A History of World Societies: From 800 to 1815 / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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More than any other text, A History of World Societies introduces students to the families, foods, workplaces, religions, and diversions of peoples of the past through lively, descriptive writing and extensive primary sources that give voice to a wide range of individuals. This hallmark treatment of social history combines with strong political, cultural, and economic coverage and a clear, easy-to-manage organization to provide students with the most vivid account available of what life was like throughout human history.
The Eighth Edition welcomes to the author team Merry Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Crowston, experienced world-history teachers and highly regarded scholars who bring additional attention to gender and cultural history. It also expands the text's global perspective by strengthening coverage of non-Western topics and comparisons among world societies. A fresh, colorful look and a completely new map program showcase a narrative that the authors judiciously shortened for even greater power and accessibility.
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About the Author
John P. McKay, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from the University of Columbia, Berkeley in 1968. Author of three books, he won the Herbert Baxter Adams Award from the American Historical Association with his Pioneers for Profit. He is a Senior Fulbright Fellow and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Bennett D. Hill (deceased), a former Chairman and Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1963. He taught at the University of Maryland and was most recently a visiting professor at Georgetown University. He published two books and many journal articles.
John Buckler, a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, earned his doctorate at Harvard University in 1973. He has published numerous journal articles and written a monograph, The Theban Hegemony, published by Harvard University Press.
Patricia B. Ebrey, Professor with Joint Appointment: Early Imperial China, Song Dynasty, at the University of Washington in Seattle, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975. She has published numerous journal articles and published The Cambridge Illustrated History of China (Cambridge University Press, 1996), as well as numerous monographs.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, UWM Distinguished Professor at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, earned her B.A. from Grinnell College in 1973 and her Ph.D. in 1979 at University of Wisconsin Madison. She is the co-editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of nineteen books and many articles that have appeared in many languages. She is currently the Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.
Clare H. Crowston, Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earned her B.A. in 1985 from McGill University and her Ph.D. in 1996 from Cornell University. The author of many articles, she has also written Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 (Duke University Press, 2001), which won two awards, the Berkshire Prize and the Hagley Prize. She is a past-President of the Society for French Historical Studies and a former chair of the Pinkney Prize Committee.
Table of ContentsChapter 10: Civilizations of the Americas, 2500 BCE- 1500 CE The Early Peoples of the Americas Settling the Americas The Development of Agriculture Early Civilizations Mounds, Towns, and Trade in North and South America The Olmecs Classical Era Mesoamerica and North America Maya Technology and Trade Maya Science and Religion Teotihuacán and the Toltecs Hohokam, Hopewell, and Mississippian The Aztecs Religion and War in Aztec Society Individuals in Society: Tlacaélel The Life of the People The Cities of the Aztecs The Incas Earlier Peruvian Cultures Inca Imperialism Inca Society Chapter 11: Central and Southern Asia, to 1400 Central Asian Nomads The Turks The Mongols Daily Life Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire Chinggis’s Successors The Mongols as RulersEast-West Communication During the Mongol Era India, 300-1400 The Gupta Empire (ca 320-480) India’s Medieval Age (ca 500-1400) and the First Encounter with Islam Individuals in Society: Bhaskara the Teacher Daily Life in Medieval India Southeast Asia, to 1400 The Spread of Indian Culture in Comparative Perspective Chapter 12: East Asia, ca 800-1400 The Medieval Chinese Economic Revolution (800-1100) China During the Song Dynasty (960-1279) The Scholar-Officials and New-Confucianism Individuals in Society: Shen Gua Women’s Lives Japan’s Heian Period (794-1185) Fujiwara Rule Aristocratic Culture The Samurai and The Kamakura Shogunate (1185-1333) Military Rule Cultural Trends Chapter 13: Europe in the Middle Ages, 850-1400 Political Developments Feudalism and Manorialism Invasions and Migrations The Restoration of Order Law and Justice Revival and Reform in the Christian Church Monastic Reforms Individuals in Society: Hildegard of Bingen Papal Reforms Popular Religion The Expansion of Latin Christendom Toward a Christian Society The Crusades Background of the Crusades The Course of the Crusades Consequences The Changing Life of the People Those Who Work Those Who Fight Towns and Cities The Expansion of Long-Distance Trade The Culture of the Middle Ages Universities and Scholasticism Cathedrals Troubadour Poetry Crises of the Later Middle Ages The Great Famine and the Black Death The Hundred Years’ War Challenges to the Church Peasant and Urban Revolts Chapter 14: Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600 Renaissance Culture Economic and Political Context Intellectual Change Individuals in Society: Leonardo Da Vinci Secularism Christian Humanism The Printed Word Art and the Artist Social Hierarchies Race Class Gender Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450–1521) France England Spain The Habsburgs The Protestant Reformation Criticism of the Church Martin Luther Protestant Thought and Its Appeal The Radical Reformation and the German Peasants’ War The Reformation and Marriage The Reformation and German Politics The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Calvinism The Catholic Reformation The Reformed Papacy and the Council of Trent New Religious Orders Religious Violence French Religious Wars The Netherlands Under Charles V The Great European Witch-Hunt Chapter 15: The Acceleration of Global Contact The Indian Ocean: Hub of an Afro-Eurasian Trading World People and Cultures Religious Revolutions Trade and Commerce European Discovery, Reconnaissance, and Expansion Causes of European Expanision Technological Stimuli to Exploration The Portuguese Overseas Empire Individuals in Society: Zheng He The Problem of Christopher Columbus New World Conquest The Impact of Contact Colonial Administration The Columbian Exchange Spanish Settlement and Indigenous Population Decline Sugar and Slavery Global Trade Networks The Chinese and Japanese Discovery of the West The World-Wide Economic Effects of Spanish Silver Chapter 16: Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Europe, ca 1589-1725 Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding Economic and Demographic Crisis The Return of Serfdom in the East The Thirty Years’ War Seventeenth-Century State-Building: Common Obstacles and Achievements Absolutism in France and Spain The Foundations of Absolutism: Henry IV, Sully, and Richelieu Louis XIV and Absolutism Financial and Economic Management Under Louis XIV: Colbert Louis XIV’s Wars The Decline of Absolutist Spain in the Seventeenth Century Absolutism in Eastern Europe: Austria, Prussia, and Russia The Austrian Habsburgs Prussia in the Seventeenth Century The Consolidation of Prussian Absolutism The Mongol Yoke and the Rise of Moscow Tsar and People to 1689 The Reforms of Peter the Great Constitutionalism Absolutist Claims in England (1603-1649) Religious Divides Puritanical Absolutism in England: Cromwell and the Protectorate The Restoration of the English Monarchy The Triumph of England’s Parliament: Constitutional Monarchy and Cabinet Government The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century Individuals in Society: Glückel of Hameln Chapter 17: Toward a New Worldview in the West The Scientific Revolution Scientific Thought in 1500 The Copernican Hypothesis From Brahe to Galileo Newton’s Synthesis Causes of the Scientific Revolution Science and Society The Enlightenment The Emergence of the Enlightenment The Philosophes and the Public Urban Culture and the Public Sphere Late Enlightenment Race and the Enlightenment The Enlightenment and Absolutism Frederick the Great of Prussia Individuals in Society: Moses Mendelssohn and the Jewish Enlightenment Catherine the Great of Russia The Austrian Habsburgs Chapter 18: Africa and the World, ca 1400–1800 Senegambia and Benin Women, Marriage, and Work Trade and Industry The Sudan: Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland Ethiopia The Swahili City-States The African Slave Trade The Atlantic Slave Trade Individuals in Society: Olaudah Equiano Consequences Within Africa Chapter 19: The Islamic World Powers, ca 1400-1800 The Three Turkish Ruling Houses: The Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals The Ottoman Turkish Empire Individuals in Society: Hürrem The Safavid Theoracy in Persia The Mughal Empire in India Cultural Flowering City and Palace Building Intellectual and Religious Trends Coffee Houses Non-Muslims Under Muslim Rule Shifting Trade Routes and European Penetration European Rivalry for the Indian Trade Factory-Fort Societies The Rise of the British East India Company Dynastic Decline Chapter 20: Continuity and Change in East Asia, ca 1400–1800 Ming China, 1368-1644 Problems with the Imperial Institution The Mongols and the Great Wall The Examination Life Life of the People Individuals in Society: Tan Yunxian, Woman Doctor Ming Decline The Manchus and Qing China, 1644–1800 Competent and Long-Lived Emperors Imperial Expansion Japan’s Middle Ages Muromachi Culture Civil War The Victors: Nobunaga and Hideyoshi The Tokugawa Shogunate Commercialization The Life of the People in the Edo Period East Asian Maritime Trade and Piracy Zheng He’s Voyages Piracy and Japan’s Overseas Adventures Europeans Enter the Scene Missionaries Learning from the West British Efforts to Expand Trade with China in the Eighteenth Century Chapter 21:The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815 Background to Revolution Legal Orders and Social Change The Crisis of Political Legitimacy The Impact of the American Revolution Financial Crisis Revolution in Metropole and Colony, 1789-1791 The Formation of the National Assembly The Revolt of the Poor and the Oppressed A Limited Monarchy Revolutionary Aspirations in Saint-Domingue World War and Republican France, 1791-1799 Foreign Reactions and the Beginning of War The Second Revolution Total War and the Terror Revolution in Saint-Domingue The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory, 1794-1799 The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815 Napoleon’s Rule of France Napoleon’s Expansion in Europe The War of Haitian Independence The Grand Empire and Its End