of the World / Edition 4
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The New History of the World / Edition 4

by J. M. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195219279

ISBN-13: 9780195219272

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In the New History of the World, Roberts has completely revised his monumental work for the first time, taking into account the great range of discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism. The chapter on human history has been completely rewritten, addressing events as recent as the relationship…  See more details below

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In the New History of the World, Roberts has completely revised his monumental work for the first time, taking into account the great range of discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism. The chapter on human history has been completely rewritten, addressing events as recent as the relationship between the Arab and Western worlds in the wake of the September 11 attack. In addition to the revisions, the book is now available in a readers' format--perfect for a new generation of readers to open their minds to the great narrative of the human species.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195219272
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
1216
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface to Fourth Edition
Bk. 1Before History - Beginnings
1The Foundations3
2Homo Sapiens18
3The Possibility of Civilization29
Bk. 2The First Civilizations
1Early Civilized Life41
2Ancient Mesopotamia49
3Ancient Egypt66
4Intruders and Invaders: The Dark Ages of the Ancient Near East88
5The Beginnings of Civilization in Eastern Asia119
6The Other Worlds of the Ancient Past148
7The End of the Old World159
Bk. 3The Classical Mediterranean
1The Roots of One World167
2The Greeks171
3Greek Civilization188
4The Hellenistic World212
5Rome227
6The Roman Achievement245
7Jewry and the Coming of Christianity260
8The Waning of the Classical West276
9The Elements of a Future301
Bk. 4The Age of Diverging Traditions
1Islam and the Remaking of the Near East317
2The Arab Empires333
3Byzantium and Its Sphere345
4The Disputed Legacies of the Near East372
5The Making of Europe393
6India422
7Imperial China444
8Japan466
9Worlds Apart477
10Europe: the First Revolution489
11New Limits, New Horizons524
Bk. 5The Making of the European Age
1A New Kind of Society: Early Modern Europe549
2Authority and Its Challengers570
3The New World of Great Powers598
4Europe's Assault on the World630
5World History's New Shape657
6Ideas Old and New674
Bk. 6The Great Acceleration
1Long-term Change699
2Political Change in an Age of Revolution720
3Political Change: A New Europe745
4Political Change: The Anglo-Saxon World768
5The European World Hegemony789
6European Imperialism and Imperial Rule813
7Asia's Response to a Europeanizing World831
Bk. 7The End of the Europeans' World
1Strains in the System863
2The Era of the First World War883
3A New Asia in the Making915
4The Ottoman Heritage and the Western Islamic Lands932
5The Second World War946
6The Shaping of a New World969
Bk. 8The Latest Age
1Perspectives995
2A New World Order1039
3Crumbling Certainties1091
4The Closing of an Era1124
5Openings and Closures1148
Index1185

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