World History

World History

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by William J. Duiker, Jackson J. Spielvogel
     
 

New edition of a text that balances a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilizations in divergent parts of the world. Synthesizing political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history, Duiker and Spielvogel (Pennsylvania State U.) present 32 chapters that discuss the first civilizations and the… See more details below

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New edition of a text that balances a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilizations in divergent parts of the world. Synthesizing political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history, Duiker and Spielvogel (Pennsylvania State U.) present 32 chapters that discuss the first civilizations and the rise of empires (prehistory to 500 C.E.), new patterns of civilization, the emergence of New World patterns (1500-1800), modern patterns of world history (1800-1945), and toward a global civilizationthe world since 1945. Attractively formatted and illustrated with color maps, art reproductions, and color and b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314028457
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Pages:
756

Table of Contents

1. Early Civilization in West Asia, Africa, The Aegean, and the Western Hemisphere. 2. The Early Civilization of South and East Asia. 3. The Flowering of Great Faiths and Philosophies. 4. The Age of Great Empires. 5. Disruption and Renewal in West Asia and Europe. 6. Disruption and Renewal in South and East Asia. 7. Developing Civilizations. 8. Three Continents: Conflict and Commerce. 9. Emerging Global Interrelations. 10. Asia in the Early Modern Era. 11. The West: 1600-1800. 12. The Modernization of the Western World. 13. The Race for Empire and World War I. 14. Twentieth-Century Political and Cultural Ferment. 15. The Interwar Years, World War II, and the Cold War. 16. Global Conflicts During the Cold War: 1945-1989. 17. Life in a Multi-Polar World: The Post-Cold War Era.

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