World History, Volume I: To 1800 / Edition 7

World History, Volume I: To 1800 / Edition 7

by William J. Duiker, Jackson Spielvogel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1111831661

ISBN-13: 9781111831660

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling text uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical

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From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling text uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical accounts to give readers a powerful perspective on the human experience over time. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes (Science and Technology; Arts and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and, Interaction and Exchange), important to all cultures from all time periods, to help readers understand the course of world history and make connections across chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111831660
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS AND THE RISE OF EMPIRES (PREHISTORY TO 500 C.E.). 1. Early Humans and the First Civilizations. 2. Ancient India. 3. China in Antiquity. 4. The Civilization of the Greeks. 5. The First World Civilizations: Rome, China, and the Emergence of the Silk Road. Part II: NEW PATTERNS OF CIVILIZATION (500-1500 C.E.). 6. The Americas. 7. Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam. 8. Early Civilizations in Africa. 9. The Expansion of Civilization in South and Southeast Asia. 10. The Flowering of Traditional China. 11. The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. 12. The Making of Europe. 13. The Byzantine Empire and Crisis and Recovery in the West. Part III: THE EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1500-1800). 14. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market. 15. Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building. 16. The Muslim Empires. 17. The East Asian World. 18. The West on the Eve of a New World Order.

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