World History in Brief: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity, Volume 1 (To 1450) / Edition 7

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$26.64
(Save 59%)
Est. Return Date: 11/30/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$48.15
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.86
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $4.86   
  • New (2) from $115.00   
  • Used (9) from $4.86   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$115.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$125.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

With its brief, global (rather than West-centered) approach, World History in Brief, Seventh Edition, shows how different civilizations developed in a global context.

Rather than overwhelm students with minutia, the primary goal of World History in Brief is to present the big picture by highlighting the major developments in world history. The text emphasizes the global interactions among major civilizations, enabling students to compare and assess changes in the patterns of interaction and the impact of global forces, such as migration and technological exchange. The compact size of this text allows instructors to take advantage of supplementary readings in their courses.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205709748
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Series: MyHistoryLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University. He has taught previously at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Rutgers, and Carnegie Mellon; he was educated at Harvard University. He has published widely in modern social history, including the history of emotions, and in world history. Representative works in world history include World History: A Survey, The Industrial Revolution in World History, Gender in World History, Consumerism in

World History, and Growing Up: The History of Childhood in Global Context. His publications in social history include Old Age in Preindustrial Society, Anxious Parents: A History of Modern American Childrearing, American Cool: Developing the Twentieth-Century Emotional Style, Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in Western Society, American Fear: The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety, Revolutions in Sorrow: A History of American Experiences and Policies Toward Death in Global Context, From Alienation to Addiction: Modern American Work in Global Historical Perspective, and Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities. While under Dr. Stearns’s leadership, George Mason University was awarded the 2006 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. He has also edited encyclopedias of world and social history, and since 1967 has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.

In most of his research and writing, Dr. Stearns pursues three main goals. As a social historian he is eager to explore aspects of the human experience that are not generally thought of in historical terms, and with attention to ordinary people as well as elites. Second, he seeks to use an understanding of historical change and continuity to explore patterns of behavior and social issues. Finally he is concerned with connecting new historical research with wider audiences, including of course classrooms. Dr. Stearns is also eager to promote comparative analysis and the assessment of modern global forces—for their own sake and as they illuminate the American experience and impact.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part I Early World History: From Origins to Agriculture and New Forms of Human Organization

Chapter 1 From Human Prehistory to the Rise of Agriculture

Getting Started Is Always Hard

Human Development and Change

Solving Problems: Dealing with Death

The Neolithic Revolution

History Debate: People in the Americas

The Nature of Agricultural Societies

Agriculture and Change

Paths to the Present

Chapter 2 Early Civilizations 3500 – 1000 B.C.E.

Civilization

Solving Problems The Use of Culture

Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared

History Debate: Women in Patriarchal Societies

Transitions: The End of the River Valley Period

The Heritage of the River Valley Civilizations

New States and Peoples Around 1000 B.C.E.

Paths to the Present

Chapter 3 Nomadic Societies

Early Nomadic Societies

Nomadic Society and Culture

Nomads and Civilizations

History Debate: The Contributions of Nomads

Nomads and Global Patterns

Paths to the Present

Part I Retrospective The Rise of Agriculture and Agricultural Civilizations

Part II The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E.– 500 C.E.

Chapter 4 Classical Civilization: China

Patterns in Classical China

Political Institutions

History Debate: War

Religion and Culture

World Profiles: Confucius, or Kong Fuzi (c. 551–479 B.C.E.)

Economy and Society

World Profiles: Ban Zhao (c. 48–117 C.E.)

How Chinese Civilization Fit Together

Paths to the Present

Chapter 5 Classical Civilization: India

The Framework for Indian History: Geography and a Formative Period

Patterns in Classical India

Political Institutions

History Debate: Interpreting Civilization, Round Two

Religion and Culture

Economy and Society

Solving Problems: Dealing with Inequality

Indian Influence

China and India

Paths to the Present

Chapter 6 Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean and Middle East: Persia, Greece, and Rome

The Persian Tradition

Patterns of Greek and Roman History

Greek and Roman Political Institutions

World Profiles: Julius Caesar (100–44 B.C.E.)

Solving Problems: Cultural Encounters

Religion and Culture

Economy and Society in the Mediterranean

History Debate: Mediterranean Civilization and “Western” Civilization

Toward the Fall of Rome

Paths to the Present

Chapter 7 The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines by 500 C.E.

Decline in China and India

Decline and Fall in Rome

The New Religious Map

History Debate: What Caused Decline and Fall?

World Profiles: Saint Paul (Paul of Tarsus)

The World Around 500 C.E.

Paths to the Present

Part II Retrospective The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E.–500 C.E.

Part III The Postclassical Period, 500–1450 C.E.

Chapter 8 The Rise of Islam: Civilization in the Middle East

The Advent of Islam

World Profiles: Muhammad (570–632 C.E.)

Patterns of Islamic History

Islamic Political Institutions

History Debate: Political Implications of Islam

Islam and Middle Eastern Culture

World Profiles Omar Khayyam (c. 11th–12th Centuries)

Solving Problems: Religion and Trade

Economy and Society in the Middle East

The Decline of Middle Eastern Civilization

Paths to the Present

Chapter 9 India and Southeast Asia Under the Impact of Islam

The Development of Indian Culture

History Debate: The Caste System

The Muslim Challenge in India

Southeast Asia

Paths to the Present

Chapter 10 Africa and Islam

Sub-Saharan Africa and the World Network

Solving Problems: Technology and Trade

The Great Kingdoms

World Profiles: Sundiata

History Debate: Handles for African History

Features of African Civilization

Paths to the Present

Chapter 11 East European Civilization: Byzantium and Russia

The Byzantine Phase

World Profiles: The Emperor Justinian (527–565 C.E.)

The Early Russian Phase: Kievan Rus’

History Debate: A Russian Civilization?

East European Political Institutions

East European Religion and Culture

East European Economy and Society

East European Civilization in Eclipse

Paths to the Present

Chapter 12 Western Civilization: The Middle Ages

Early Patterns in Western Civilization

Medieval Political Institutions

History Debate: Homosexuality and Religion

Medieval Religion and Culture

Economy and Society

Solving Problems: Population Growth

Women and Family Life

Tensions in the Later Middle Ages

Paths to the Present

Chapter 13 China’s Impact and the Spread of East Asian Civilization

Political and Cultural Developments in China

World Profiles: Taizong (626–649 C.E.)

Economy and Society in China

Civilization in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan

History Debate: East Asian Civilization?

Culture, Society, and Economy in Japan

World Profiles: Mugai Nyodai

East Asian Self-Confidence

Paths to the Present

Chapter 14 Centers of Civilization in the Americas

The Mayas and Aztecs

History Debate: What Happened to the Mayas?

The Issue of Isolation

Paths to the Present

Chapter 15 The Mongol Interlude and the End of the Postclassical Period

Mongol Empires

World Profiles: Chabi Khan

China and the West as New World Powers

History Debate: Causes of Global Change by 1450

The End of Transition: Postclassical to Early Modern

Paths to the Present

Part III Retrospective The Postclassical Period, 500–1450 C.E.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)