World History, to 1500 / Edition 5

World History, to 1500 / Edition 5

by Duiker, William J. / Spielvogel, Jackson J. Duiker, William J. / Spielvogel, Jackson J.
     
 

New edition of a study of world history from the first civilizations to 1500. Cuiker and Spielvogel (both professors emeritus of East Asian studies, The Pennsylvania State U.) balance a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilizations in divergent parts of the world. Beginning with the dawn of early civilizations and culminating… See more details below

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New edition of a study of world history from the first civilizations to 1500. Cuiker and Spielvogel (both professors emeritus of East Asian studies, The Pennsylvania State U.) balance a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilizations in divergent parts of the world. Beginning with the dawn of early civilizations and culminating with the sweeping, new developments of the Renaissance period, they offer a synthesis of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history. Attractively formatted with color illustrations and boxed sections containing information on topics of special interest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900495050604
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition

Meet the Author

William J. Duiker is liberal arts Professor Emeritus of East Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University. A former U.S. diplomat with service in Taiwan, South Vietnam, and Washington, D.C., he received his doctorate in Far Eastern history from Georgetown University in 1968, where his dissertation dealt with the Chinese educator and reformer Cai Yuanpei. At Penn State, he has written extensively on the history of Vietnam and modern China, including the highly acclaimed THE COMMUNIST ROAD TO POWER IN VIETNAM (revised edition, Westview Press, 1996), which was selected for a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award in 1982—1983 and 1996—1997. Other recent books are CHINA AND VIETNAM: THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT (Berkeley, 1987), SACRED WAR: NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN A DIVIDED VIETNAM (McGraw-Hill, 1995), and HO CHI MINH (Hyperion, 2000), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. He is the author, with colleague Jackson Spielvogel, of WORLD HISTORY (Sixth Edition, Wadsworth, 2010). While his research specialization is in the ?eld of nationalism and Asian revolutions, his intellectual interests are considerably more diverse. He has traveled widely and has taught courses on the history of communism and non-Western civilizations at Penn State, where he was awarded a Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the spring of 1996.

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor Emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as "Moreana," "Journal of General Education,""Catholic Historical Review," "Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte," and "American Historical Review." He also has contributed chapters or articles to "The Social History of Reformation," THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, "Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual of Holocaust Studies," and "Utopian Studies." His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State, he helped inaugurate the Western civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (Fourth Edition, 2001). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Seventh Edition, 2009). He is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (Sixth Edition, 2010). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988-1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Table of Contents

Map List
Chronology List
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note to Students about Languages and the Dating of Time
Pt. IThe First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires1
Ch. 1The First Civilizations: The People of Western Asia and Egypt6
Ch. 2Ancient India44
Ch. 3China in Antiquity78
Ch. 4The Civilization of the Greeks114
Ch. 5The Roman World152
Pt. IINew Patterns of Civilization197
Ch. 6The New World202
Ch. 7The World of Islam230
Ch. 8Early Civilizations in Africa260
Ch. 9The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia292
Ch. 10From the Tang to the Mongols: The Flowering of Traditional China330
Ch. 11The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam370
Ch. 12The Making of Europe and the World of the Byzantine Empire, 500-1300402
Ch. 13Crisis and Rebirth: Europe in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries446
IndexI-1
Document List CreditsI-17
Map CreditsI-23
Photo CreditsI-25

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