Heritage of World Civilizations

Heritage of World Civilizations

by Albert Craig

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Overview

This comprehensive, accessible survey of world history provides a global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. The Heritage of World Civilization combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilization, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions. Birth of civilization. Four great revolutions in thought and religion. Empires and cultures of the ancient world. Consolidation and interaction of world civilization. The World in Transition. Enlightenment and revolution in the west. The modern world. Depression. World War I. World War II. For anyone interested in world civilization or world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130101358
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 10.39(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE COMING OF CIVILIZATION.

1. Birth of Civilization.
2. The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion.

II. EMPIRES AND CULTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD.

3. Greek and Hellenistic Civilization.
4. Iran, India, and Inner Asia to 200 C.E.
5. Republican and Imperial Rome.
6. Africa: Early History to 1000 C.E.
7. China's First Empire (221 B.C.E.–220 C.E.).

III. CONSOLIDATION AND INTERACTION OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS.

8. Imperial China (589–1368).
9. Japan: Early History to 1467.
10. Iran and India Before Islam.
11. The Formation of Islamic Civilization (622–945).
12. The Early Middle Ages in the West to 1000: The Birth of Europe.
13. The High Middle Ages (1000–1300).
14. The Islamic Heartlands and India (1000–1500).
15. Ancient Civilizations of the Americas.

IV. THE WORLD IN TRANSITION.

16. The Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the West (1300–1527).

Volume II Begins

17. The Age of Reformation and Religious Wars.
18. Africa (ca. 1000–1800).
19. Conquest and Exploitation: The Development of the Transatlantic Economy.

Volume I Ends

20. East Asia in the LateTraditional Era.
21. European State-Building and Worldwide Conflict.
22. European Society Under the Old Regime.
23. The Last Great Islamic Empires (1500–1800).

V. ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION IN THE WEST.

24. The Age of European Enlightenment.
25. Revolution in the Transatlantic World.
26. Europe and North America 1815–1850: Political Reform, Economic Advance, and Social Unrest.

VI. INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

27. Political Consolidation in Europe and North America.
28. The Building of European Supremacy: Society and Politics to World War I.
29. The Birth of Contemporary Western Thought.
30. Latin America from Independence to the 1940s.
31. India, The Islamic Heartlands, and Africa: The Encounter with the Modern West (1800–1945).
32. Modern East Asia.

VII. GLOBAL CONFLICT AND CHANGE.

33. Imperialism and World War I.
34. Depression, European Dictators, and the American New Deal.
35. World War II.
36. The West Since World War II.
37. East Asia in the Late Twentieth Century.
38. The Emerging Nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America Since 1945.

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