The authors of the Eleventh Edition of "Civilization Past and Present" specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, Russian, and East European history weave the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis for today's students. "Civilization Past and Present," well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey text, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for students and solid for instructors. Using images and documents that enhance the text's content, the narrative traces connections across cultures and introduces intriguing avenues of historical interpretation. The text examines all aspects of world history social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.
I. CLASSICAL ORIGINS.
1 .Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East
2. The East Kingdoms, to 220 C.E.
3. India, to 300 C.E.
4. Greece: Minoan, Mycenaean, Hellenic, and Hellenistic Civilizations, 2000—-30 B.C.E.
5. The Roman World, 509 B.C.E.-568 C.E.
II. CIVILIZATIONAL DIVERSITY.
6. The New Christian Romes: Byzantium, Eastern Europe, and Russia.
7. Islam: From Its Origins to 1300.
8. African Beginnings: African Civilizations to 1500.
9. The Early Middle Ages in Europe: 500-1000.
10. The Late Middle Ages in Europe: 1000-1500.
11. The Growth and Spread of Asian Cultures, Before and After the Mongol Conquests: 300-1300.
12. The Americas to 1492.
III. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS.
13. The Islamic Gunpowder Empires, 1300-1650.
14. Asian Nations in Motion, 1350-1650.
15. The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe: 1300-1600.
16. The Christian Reformation and the Political Transformation of Europe 1517-1648.
17. Global Encounters: Europe and the World Economy, 1400-1660.