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Civilization Past & Present, Single Volume Edition (with Study Guide) / Edition 11

The Primary Source Edition of Civilization Past and Present weaves the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis and includes 2 to 3 primary sources with critical thinking questions per chapter. Civilization Past and Present, well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey of world history, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for readers. The book examines all aspects of world history--social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic. 


With 52 primary source documents, the Primary Source Edition has everything students need to succeed in the course—a highly readable survey text that examines all aspects of world history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive.  “Document Analysis” questions encourage students to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time. KEY TOPICS: Overview of world history, from beginnings to the present day. Readers interested in an overview of world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205558414
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Series: MyHistoryLab Ser.
Edition description: Single Volume Edition
Pages: 1120
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Additional Primary Sources are listed at the end of this Table of Contents.




Global Issues.

Discovery Through Maps.    

Chapter Opener Image Descriptions.   

To the Instructor.   

To the Student.  

1. Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East.   

The Origins of Humankind.

Preliterate Cultures.

Preliterate Society and Religion.

Mesopotamia: The First Civilization.  

The Babylonian Empire, c. 2000—1600 b.c.e.

Egypt: Gift of the Nile.  

Mesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600 — 550 B.C.E.   

Later Empires of Western Asia, 550 — 331 B.C.E.


The Great Hymn to the Aton and Psalm 104.


The Majesty of Darius the Great: A Persian RoyalInscription.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Oldest Known Map: Catul Hüyük.   


2. Ancient   China: Origins to Empire.  

Prehistory to 220 c.e.   

The Origins of China, 6500 b.c.e. — 221 b.c.e.

The Qin and Han Empires, 221 b.c.e. —220 c.e.


The Wisdom of Confucius.   


Legalism: The Theories of Han Feizi (d. 233 b.c.e. ).  


From The Book of Songs “A Simple Rustic You Seemed.”  

3. Ancient India: From Origins to 300 c.e.   

Early India.

Dramatic Developments in Religion and Culture, 600—320 b.c.e.

The Mauryan Empire and Other Kingdoms, 320 b.c.e. —300 c.e.

Emergent Hinduism and Buddhism, 200 b.c.e. —300 c.e.

The Meeting of East and West: Networks of Exchange.


Rig-Veda: Creation and the Kinds of Men.


The Jains on the Souls in All Things.


The Ramayana: The Trial of Sita.

Global Issues : Migration.   

4. Greece: Minoan, Mycenaean, Hellenic, and Hellenistic Civilizations, 2000—30 b.c.e.   

Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations, c. 2000—1200 b.c.e

Hellenic Civilization, c. 1150—500 b.c.e

The Golden Age of Greece, 500—336 b.c.e .

The Greek Cultural Achievement.

The Hellenistic Age, 336—30 b.c.e.

Hellenistic Society and Culture.   


Homer–The Iliad: Andromache and Hector.


Aristophanes on the Shortcomings of Athenian Democracy.


Arrian: Alexander    the Leader.

Discovery Through Maps.

The World According to Herodotus, c. 450 b.c.e.

5. Roman Civilization: The Roman World, c.900 b.c.e. to 476 c.e.    

Early Italy and the Origins of Rome, c. 900—509 b.c.e.

The Early Republic and the Roman Conquest of Italy: 509—133 b.c.e.

The Late Republic: 133—30 b.c.e .

The Roman Empire and the Pax Romana : 30 b.c.e —476 c.e .

The Rise of Christianity.

The Roman Legacy.


Columella: Roman Farm Women.


Plutarch–The Murder of Tiberius Gracchus.  

6. Byzantium and the Orthodox World: Byzantium, Eastern Europe, and Russia, 325-1500.   

Byzantium: the Latin Phase: 325-610.

The Age of Consolidation: 610-1071.

Western and Turkish Invasions: 1071-1453.

Southeastern Europe to 1500.

Russia to 1500.


Anna Comnena.


The Acceptance of Christianity.

Discovery Through Maps.

A Sixth-Century Map: The Madaba Mosaic.

7. Islam: From Its Origins to 1300.     

Arabia Before the Prophet.

             Muhammad, Prophet of Islam.

              Islamic Faith and Law.

The Expansion of Community and State.   

The Abbasid Era, Zenith of Classical Islamic Civilization.

Islamic Culture.


The Qur’an.


The Early Islamic Conquests.


Ibn Sina’s Path to Wisdom.   

Discovery Through Maps.

An Islamic Map of the World.  

Global Issues : Religion and Government.   


8. African Beginnings: African Civilizations to 1500 C.E.   

The African Environment.    

African Cultural Patterns.

Peopling of Africa.

The Bantu Dispersion.

Ethiopia and Northeastern Africa.

Empires of the Western Sudan.

West African Forest Kingdoms.

Swahili City-States in East Africa.

Kingdoms of Central and Southern Africa.  


Emperor Zar’a Ya’kob’s Coronation and His Concern for the Church.


Ghana, as Described by Al-Bakri.

Discovery Through Maps.

Mansa Musa and The Catalan Atlas of 1375.

9. The European Middle Ages: 476—1348 c.e.   

The Church in the Early Middle Ages.  

             The Merovingians and Carolingians.  

             Feudalism and Manorialism.  

The Revival of Trade and Towns.    

The Church in the High Middle Ages: 1000 — 1348.

The Crusades.

The Development of European States: 1000 — 1348.  


Charlemagne: A Firsthand Look.


Muslim and Christian: Two Contemporary Perspectives.   

10. Culture, Power, and Trade in the Era of Asian Hegemony, 220-1350.

India in the Classical and Medieval Eras.

China: Cultural and Political Empires.

Korea: From Three Kingdoms to One.  

The Emergence of Japan   in East Asia.   


Faxian: A Chinese Buddhist Monk in Gupta India.   


Bo Juyi: A Song of Everlasting Sorrow.  


From The Pillow Book by Sei ShMnagon.

Discovery Through Maps.

Gog and Magog in the Ebstorf Mappamundi.

11. The Americas to 1492.

Origins of Americans and Their Cultures.

Emerging Civilizations in Mesoamerica.

Classical Mayan Civilization.

The Postclassical Era.

The Amerindians of North America.


Father Bernabé Cobo, “Pachacuti, the Greatest Inca.”

Global Issues : Location and Identity.


12. The Islamic Gunpowder Empires, 1300—1650.   

New Polities in Eurasia.

The Ottoman Empire.

The Safavid Empire in Persia.

The Mughul Empire in South Asia.

Networks of Trade and Communication.


Evliya çelebi, “An Ottoman Official’s Wedding Night.”  


The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold.  


The Idea of Seclusion and Lady Nurjahan.

Discovery Through Maps.

The World Map of Piri Reis.  

13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 1300—1650.  

China: The Ming Dynasty.

Korea: The Making of a Confucian Society.

Japan: The Era of ShMguns and Warring States.

Southeast Asia: States Within a Region.


A Censor Accuses a Eunuch.


Sotoba Komachi, a Fourteenth-Century Japanese NM Play.


A Traveller’s Account of Siam.

Discovery Through Maps.

Chinese World Map, c. 1500 c.e.

14. European Cultural and Religious Transformations.

The Renaissance and the Reformation 1300 — 1600.   

Social Upheaval.

The Italian Renaissance.

Italian Renaissance Art.

The Northern Renaissance.

The Crises of the Catholic Church: 1300-1517.

Luther and the German Reformation.
Henry VIII and the Anglican Reformation.
Protestantism: from Switzerland to Holland.
Reform in the Catholic Church.  


Machiavelli, The Prince: On Cruelty and Mercy.


Anne Ayscough (Mrs. Thomas Kyme), English Protestant Martyr.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Lagoon of Venice.  

15. The Development of the European State System: 1300-1650.

Politics in an Age of Crisis, 1300—1500.

The Religious-Political Fusion.

Wars of Religions: The Spanish Habsburgs’ Quest for European Hegemony, 1556—1598.

Orthodox Europe: Russian Consolidation and Ottoman Expansion.

The Austrian Habsburgs’ Drive for Superiority and the Thirty Years’ War.


The Trial of Joan of Arc.


Simplicissimus on the Horrors of the Thirty Years’ War.

Discovery Through Maps.

A Pilgrim’s Map of Canterbury.

Global Issues : Power and Technology.


16. Global Encounters: Europe and the New World Economy, 1400—1650.

The Iberian Golden Age.

The Portuguese and Africa.

The Growth of New Spain.

Iberian Systems in the New World.

Beginnings of Northern European Expansion.  


Portuguese Encounters with Africans.


Disease and the Spanish Conquest.

Discovery Through Maps.

Savage Pictures: Sebastian Munster’s Map of Africa.

17. Politics in the First Age of Capitalism, 1648—1774.

Absolutism and Limited Central Power.   

Capitalism and the Forces of Change.

Social Crises during the Capitalist Revolution.

Louis XIV, the Sun King: The Model for European Absolutism.

The Gravitational Pull of French Absolutism.

Holland and England: Limited Central Power.

Breaking the Bank: Diplomacy and War in the Age of Absolutism: 1650—1774.

Economic Challenges.

Louis XV and the Decline of European Absolutism: 1715—1774.


Louis XIV to His Son.


Conditions Among Eighteenth-Century French Peasants.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Elegant Destruction of Poland.

18. New Ideas and Their Political Consequences: The Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolutions.

Revolution in Science: The Laws of Nature.

The Sciences of Society: The “Age of Reason.”

The Failure of Monarchical Reform.

The French Revolution: The Domestic Phase, 1789—1799.

The French Revolution: The Napoleonic Phase, 1799—1815.


Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.


Olympe de Gouges on the Rights of Women.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Heliocentric Cosmos of Copernicus.   

19. Africa, 1650—1850.

The Atlantic Slave Trade.  

End of the Slave Trade in West Africa.  

Islamic Africa.  

Africans and European Settlement in Southern Africa.    

African State Formation in Eastern and North-Eastern Africa.  


A Slave’s Memoir.


Song of the Afflicted.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Myth of the Empty Land.   

Global Issues : Slavery.   


20. Asian and Middle Eastern Empires and Nations, 1650—1815.   

The Ottomans in the Early Modern Era.

Muslim Politics in Persia.

Early Modern India under the Mughals.

The Qing Dynasty before the Opium War.

Korea in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Early Modern Japan: The Tokugawa Period.

Southeast Asia: Political and Cultural Interactions.

Europeans on New Pacific Frontiers.


Lady Montagu, Florence Nightingale, and the Myths of “Orient. ”


From the Casebook of Lan Dingyuan, a Country Magistrate.


Ihara Saikaku: “The Umbrella Oracle.*

21. The Americas, 1650—1825: From European Dominance to Independence.   

The Iberian Colonies: 1650—1789.

The West Indies.

Breaking Away: The Creation of the United States of America.

Haiti: The First Successful Slave Revolution.

Revolutions in Mexico and Central and South America.


Letter from Abigail Adams.


Simón Bolívar, Proclamation to the People of Venezuela.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Island of California.   

22. Industrialization: Social, Political, and Cultural Transformations.   

The Industrial Revolution: British Phase.

The Industrial Revolution: Continental Phase.

Industrialization and the Workers.

The Middle Classes.

Science, Technology, and the Second Industrial Revolution.

Cultural Responses to the New Age.


Industrialization and Children.


Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861).

23. Africa and the Middle East During the Age of European Imperialism.    

European Conquest of Africa.  

European Technology and the African Response to Conquest.  

The Mineral Revolution in South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War.  

Colonial Rule in Africa.    

The Ottoman Empire Refashioned.

Persia and the Great Power Struggle.  


That Was No Brother.


A Middle Eastern Vision of the West.


Halide Edib: Education, Generation, and Class in the Late Ottoman Empire.

24. Asia, 1815—1914: India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.


Southeast Asia.

China: The Long Nineteenth Century.

Japan: Modernity and Imperialism.


The Great Revolt of 1857-58 .


Lin Zexu on the Opium Trade.


“The Beefeater.”

25. Latin America: Independence and Dependence, 1825-1945.   

Challenges to Latin American States after Independence.

Twentieth-Century Latin America.

The Colossus to the North: the United States and Latin America.


Newspaper Advertisements for Runaway Slaves in Brazil.


Civilization and Barbarism.


José Marti’s Observations on the United States and Cuba.   

Global Issues : Gender.


26. Politics and Diplomacy in the West: 1815-1914.   

The Vienna Settlement and the Reassembling of Europe.

1848: The Revolutionary Year.

Prussia, German Unification, and the Second Reich.

The Decline of Austria.  

France: The Second Empire and the Third Republic.

Italy to 1914.  

The United Kingdom.     

The United States.

Russia in Reform and Revolution.

The “Eastern Question” and the Failure of European Diplomacy to 1914.  


Bismarck and the Ems Dispatch.


“With Malice Toward None”: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.   

Discovery Through Maps.

An American View of the World in the 1820s.

27. World War One and Its Economic and Political Consequences.

World War I.

The Allied Peace Settlement.

Economic Disasters.

Politics in the Democracies.

The Western Tradition in Transition: Changing Certainties.


Diary of Private Tom Easton.


John Maynard Keynes on Clemenceau.

28. The USSR, Italy, Germany, and Japan:   The Failure of Democracy in the Interwar Period.

Revolutions in Russia, 1917 and 1928—1939.


Italy and Mussolini.

The German Tragedy.



Stalin and State Terror.


The New German Woman.

Discovery Through Maps.

Wishful Thinking: A Nazi Tourism Map.

29. Forging New Nations in Asia, 1910 to 1950.

China: Revolution and Republic.

Korea From Monarchy to Colony.

Nationalism in Southeast Asia.

India: The Drive for Independence.


Lu Xun and China’s May Fourth Generation.   


Gandhi and Truth-Force.

Discovery Through Maps.

What’s in a Name? Siam or Thailand?

30. Emerging National Movements in the Middle East and Africa, 1920s to 1950s.   

The Middle East Divided.

The Challenge to Colonial Rule in Africa.


World War II and Its Aftermath.


Memorandum of the General Syrian Congress.


We Have Not Come as Conquerors, But as Liberators.


The Awakening of a Pan-African Spirit.


Pass Laws and African Women in South Africa.

31. World War II: Origins and Consequences, 1919-1946.

The Troubled Calm: The West in the 1920s.

The Epoch of the Aggressors.

World War II.

Postwar Settlements.


Erich Maria Remarque, The Road Back.


The Hossbach Memorandum.


The Nazi Death Camps.

Global Issues : Genocide.


32. The Bi-Polar World: Cold War and Decolonization 1945—1991.  

Competing Economic Models.

The Cold War: 1945—1962.

Vietnam and Afghanistan: 1962-1991.

Gorbachev and the End of Bipolarity, 1985—1991.



The Truman Doctrine.


Khrushchev’s Address to the Twentieth Party Congress.

Discovery Through Maps.

Massive Retaliatory Power, 1954.

33. The United States and Europe Since 1945: Politics in an Age of Conflict and Change.   

Technology and Social Change s.

The United States.

Western Europe.  

Eastern Europe.    

The Soviet Union and the Russian Republic.

Interdependence in a Changing World.  


Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex.


Martin Luther King, Jr., Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence.


Jean Monnet on European Unity.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Euro Comes to Greece.

34. The Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Since 1945 : The Struggle for Survival   

The Middle East.


Latin America: Reform, Repression, or Revolt.


Ayatollah Khomeini, Message to the Pilgrims.


The Village That Has “Eaten Itself Limb by Limb.”

Discovery Through Maps.

Borders and Identities: The UN Partition Plan.   

35.   Asia Since 1945 : Political, Economic, and Social Revolutions.    

The People’s Republic of China and Other Chinese Countries.

Japan : From Defeat to Dominance to Doubt.

Korea: A Nation Divided.

Southeast Asia.

The Subcontinent.


Mao on Communism in China.


Nehru and the Two Sides of Kashmir.


Benazir Bhutto at Harvard.   

Credits   C-1.


Index   I-1.


Added document section at the back includes:

Document 1.1 Papyrus of Ani, “The Egyptian Book of the Dead” (1200 B.C.E.)

Document 1.2 From Hammurabi’s Law Code (1792 B.C.E.)

Document 2.1 Confucius, from Analects (441-479 B.C.E.)

Document 2.2 Laozi, from Daodejing (500s-400s B.C.E.)

Document 3.1 Buddhist Stories (300 B.C.E.)

Document 4.1 Plutarch on Alexander the Great, from Plutarch, Lives (1st c. B.C.E.)

Document 5.1 Aelius Aristides, from “The Roman Oration” (2nd c. C.E.)

Document 6.1 Nestor-Iskander on the fall of Constantinople (1450s)

Document 7.1 “The Holy Qur’an” (7th c. C.E.)

Document 8.1 Niana, D.T., Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (1235)

Document 9.1 Usamah Ibn-Munqidh, “An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades” (1100s C.E.)

Document 10.1 Dandin, from Tales of the Ten Princes (500s)

Document 10.2 Marco Polo on Chinese Society under the Mongol Rule (1270s)

Document 11.1 Xicohtencatl the Elder, “I Say This” (15th-16th c. C.E.)

Document 11.2 Anonymous Aztec, “The Midwife Addresses the Woman Who Has Died in Childbirth”

Document 12.1 Gianfrancesco Morosini, “Turkey is a Republic of Slaves” (late 16th c.)

Document 13.1 Ieyasu Tokugawa, “Closed Country Edict of 1635” and “Exclusion of the Portuguese, 1639” (1630s)

Document 14.1 Giorgio Vasari, from “Life of Leonardo Da Vinci” (1550)

Document 14.2 Dante, “Divine Comedy” (1321)

Document 15.1 James I, “The Divine Right of Kings” (1616)

Document 16.1 Christopher Columbus, Letter from the ‘New World’ (1493)

Document 16.2 Bartolome de la Casas, from In Defense of the Indians (1500)

Document 17.1 Lomonosov, “Panegyric to the Sovereign Emperor Peter the Great” (1741)

Document 17.2 Letter from Louis XIV to his son (1661)

Document 18.1 Letter from Galileo Galilei to the Duchess Christina (1632)

Document 18.2 Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, from La Respuesta (1695)

Document 19.1 Mungo Park on slavery in Africa (late 1700s)

Document 19.2 Anonymous, “A Defense of the Slave Trade” (1740)

Document 20.1 Abu Taleb, “Abu Taleb on the West and Western Influence” (late 1700s)

Document 20.2 Baktha’war Kahn on Aurangzeb, Mughal Ruler (late 1600s)

Document 21.1 Jefferson, Thomas, “The declaration of Independence” (1776) 

Document 21.2 D.F. Sarmiento, “Symbolism & Contested Identities in Argentina” (1810s)

Document 22.1 Evidence of a Female Millhand to the Parliamentary Commissioners (early 1800s)

Document 22.2 Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the Seneca Falls Convention (1848)

Document 23.1 Halide Edib, from Memoirs of Halide Edib

Document 24.1 Sayed Ahmed Kahn, “An Indian Muslim Visits London” (mid-1800s)   

Document 25.1 Euclides da Cunha, “Canudos: Millenarianism in Late-Nineteenth-Century Brazil” (1952)

Document 26.1 Jose Rufino Echenique, “I Met Vidal on His Way to the Palace” (1840s)

Document 27.1 A Turkish Officer Describes the Armenian Massacres” (1915-6)

Document 27.2 The Great Depression: An Oral Account (1932)

Document 28.1 Joseph Stalin, Speech Delivered at the First All-Union Conference of Leading Personnel of Socialist Industry (1931)

Document 29.1 A Letter on British Imperialism (1915)

Document 29.2 Mahatma Gandhi on civil disobedience” (1910s)

Document 30.1 Program of the People’s Part of the Republic (1935)

Document 31.1 Hoess, Rudolf, from Commandant to Auschwitz (1940s)

Document 31.2 Father John A. Siemes “Hiroshima—August 6th, 1945”

Document 32.1 Ho Chi Minh on Self-Determination (1954)

Document 33.1 European Interaction and the Common Market (1960)

Document 33.2 From Environmental and Health Atlas of Russia (1995)

Document 34.1 UN Secretariat, “Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, September 13, 1993” (1993)

Document 35.1 From Sichuan Province’s “One-Child Family Policy” (1970s)

Document 35.2 Extracts from speeches by Mahatma Gandhi against the partition of India (1947)

Document 35.3 “North and South Korean Declaration Text, June 2000” (2000)

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