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World Civilizations / Edition 4

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Examines all the world's civilizations, including those in the Western tradition but also those civilizations sometimes neglected in world history texts. Maintaining a focus on social history explores gender, class, economic, and intellectual issues, while examining patterns of inequality and human agency throughout world history. Instructors of World Civilization surveys that prefer a global account of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321182814
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 10.06(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.07(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with an introduction.


21. The World Economy.

The West's First Outreach: Maritime Power.

In Depth: Causation and the West's Expansion.

Toward the World Economy.

Visualizing the Past: West Indian Slaveholding.

Colonial Expansion.

Document: Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives.

Global Connections: The Impact of a New World Order.

22. The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750.

The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce.

Science and Politics: The Next Phase of Change.

Visualizing the Past: Versailles.

In Depth: Elites and Masses.

The West by 1750.

Document: Controversies About Women.

Global Connections: Europe and the World.

23. The Rise of Russia.

Russia's ExpansionistPolitics.

Under the Tsars.

Russia's First Westernization, 1690-1790.

Document: The Nature of Westernization.

Themes in Early Modern Russian History

Visualizing the Past: Oppressed Peasants.

In Depth: Multinational Empires.

Global Connections: Russia and the World.

24. Early Latin America.

Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest to Conquest.

Document: A Vision from the Vanquished.

The Destruction and Transformation of Indian Societies.

In Depth: The Great Exchange.

Colonial Economies and Governments.

Brazil: The First Plantation Colony.

Multiracial Societies.

Visualizing the Past: Race or Culture? A Changing Society.

The 18th-Century Reforms.

Global Connections: Latin America and the World.

25. Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

The Atlantic Slave Trade.

African Societies, Slavery, and the Slave Trade.

Visualizing the Past: Symbols of African Kinship.

White Settlers and Africans in Southern Africa.

In Depth: Slavery and Human Society.

The African Diaspora.

Document: An African's Description of the Middle Passage.

Global Connections: Africa and the World.

26. The Muslim Empires.

The Ottomans: From Frontier Warriors to Empire Builders.

The Shi'ite Challenge of the Safavids.

Document: An Islamic Traveler Laments the Muslims' Indifference to Europe.

In Depth: The Gunpowder Empires and the Shifting Balance of Global Power.

The Mughals and the Apex of Muslim Civilization in India

Visualizing the Past: The Basis of Imperial Power in the Rival Muslim Empires.

Global Connections: The Muslim Empires and the World.

27. Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change.

The Asian Trading World and the Coming of the Europeans.

Visualizing the Past: Intruders: The Pattern of Early European Expansion in Asia.

Ming China: A Global Mission Refused.

Document: Exam Questions as a Mirror of Chinese Values.

In Depth: Means and Motives for Overseas Expansion: Europe and China Compared.

Fending Off the West: Japan's Reunification and the First Challenge.

Global Connections: Asia and the World.


28. The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750-1914.

Diplomacy and Society.

Forces of Change.

Visualizing the Past: The French Revolution in Cartoon.

The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850-1914.

Document: Women in the Industrial Revolution.

Cultural Transformations.

Western Settler Societies.

In Depth: The United States in World History.

Diplomatic Tensions and World War I.

Global Connections: Industrial Europe and the World.

29. Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order.

The Shift to Land Empires in Asia

In Depth: Western Education and the Rise of an African and Asian Middle Class.

Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870-1914.

Patterns of Dominance: Continuity and Change.

Visualizing the Past: Capitalism and Colonialism.

Document: Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus the Colonized on the “Civilizing Mission.”

Global Connections.

30. The Consolidation of Latin America, 1830-1920.

From Colonies to Nations.

New Nations Confront Old and New Problems.

Document: Confronting the Hispanic Heritage: From Independence to Consolidation.

Latin American Economies and World Markets, 1820-1870.

Societies in Search of Themselves.

In Depth: Explaining Underdevelopment.

The Great Boom, 1880-1920.

Global Connections: Latin America and the World.

31. Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China.

In Depth: Western Dominance and the Decline of Civilizations.

From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth of Turkey

Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic Heartlands

The Last Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Qing Empire in China

Document: Building a New China.

Global Connections.

32. Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West.

Russia's Reforms and Industrial Advance

Document: Conditions for Factory Workers in Russia's Industrialization.

Protest and Revolution in Russia.

Japan: Transformation Without Revolution.

In Depth: The Separate Paths of Japan and China.

Visualizing the Past: Two Faces of Western Influence.

Global Connections: Russia and Japan in the World.


33. Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order.

The Coming of the Great War.

A World at War.

Failed Peace.

World War I and the Nationalist Assault on the European Colonial Order.

Document: Lessons for the Colonized from the Slaughter in the Trenches.

Global Connections: World War I and the World.

34. The World in the 1920s: Challenges to European Dominance.

Diplomatic Defense.

The Disarray of Western Europe, 1918-1929.

Industrial Societies Outside Europe.

Revolution: The First Waves.

In Depth: A Century of Revolutions.

Global Connections: The Interwar Decades and the World.

35. A Decade of Depression and Authoritarian Politics.

The Global Great Depression.

In Depth: The Decline of the West?

The 1930s in Latin America, Japan, and the Soviet Union.

The Militarization of Japan.

Stalinism in the Soviet Union.

Visualizing the Past: Socialist Realism.

Global Connections: Depression and Retreat.

36. A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order.

Old and New Causes of a Second World War.

In Depth: Total War.

Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of the War in Europe and the Pacific.

The Conduct of a Second Global War.

Document: Japan and the Loss in World War II.

War's End and the Emergence of the Superpower Standoff.

Nationalism and Colonialism.

Visualizing the Past: On National Leadership.

37. Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War.

After World War II: International Setting for the West.

The Resurgence of Western Europe.

Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

In Depth: The United States and Western Europe: Convergence and Complexity.

Culture and Society in the West.

Visualizing the Past: Women at Work: The Female Labor Force in France and then United States.

Eastern Europe after World War II: A Soviet Empire.

Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions.

Document: 1986: A New Wave of Reform.

Global Connections: The Cold War and the World.

38. Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the 21st Century.

Latin America in 1945.

Radical Options in the 1950s.

Visualizing the Past: Murals and Posters: Art and Revolution.

The Search for Reform and the Military Option.

Document: The People Speak.

In Depth: Human Rights in the 20th Century.

Societies in Search of Change.

Global Connections: Latin America and the World.

39. Africa and Asia in the Era of Independence.

The Challenges of Independence.

In Depth: Artificial Nations and the Rising Tide of Communal Strife.

Document; Cultural Creativity in the Emerging Nations: Some Literary Samples.

Paths to Economic Growth and Social Justice.

Visualizing the Past: Globalization and Post-Colonial Societies.

Global Connections: Africa and Asia in the World.

40. Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Japan Incorporated.

In Depth: The Pacific Rim as a U.S. Policy Issue.

Korea: Intervention and War.

Mao's China and Beyond.

Document: Women in the Revolutionary Struggle.

Visualizing the Past: Art and Revolution in Russia, China, and Cuba.

Colonialism and Revolution in Vietnam.

41. Globalization and Resistance: World History 1990-2003.

Toward Globalization: Promise and Perils.

The End of the Cold War.

The Great Powers and New Disputes.

In Depth: How Much Historical Change?


Economic Uncertanties.

A World of Religious and Ethnic Conflict.

Global Warming and a Planet in Peril.

Document: Protests Against Globalization.

Global Connections: Toward the Future.




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