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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195219272
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • 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. 1 Before History - Beginnings
1 The Foundations 3
2 Homo Sapiens 18
3 The Possibility of Civilization 29
Bk. 2 The First Civilizations
1 Early Civilized Life 41
2 Ancient Mesopotamia 49
3 Ancient Egypt 66
4 Intruders and Invaders: The Dark Ages of the Ancient Near East 88
5 The Beginnings of Civilization in Eastern Asia 119
6 The Other Worlds of the Ancient Past 148
7 The End of the Old World 159
Bk. 3 The Classical Mediterranean
1 The Roots of One World 167
2 The Greeks 171
3 Greek Civilization 188
4 The Hellenistic World 212
5 Rome 227
6 The Roman Achievement 245
7 Jewry and the Coming of Christianity 260
8 The Waning of the Classical West 276
9 The Elements of a Future 301
Bk. 4 The Age of Diverging Traditions
1 Islam and the Remaking of the Near East 317
2 The Arab Empires 333
3 Byzantium and Its Sphere 345
4 The Disputed Legacies of the Near East 372
5 The Making of Europe 393
6 India 422
7 Imperial China 444
8 Japan 466
9 Worlds Apart 477
10 Europe: the First Revolution 489
11 New Limits, New Horizons 524
Bk. 5 The Making of the European Age
1 A New Kind of Society: Early Modern Europe 549
2 Authority and Its Challengers 570
3 The New World of Great Powers 598
4 Europe's Assault on the World 630
5 World History's New Shape 657
6 Ideas Old and New 674
Bk. 6 The Great Acceleration
1 Long-term Change 699
2 Political Change in an Age of Revolution 720
3 Political Change: A New Europe 745
4 Political Change: The Anglo-Saxon World 768
5 The European World Hegemony 789
6 European Imperialism and Imperial Rule 813
7 Asia's Response to a Europeanizing World 831
Bk. 7 The End of the Europeans' World
1 Strains in the System 863
2 The Era of the First World War 883
3 A New Asia in the Making 915
4 The Ottoman Heritage and the Western Islamic Lands 932
5 The Second World War 946
6 The Shaping of a New World 969
Bk. 8 The Latest Age
1 Perspectives 995
2 A New World Order 1039
3 Crumbling Certainties 1091
4 The Closing of an Era 1124
5 Openings and Closures 1148
Index 1185
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