9781439084748

The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Volume I

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 11/6/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global book for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and user accessibility. The Fifth Edition features new pedagogy and a beautiful new design.

Table of Contents

The Emergence of Human Communities, To 500 B.C.E.
Nature, Humanity, and History, to 3500 B.C.E.
African Genesis
Technology and Culture in the Ice Age
The Agricultural Revolutions
Life in Neolithic Communities
Diversity and Dominance: Cave Art
Environment and Technology: The Iceman
The First River-Valley Civilizations, 3500-1500 B.C.E.
Mesopotamia
Egypt
The Indus Valley Civilization
Diversity and Dominance: Violence and Order in the Babylonian New Year's Festival
Environment and Technology: Environmental Stress in the Indus Valley
New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E.
Early China, 2000-221 B.C.E.
Nubia, 3100 B.C.E.-350 C.E.
Celtic Europe, 1000-50 B.C.E.
First Civilizations of the Americas: The Olmec and Chav?n, 1200-250 B.C.E.
Environment and Technology: Divination in Ancient Societies
Diversity and Dominance: Human Nature and Good Government in the Analects of Confucius and the Legalist Writings of Han Fei
The Mediterranean and Middle East2000-500 B.C.E.
The Cosmopolitan Middle East1700-1100 B.C.E.
The Aegean World, 2000-1100 B.C.E. The Assyrian Empire, 911-612 B.C.E.
Israel, 2000-500 B.C.E. Phoenicia and the Mediterranean, 1200-500 B.C.E.
Failure and Transformation, 750-550 B.C.E. Diversity and Dominance: Protests Against the Ruling Class in Israel and Babylonia
Environment and Technology: Ancient Textiles and Dyes
Issues In World History: Animal Domestication
The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.-400 C.E.
Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E.
Ancient Iran, 1000-500 B.C.E.
The Rise of the Greeks, 1000-500 B.C.E.
The Struggle of Persia and Greece, 546-323 B.C.E.
The Hellenistic Synthesis, 323-30 B.C.E.
Diversity and Dominance: Persian and Greek Perceptions of Kingship
Material Culture: Wine and Beer in the Ancient World
Environment and Technology: Ancient Astronomy
An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E.
Rome's Creation of a Mediterranean Empire, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E.
The Origins of Imperial China, 221 B.C.E.-220 C.E. Diversity and Dominance: The Treatment of Slaves in Rome and China
Environment and Technology: Water Engineering in Rome and China
India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.-1025 C.E.
Foundations of Indian Civilization, 1500 B.C.E.-300 C.E.
Imperial Expansion and Collapse, 324 B.C.E.-650 C.E.
Southeast Asia, 50-1025 C.E. Environment and Technology: Indian Mathematics
Diversity and Dominance: Relations Between Women and Men in the Kama Sutra and the Arthashastra
Issues in World History: Oral Societies and the Consequences of Literacy
Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E.-1200 C.E.
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.-1100 C.E. The Silk Road
The Indian Ocean Maritime System
Routes Across the Sahara
Sub-Saharan Africa
The Spread of Ideas
Diversity and Dominance: Travel Accounts of Africa and India
Environment and Technology: Camel Saddles
The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200-1200
The Sasanid Empire, 224-651
The Origins of Islam
The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 632-1258
Islamic Civilization
Diversity and Dominance: Secretaries, Turks, and Beggars
Environment and Technology: Chemistry
Material Culture: Head Coverings
Christian Societies Emerge in Europe, 600-1200
The Byzantine Empire, 600-1200
Early Medieval Europe, 600-1000
The Western Church
Kievan Russia, 900-1200
Western Europe Revives, 1000-1200
The Crusades, 1095-1204
Environment and Technology: Iron Production
Diversity and Dominance: The Struggle for Christian Morality
Inner and East Asia, 400-1200
The Sui and Tang Empires, 581-755
The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200
New Kingdoms in East Asia
Diversity and Dominance: Law and Society in China and Japan
Environment and Technology: Writing in East Asia, 400-1200
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 200-1500
Classic-Era Culture and Society in Mesoamerica, 200-900
The Postclassic Period in Mesoamerica, 900-1500
Northern Peoples
Andean Civilizations, 200-1500
Diversity and Dominance: Burials as Historical Texts
Environment and Technology: Inca Roads
Issues in World History: Religious Conversion
Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact 1200-1550
Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500
The Rise of the Mongols, 1200-1260
The Mongols and Islam, 1260-1500
Regional Responses in Western Eurasia
Mongol Domination in China, 1271-1368
The Early Ming Empire, 1368-1500
Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 1200-1500
Diversity and Dominance: Observations of Mongol Life
Environment and Technology: From Gunpowder to Guns
Tropical Africa and Asia,1200-1500
Tropical Lands and Peoples
New Islamic Empires
Indian Ocean Trade
Social and Cultural Change
Diversity and Dominance: Personal Styles of Rule in India and Mali
Environment and Technology: The Indian Ocean Dhow
The Latin West1200-1500
Rural Growth and Crisis
Urban Revival
Learning, Literature, and the Renaissance
Political and Military Transformations
Diversity and Dominance: Persecution and Protection of Jews, 1272-1349
Environment and Technology: The Clock
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