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Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY VOLUME I provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance" to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs.
Table of Contents
|The Emergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E.|
|from the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 8000-1500 B.C.E.|
|New Civilizations in the Eastern Hemisphere, 4500 B.C.E. - 350 C.E.|
|The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E.|
|The Formation of New Cultural Communities, from 1200 B.C.E.|
|Greece and Iran, 1500 B.C.E-500 C.E.|
|India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.-1025 C.E.|
|An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E.|
|Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 1200 B.C.E.-1500 C.E.|
|Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.-600 C.E.|
|Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 600-1200|
|The Rise of Islam, 600-1200|
|Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200|
|Inner and East Asia, 400-1200|
|Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200-1550|
|Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500|
|Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500|
|The Latin West, 1200-1500|
|The Maritime Revolution, to 1550|
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