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World Civilizations: The Global Experience,
Volume II, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition
Peter N. Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart Schwartz, and Marc J. Gilbert

With 42 outline maps and four-color maps, World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition, helps students with geography, one of the most difficult aspects of World history courses for many. Four-color and outline maps accompanied by review questions call on students to identify important geographical areas and think critically about the connection between geography and historical events. The maps are on perforated pages and organized by chapter so that they can be assigned easily and collected.

Here is a sample of the maps included:

Russian Expansion Under the Early Tzars Routes and Products Exchanged in the Asia Trading Network, ca. 1500
Treaty Ports and the Boxer Rebellion in China The Scramble for Africa World War II in the Pacific Outline Map After Empire: Africa and the Middle East

A complete listing of the maps appears at the front of this book.

Do you want more maps? All of the maps in this text — plus many more at no additional cost–can be found on Longman’s exclusive website,

MyHistoryLab also contains a myriad of other resources such as images, an electronic version of the textbook, student assessment tests, fifty of the most commonly assigned books in history, and much more.

Available versions of the Atlas Edition

Single Volume Edition (Chapters 1-41) ISBN 0-205-55690-6
Volume I (Chapters 1-22) ISBN 0-205-55691-4
Volume II (Chapters 21-41) ISBN 0-205-55692-2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205556922
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents



CHAPTER 21 The World Economy

The West’s First Outreach: Maritime Power

In Depth:Causation and the West’s Expansion

Toward a World Economy

Visualizing the Past:West Indian Slaveholding

Colonial Expansion

Document:Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives

Global Connections:The World Economy–and the World

CHAPTER 22 The Transformation of the West, 1450—1750

Changes in Childhood

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

Science and Politics: The Next Phase of Change

Visualizing the Past:Versailles

In Depth:Elites and Masses

The West by 1750

Document:Controversies About Women

Global Connections:Europe and the World

CHAPTER 23 The Rise of Russia

New Tsars and Their Claims

Russia’s Expansionist Politics Under the Tsars

Russia’s First Westernization, 1690—1790

Document:The Nature of Westernization

Themes in Early Modern Russian History

Visualizing the Past:Oppressed Peasants

In Depth:Multinational Empires

Global Connections:Russia and the World

CHAPTER 24 Early Latin America

Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest to Conquest

Document:A Vision from the Vanquished

The Destruction and Transformation of American Indian Societies

In Depth:The Great Exchange

Colonial Economies and Governments

Brazil: The First Plantation Colony

Multiracial Societies

Visualizing the Past:Race or Culture? A Changing Society

The 18th-Century Reforms

Global Connections:Latin American Civilization and the World Context

CHAPTER 25 Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Atlantic Slave Trade

African Societies, Slavery, and the Slave Trade

Visualizing the Past:Symbols of African Kingship

White Settlers and Africans in Southern Africa

In Depth:Slavery and Human Society

The African Diaspora

Document:An African’s Description of the Middle Passage

Global Connections:Africa and the African Diaspora in World Context

CHAPTER 26 The Muslim Empires

The Ottomans: From Frontier Warriors to Empire Builders

Document:An Islamic Traveler Laments the Muslims’ Indifference to Europe

The Shi’a Challenge of the Safavids

In Depth:The Gunpowder Empires and the Shifting Balance of Global Power

The Mughals and the Apex of Muslim Civilization in India

Visualizing the Past:The Basis of Imperial Power in the Rival Muslim Empires

Global Connections:Gunpowder Empires and the Restoration of the Islamic Bridge Between Civilizations

CHAPTER 27 Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change

The Asian Trading World and the Coming of the Europeans

Visualizing the Past:Intruders: The Pattern of Early European Expansion into Asia

Ming China: A Global Mission Refused

Document:Exam Questions as a Mirror of Chinese Values

In Depth:Means and Motives for Overseas Expansion: Europe and China Compared

Fending Off the West: Japan’s Reunification and the First Challenge

Global Connections:An Age of Eurasian Closure



CHAPTER 28 The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750—1914

The Age of Revolution

Visualizing the Past: The French Revolution in Cartoons

The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850—1914

Document: Women in the Industrial Revolution

Cultural Transformations

Western Settler Societies

In Depth: The United States in World History

Diplomatic Tensions and World War I

Global Connections:Industrial Europe and the World

CHAPTER 29 Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order

The Shift to Land Empires in Asia

In Depth:Western Education and the Rise of an African and Asian Middle Class

Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870-1914

Patterns of Dominance: Continuity and Change

Visualizing the Past:Capitalism and Colonialism

Document:Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus the Colonized on the “Civilizing Mission”

Global Connections:A European-Dominated World Order

CHAPTER 30 The Consolidation of Latin America, 1830—1920

From Colonies to Nations

New Nations Confront Old and New Problems

Document:Confronting the Hispanic Heritage: From Independence to Consolidation

Latin American Economies and World Markets, 1820—1870

Societies in Search of Themselves

In Depth:Explaining Underdevelopment

The Great Boom, 1880—1920

Global Connections:New Latin American Nations and the World

CHAPTER 31 Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China

From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth of Turkey

In Depth:Western Dominance and the Decline of Civilizations

Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic Heartlands

The Last Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Qing Empire in China

Document:Building a New China

Global Connections:Muslim and Chinese Decline and a Shifting Global Balance

CHAPTER 32 Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West

Reforming Within Tradition: Yukichi Fukuzawa

Signs of Change in Russia and Japan

Russia’s Reforms and Industrial Advance

Document:Conditions for Factory Workers in Russia’s Industrialization

Protest and Revolution in Russia

Japan: Transformation Without Revolution

In Depth:The Separate Paths of Japan and China

Visualizing the Past:Two Faces of Western Influence

Global Connections:Russia and Japan in the World



CHAPTER 33 Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order

The Coming of the Great War

A World at War

Visualizing the Past:Trench Warfare

Failed Peace

World War I and the Nationalist Assault on the European Colonial Order

Document:Lessons for the Colonized from the Slaughter in the Trenches

In Depth:Women in Asian and African Nationalist Movements

Global Connections:World War and Global Upheavals

CHAPTER 34 The World Between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response

A Communist Dilemma

The “Roaring Twenties”

Revolution: The First Waves

In Depth:A Century of Revolutions

The Global Great Depression

The Authoritarian Response

Document:Socialist Realism

Visualizing the Past:Socialist Realism

Global Connections:Depression, Authoritarian Response and Retreat

CHAPTER 35 A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order

Old and New Causes of a Second World War

Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of War in Europe and the Pacific

In Depth: Total War

The Conduct of a Second Global War

Document: Japan and the Loss in World War II

War’s End and the Emergence of the Superpower Standoff

Nationalism and Decolonization

Visualizing the Past: On National Leadership

Global Connections: Persisting Trends in a World Transformed by War

CHAPTER 36 Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War

World Opinion and the Bomb

After World War II: A New International Setting for the West

The Resurgence of Western Europe

In Depth:The United States and Western Europe: Convergence and Complexity

Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Culture and Society in the West

Visualizing the Past:Women at Work in France and the United States

Eastern Europe After World War II: A Soviet Empire

Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions

Document:1986: A New Wave of Soviet Reform

Global Connections:The Cold War and the World

CHAPTER 37 Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the 21st Century

Latin America After World War II

Radical Options in the 1950s

Visualizing the Past:Murals and Posters: Art and Revolution

The Search for Reform and the Military Option

Document:The People Speak

In Depth:Human Rights in the 20th Century

Societies in Search of Change

Global Connections:Struggling Toward the Future in a Global Economy

CHAPTER 38 Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence

The Challenges of Independence

In Depth: Artificial Nations and the Rising Tide of Communal Strife

Document: Cultural Creativity in the Emerging Nations: Some Literary Samples

Paths to Economic Growth and Social Justice

Visualizing the Past:Globalization and Postcolonial Societies

Global Connections:Postcolonial Nations in the Cold War World Order

CHAPTER 39 Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim

East Asia in the Postwar Settlements

Japan, Incorporated

The Pacific Rim: New Japans?

Visualizing the Past:Pacific Rim Growth

In Depth: The Pacific Rim as a U.S. Policy Issue

Mao’s China and Beyond

Document:Women in the Revolutionary Struggle

Colonialism and Revolution in Vietnam

Global Connections:East Asia and the Pacific Rim in the Contemporary World

CHAPTER 40 The End of the Cold War and the Shape of a New Era: World History 1990—2006

Democracy and Human Rights

The End of the Cold War

The Spread of Democracy

Document: China and Democracy

The Great Powers and New Disputes

The United States as Superpower

In Depth: Terrorism Then and Now

Global Connections:New Global Standards, New Divisions

CHAPTER 41 Globalization and Resistance: World History 1990—2006

Combining the Global and the Traditional

Globalization: Causes and Processes

In Depth: How Much Historical Change?

Document: Protests Against Globalization

Resistance and Alternatives

The Global Environment

Toward the Future

Global Connections:Civilizations and Global Forces


Map 21.1 Spain and Portugal: Explorations and Colonies ca. 1600

Map 21.2 French, British and Dutch holdings, ca. 1700

Map 22.1 Western Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation, ca. 14th-15th centuries

Map 22.2 European Population Density c. 1600

Map 23.1 Russian expansion under the Early Tzars

Map 23.2 Russia under Peter the Great

Map 24.1 European empires in Latin America

Map 24.2 Russia’s holdings by 1800 and 24.3 Russian Expansion 1815-1914

Map 25.1 Africa, 1500 -1800

Map 25.2 Portuguese Expansion and Major African Kingdoms

Map 26.1 Growth of the Ottoman Empire

Map 26.2 Gunpowder Islamic empires

Map 27.1 Ming China and Zheng He Expeditions, 1405-1423

Map 27.2 Routes and Products Exchanged in the Asian Trading Network, ca. 1500

Map 28.1 European Empires in 1763

Map 28.2 Napoleon’s Empire in 1812

Map 29.1 Growth of British Control in India, 1750’s -1858

Map 29. 2 The Scramble for Africa

Map 30.1 Americas, 1800-1836

Map 30.2 Latin America

Map 31.1 Treaty ports and the Boxer Rebellion in China

Map 31.2 Decline of the Ottoman Empire

Map 32.1 Imperialism in Asia, 1914

Map 32.2 Japanese colonial expansion to 1914

Map 33.1 World War I fronts in Europe and the Middle East

Map 33.2 World at War

Map 34.1 From Dominions to Nationhood: Formation of Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Map 34.2 Eastern Europe iand the Soviet Union 1919-1939

Map 35.1 China in the era of Revolution and Civil War

Map 35.2 Farthest Limits of Japanese Conquests

Map 36.1 World War II in the Pacific Outline Map

Map 36.2 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine Outline Map

Map 37.1 Cold War Europe

Map 37.2 Cold War Military Stand-off

Map 38.1 Contemporary Latin America

Map 38.2 U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Caribbean, 1898-1981

Map 39.1 After Empire: Africa and the Middle East

Map 39.2 Partition of South Asia: The Formation of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Map 40.1 Imperialism in Southeast Asia, c. 1914 Outline Map

Map 40.2 After Empire: Independent Asia

Map 41.1 Post Soviet Union Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Map 41.2 Contemporary World

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