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.
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.
IV. STATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AGE OF ECONOMIC REVOLUTION.
18. Absolutism and Limited Power in the Age of Capitalism, 1648-1774.
19. New Ideas and Their Consequences: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
20. Africa and Asia, 1650-1815.
21. The Americas, 1650 to 1825.
22. The Birth of the Modern Age: The French and the Industrial Revolutions, 1774-1825.
V. THE CENTURY OF WESTERN DOMINANCE.
23. State Development in the West, 1815-1871.
24. The Triumph of the Middle Classes: Western Economic, Scientific, Intellectual, and Cultural Dominance, 1815-1914.
25. Africa and the Middle East, 1800-1914.
26. Asia, 1800-1914: India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.
27. Western Politics and Diplomatic Failure, 1871-1914.
VI. THE END OF THE EUROPEAN ORDER.
28. Winning the War and Losing the Peace: The Democracies, 1914-1939.
29. Authoritarian Alternatives: Russia, Italy, and Germany, 1917-1939.
30. Emerging National Movements in Asia and Africa, from the 1920s to the 1950s.
31. Democratic Weakness and World War II.
VII. THE PERILS AND PROSPECTS OF GLOBALIZATION.
32. Decolonization and the Bi-Polar Conflict: National Liberation and the Cold War, to 1991.
33. The Euratlantic World, Since 1945.
34. Africa, The Middle East, and Latin America Since 1945: The Search for Stability.
35. Asia Since 1945.