World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 1 / Edition 6

World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 1 / Edition 6

by Peter N. Stearns, Michael B. Adas, Stuart B. Schwartz, Marc Jason Gilbert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205659586

ISBN-13: 9780205659586

Pub. Date: 01/18/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history–from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of

Overview

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history–from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.

This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while at the same time assessing the development of major societies. Encompassing social and cultural as well as political and economic history, the book examines key civilizations in world history. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205659586
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

Part I: Early Human Societies, 2.5 Million— 600 B.C.E.: Origins and Development

Chapter 1: The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization

Chapter 2: The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa

Chapter 3: Asia’s First Civilizations: India and China

Part II: The Classical Period, 600 B.C.E.—600 C.E.: Uniting Large Regions

Chapter 4: Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China

Chapter 5: Classical Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Chapter 6: Religious Rivalries and India’s Golden Age

Chapter 7: Rome and Its Empire

Chapter 8: The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas

Chapter 9: The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples

Chapter 10: The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200—700 C.E.

Part III: The Postclassical Period, 600—1450: New Faith and New Commerce

Chapter 11: The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam

Chapter 12: Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia

Chapter 13: African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam

Chapter 14: Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe

Chapter 15: A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe

Chapter 16: The Americas on the Eve of Invasion

Chapter 17: Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties

Chapter 18: The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

Chapter 19: The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur

Chapter 20: The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power

Part IV: The Early Modern Period, 1450—1750: The World Shrinks

Chapter 21: The World Economy

Chapter 22: The Transformation of the West, 1450—1750


2) Full Table of Contents

Part I: Early Human Societies, 2.5 million - 600 B.C.E.: Origins and Development

Chapter 1: The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization

Human Life in the Era of Hunters and Gatherers

Agriculture and the Origins of Civilization: The Neolithic Transformations

The First Towns: Seedbeds of Civilization

Chapter 2: The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa

Early Civilization in Mesopotamia

Later Mesopotamian Civilization: A Series of Conquests

Ancient Egypt

Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared

Civilization Centers in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean

The Issue of Heritage

Civilizations and the World

Chapter 3: Asia’s First Civilizations: India and China

The Indus Valley and the Birth of South Asian Civilization

Indo-European Incursions and Early Vedic Society in India

A Bend in the River and the Beginnings of China

The Decline of the Shang and the Era of Zhou Dominance

Part II: The Classical Period, 600 B.C.C.– 600 C.E.: Uniting Large Regions

Chapter 4: Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China

Philosophical Remedies for the Prolonged Crisis of the Later Zhou

The Triumph of the Qin and Imperial Unity

The Han Dynasty and the Foundations of China’s Classical Age

Chapter 5: Classical Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

The Persian Empire: A New Perspective in the Middle East

The Political Character of Classical Greece

The Hellenistic Period

Greek And Hellenistic Culture

Patterns of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Society

Chapter 6: Religious Rivalries and India’s Golden Age

The Age of Brahman Dominance

An Era of Widespread Social Change

Religious Ferment and the Rise of Buddhism

The Rise and Decline of the Mauryas

Brahmanical Recovery and the Splendors of the Gupta Age

Intensifying Caste and Gender Inequities and Gupta Decline

Chapter 7: Rome and Its Empire

The Development of Rome’s Republic

Roman Culture

How Rome Ruled its Empire

The Evolution of Rome’s Economic and Social Structure

The Origins of Christianity

The Decline of Rome

Chapter 8: The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas

Origins of American Societies

Spread of Civilization in Mesoamerica

The Peoples to the North

The Andean World

Chapter 9: The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples

The Spread of Civilization in Africa

Nomadic Societies and Indo-European Migrations

The Spread of Chinese Civilization to Japan

The Scattered Societies of Polynesia

Chapter 10: The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200–700 C.E.

Upheavals in Eastern and Southern Asia

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Development and Spread of World Religions

Part III: The Postclassical Period , 600–1450: New Faith and New Commerce

Chapter 11: The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam

Desert and Town: The Harsh Environment of the Pre-Islamic Arabian World

The Life of Muhammad and the Genesis of Islam

The Arab Empire of the Umayyads

From Arab to Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era

Chapter 12: Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia

The Islamic Heartlands in the Middle and Late Abbasid Eras

An Age of Learning and Artistic Refinements

The Coming of Islam to South Asia

The Spread of Islam to Southeast Asia

Chapter 13: African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam

African Societies: Diversity and Similarities

Kingdoms of the Grasslands

The Swahili Coast of East Africa

Peoples of the Forest and Plains

Chapter 14: Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe

Civilization in Eastern Europe

The Byzantine Empire

The Split between Eastern and Western Christianity

The Spread of Civilization in Eastern Europe

The Emergence of Kievan Rus’

Chapter 15: A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe

Stages of Postclassical Development

Western Culture in the Postclassical Era

Changing Economic and Social Forms in the Postclassical Centuries

The Decline of the Medieval Synthesis

Chapter 16: The Americas on the Eve of Invasion

Postclassic Mesoamerica, 1000–1500 C.E.

Aztec Society in Transition

Twantinsuyu: World of the Incas

The Other Peoples of the Americas

Chapter 17: Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties

Rebuilding the Imperial Edifice in the Sui-Tang Era

Tang Decline and the Rise of the Song

Tang and Song Prosperity: The Basis of A Golden Age

Chapter 18: The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

Japan: The Imperial Age

The Era of Warrior Dominance

Korea: Between China and Japan

Between China and Southeast Asia: The Making of Vietnam

Chapter 19: The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur

The Transcontinental Empire of Chinggis Khan

The Mongol Drive to the West

The Mongol Interlude in Chinese History

Chapter 20: The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power

Key Changes in the Middle East

The Structure of Transregional Trade

The Rise of the West

Outside the World Network

Part IV: The Early Modern Period , 1450–1750: The World Shrinks

Chapter 21: The World Economy

The West’s First Outreach: Maritime Power

The Columbian Exchange of Disease and Food

Toward a World Economy

Colonial Expansion

Chapter 22: The Transformation of the West, 1450–1750

The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce, 1450–1650

The Commercial Revolution

The Scientific Revolution: The Next Phase of Change

Political Change

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