The first in a two-volume anthology of primary, secondary and visual sources, this reader provides a broad introduction to the evolution of World Civilizations from ancient history to 1700, and gives students insight into how historians use and interpret evidence in an effort to broaden their understanding of civilizations around the world. A wide selection of documents, images, maps and charts is presented along with chapter-opening timelines, source introductions, points for consideration, and questions designed to clarify the material and stimulate discussion. The reader is organized chronologically, but also provides an alternate topical Table of Contents, which allows instructors and students to compare sources across cultures and time periods. A new feature to this edition, "Using This Book," assists students in fully analyzing sources and context.
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Table of Contents
About the AuthorsA Note on Chinese Romanization Chapter 1. Early Civilizations of Southwestern Asia and Northeastern Africa Chapter 2. India, to A.D. 500 Chapter 3. China, to A.D. 500 Chapter 4. The Mediterranean Basin: Greek Civilization Chapter 5. The Mediterranean Basin: Roman Civilization and the Origins of Christianity Chapter 6. The Rise of Islam Chapter 7. India and Southeast Asia, 500-1500 Chapter 8. China and Japan, 500-1500 Chapter 9. The Mongols, the Turks and the Middle East, 1000-1500 Chapter 10. The Struggle for Order in the West: Europe's Middle Ages, 500-1300 Chapter 11. Transitions in the West, 1300-1500 Chapter 12. Civilizations of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, to 1500 Chapter 13. Global Encounters and Cultures in Conflict, 1500-1700 Chapter 14. Europe's Early Modern Era, 1500-1789 Chapter 15. Asia, 1500-1700 CROSS-CULTURAL CONTACTS To a.d. 500 500-1500 1500-1700 ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES To a.d. 500 500-1500 1500-1700 ENIVRONMENT AND GEOGRAPHY (and more...)