World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis, Volume Two / Edition 1

World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis, Volume Two / Edition 1

by Steven Wallech, Craig Hendricks, Touraj Daryaee, Anne Lynne Negus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0882952528

ISBN-13: 9780882952529

Pub. Date: 01/30/2007

Publisher: Wiley

It will be immediately apparent to anyone familiar with the full-length or even so-called concise world history surveys currently on the market that this book stands alone: its interesting and recurrent themes—conceptual bridges that span the many centuries—give it a unique voice. Its format helps the reader see the larger picture, to conceptualize

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It will be immediately apparent to anyone familiar with the full-length or even so-called concise world history surveys currently on the market that this book stands alone: its interesting and recurrent themes—conceptual bridges that span the many centuries—give it a unique voice. Its format helps the reader see the larger picture, to conceptualize patterns over time by importing concepts from one unit to another. And while this book might not offer flashy four-color maps and illustrations, its price and length speak for themselves. Too often students are required to pay a great deal of money for books they have no hope of finishing, let alone comprehending or remembering much longer than a day after turning in the last exam.

With decades of combined experience teaching World History—in community colleges and four-year institutions—our team of authors has witnessed firsthand the frustration instructors and students of world history experience with current survey textbooks. Deeming a new approach necessary, they have spent the last several years conceiving of and writing World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis.

Whether you are new to the field of world history or have taught the subject for years, we think you will find this new approach both refreshing and effective, and that you will agree that a thematic analysis goes a long way toward making a complicated compendium of human numbers, economies, and cultures—the “one darn thing after another” phenomenon that gives World history a bad name—meaningful to student readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882952529
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Volume Two

Introduction XI

Themes, Unit Three: The Modern World 239

Chapter XVII The Commercial Revolution 243

Chapter XVIII THE MAKING OF THE MODERN INTELLECT, PART ONE: The Renaissance and Reformation 271

Chapter XIX THE MAKING OF THE MODERN INTELLECT, PART TWO: Science and the Enlightenment 284

Chapter XX THE RISE OF THE NATION-STATE, PART ONE: The Territorial State 302

Chapter XXI THE RISE OF THE NATION-STATE, PART TWO: The Ideology of Revolution 319

Chapter XXII The Differential of Power 335

Chapter XXIII The United States and Japan 346

Chapter XXIV RUSSIA and Latin America 360

Chapter XXV INDIA and China 378

Chapter XXVI AFRICA and the Middle East 395

Themes, Unit Four: Global Violence and the Postmodern Era 411

Chapter XXVII WORLD WAR: The Consequences of Power 415

Chapter XXVIII TOTALITARIANISM: The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany 425

Chapter XXIX THE UNITED STATES and Japan 439

Chapter XXX DECOLONIZATION: Phase One 449

Chapter XXXI WORLD WAR II and the Start of the Cold War 464

Chapter XXXII GLOBAL DECOLONIZATION: Phase Two 477

Chapter XXXIII THE END OF THE COLD WAR and the Contemporary World 507

Index XIII

Maps:

The Columbian Exchange and the Slave Trade 242

The Imperial Era (1850-1914) 394

The World Between World War I and II 414

1945 to the Present 506

Reference Contents for VOLUME ONE

Themes, Unit One: The Ancient World

Chapter I BIOLOGY AND WORLD HISTORY: Civilization and Nomads

Chapter II MESOPOTAMIA: The Land between the Rivers

Chapter III EGYPT: The Gift of the Nile

Chapter IV INDIA: From the Indus to the Ganges

Chapter V CHINA: The Huang He, Changjiang, and the Dynastic Cycle

Chapter VI THE NOMADS TRADE and the Great Migrations

Chapter VII GREECE: The Rainfall Zone

Chapter VIII ROME: From Citizenship to Imperial Rule

Chapter X PRE-ISLAMIC AFRICA and the Americas

Chapter XI THE RISE of Islam

Chapter XII PERSIA MILITARY INNOVATIONS and India’s Struggle with Islam

Chapter XIII CHINA, AN ERA OF RECOVERY AND CULTURES ON THE FRINGE: Korea, Japan, and the Mongols

Chapter XIV EUROPE in the Middle Ages

Chapter XV ISLAMIC Africa

Chapter XVI THE AMERICAS: A Time of Troubles

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