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Connections: A World History introduces students to the far-reaching study of world history in a comprehensible manner that is tailored to meet their diverse needs and interests. This Third Edition strongly emphasizes thematic connections between societies and events, making it easy for new history students to absorb a wide array of details, dates, and events. The title’s concise chapters feature engaging, readable content, and avoid bogging students down with unnecessary detail. The authors have provided many visual aids to improve students’ comprehension of the material, including over 200 maps. The result is a clear and concise rendering of world history that will appeal to students of all disciplines and backgrounds.
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Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon are professors of history at Le Moyne College, where they have team-taught for the last 20 years a two-semester world history course for first-year students as well as courses on modern global history for upper-level students. Judge earned his doctorate at the University of Michigan and spent a year in the USSR as an IREX scholar. He has taught at Le Moyne since 1978, was the college's scholar of the year in 1994 and was awarded the J. C. Georg Endowed Professorship in 1997. Langdon earned his doctorate at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs, where he was a national defense fellow. He has taught at Le Moyne since 1971, directed its honors program and was awarded the O'Connell Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 1996. Each has been named the college's teacher of the year and has chaired its department of history. They have written or edited eight books: three in collaboration with each other, three as individuals and two in collaboration with other scholars. They love teaching world history, especially to students of diverse backgrounds and interests, and they derive great joy from infecting their students with a passion and enthusiasm for the study of the human past.
Era One: Emergence and Expansion of Regional Society, to 300 C.E.
1. The Emergence of Human Societies, to 3000 B.C.E.
2. Early Societies of West Asia and North Africa, to 500 B.C.E.
3. Societies and Beliefs of Early India, to 550 C.E.
4. The Origins of the Chinese Empire, to 220 C.E.
5. Early American Societies: Connection and Isolation, 20,000 B.C.E.-1500 C.E.
6. The Persian Connection: Its Impact and Influences, 2000 B.C.E.-637 C.E.
7. Greek Civilization and Its Expansion Into Asia, 2000-30 B.C.E.
8. The Romans Connect the Mediterranean World, 753 B.C.E-284 C.E.
Era Two: Transregional Conflicts and Religious Connections
9. Germanic Societies and the Emergence of the Christian West, 100-1100 C.E.
10. The Byzantine World, 284-1240
11. The Origins and Expansion of Islam, 100-750
12. Religion and Diversity in the Transformation of Southern Asia, 711-1400
13. Early African Societies, 1500 B.C.E.-1500 C.E.
14. The Evolution and Expansion of East Asian Societies, 220-1240 C.E.
Era Three: Cross-Cultural Conflicts and Commercial Connections, 1000-1650
15. Nomadic Conquests and Eurasian Connections, 1000-1400
16. The Resurgence of the Christian West, 1050-1530
17. Culture and Conflict in the Great Islamic Empires, 1071-1707
18. The Aztec and Inca Empires, 1300-1550
19. Global Exploration and Global Empires, 1400-1700