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Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies

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7/1/2001
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Summary

McConnell-Brue's Economics 15 is the best-selling textbook and has been teaching students in a clear, unbiased way for 40 years. The 14th edition grew market share because of its clear and careful treatment of principles of economics concepts, its balanced coverage, and its patient explanations. More students have learned their principles of Economics from McConnell-Brue than any other text 12 million of them. The 15th edition is a substantial revision that delivers a tighter, modern, Internet-savvy book.ook.ok.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
A Brief Note on Usage
Acknowledgements
PART III THE POSTCLASSICAL ERA, 500 TO 1000 C.E. 274(128)
A Survivor Society: Byzantium
279(24)
The Early Byzantine Empire
280(7)
The Later Roman Empire and Byzantium
281(2)
Justinian and His Legacy
283(2)
Islamic Conquests and Byzantine Revival
285(1)
Byzantium and Western Europe
286(1)
Byzantine Economy and Society
287(3)
The Agricultural Economy
287(1)
Industry and Trade
288(2)
Urban Life
290(1)
Classical Heritage and Orthodox Christianity
290(6)
The Legacy of Classical Greece
292(1)
The Byzantine Church
292(2)
Monasticism and Popular Piety
294(1)
Tensions between Eastern and Western Christianity
295(1)
The Influence of Byzantium in Eastern Europe
296(4)
Domestic Problems and Foreign Pressures
296(2)
Early Relations between Byzantium and Slavic Peoples
298(1)
Byzantium and Russia
299(1)
Summary
300(1)
Chronology
301(1)
For Further Reading
301(2)
A New Society: The Realm of Islam
303(24)
A Prophet and His World
304(5)
Muhammad and His Message
305(1)
Muhammad's Migration to Medina
306(2)
The Establishment of Islam in Arabia
308(1)
The Expansion of Islam
309(6)
The Early Caliphs and the Umayyad Dynasty
309(3)
The Abbasid Dynasty
312(3)
Economy and Society of the Early Islamic World
315(6)
New Crops, Agricultural Experimentation, and Urban Growth
315(1)
The Formation of a Hemispheric Trading Zone
316(3)
The Changing Status of Women
319(2)
Islamic Values and Cultural Exchanges
321(3)
The Formation of an Islamic Cultural Tradition
321(1)
Islam and the Cultural Traditions of Persia, India, and Greece
322(2)
Summary
324(1)
Chronology
325(1)
For Further Reading
325(2)
The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
327(28)
The Restoration of Centralized Imperial Rule in China
328(7)
The Sui Dynasty
328(2)
The Tang Dynasty
330(3)
The Song Dynasty
333(2)
The Economic Development of Tang and Song China
335(6)
Agricultural Development
335(2)
Technological and Industrial Development
337(2)
The Emergence of a Market Economy
339(2)
Cultural Change in Tang and Song China
341(5)
The Establishment of Buddhism
342(3)
Neo-Confucianism
345(1)
China in East Asia
346(5)
Korea and Vietnam
346(2)
Early Japan
348(1)
Medieval Japan
349(2)
Summary
351(1)
Chronology
351(1)
For Further Reading
352(3)
India and the Indian Ocean Basin
355(24)
Islamic and Hindu Kingdoms
356(4)
The Quest for Centralized Imperial Rule
356(1)
The Introduction of Islam to Northern India
357(2)
The Hindu Kingdoms of Southern India
359(1)
Production and Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin
360(7)
Agriculture in the Monsoon World
361(1)
Trade and the Economic Development of Southern India
362(2)
Cross-cultural Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin
364(3)
Caste and Society
367(1)
The Meeting of Hindu and Islamic Traditions
367(4)
The Development of Hinduism
368(2)
Islam and Its Appeal
370(1)
The Influence of Indian Society in Southeast Asia
371(4)
The Indianized States of Southeast Asia
371(2)
The Arrival of Islam
373(2)
Summary
375(1)
Chronology
375(1)
For Further Reading
376(3)
The Foundations of Christian Society in Western Europe
379(23)
The Quest for Political Order
380(10)
Germanic Successor States
380(1)
The Franks and the Temporary Revival of Empire
381(4)
Decline and Dissolution of the Carolingian Empire
385(4)
The Establishment of Regional Authorities
389(1)
Feudal Society
390(5)
The Feudal System
390(2)
Serfs and Manors in Feudal Europe
392(1)
The Economy of Feudal Europe
393(2)
The Formation of Christian Europe
395(4)
The Politics of Conversion
395(1)
The Papacy
396(1)
Monasticism
397(2)
Summary
399(1)
Chronology
400(1)
For Further Reading
400(2)
PART IV AN AGE OF CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION, 1000 TO 1500 C.E. 402(128)
Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
407(22)
Turkish Migrations and Imperial Expansion
408(5)
Nomadic Economy and Society
408(3)
Turkish Empires in Persia, Anatolia, and India
411(2)
The Mongol Empires
413(9)
Chinggis Khan and the Making of the Mongol Empire
413(4)
The Mongol Empires after Chinggis Khan
417(3)
The Mongols and Eurasian Integration
420(1)
Decline of the Mongols in Persia and China
421(1)
After the Mongols
422(3)
Tamerlane the Whirlwind
422(2)
The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire
424(1)
Summary
425(1)
Chronology
426(1)
For Further Reading
426(3)
States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
429(22)
The Bantu Migrations
430(4)
The Dynamics of Bantu Expansion
430(2)
Bantu Political Organization
432(2)
Islamic Kingdoms and Empires
434(8)
Trans-Saharan Trade and Islamic States in West Africa
434(4)
The Indian Ocean Trade and Islamic States in East Africa
438(4)
Bantu Society and Cultural Development
442(6)
Social Classes
442(2)
African Religion
444(2)
The Arrival of Christianity and Islam
446(2)
Summary
448(1)
Chronology
449(1)
For Further Reading
449(2)
Western Europe During the High Middle Ages
451(26)
The Establishment of Regional States
452(5)
The Holy Roman Empire
453(1)
Feudal Monarchies in France and England
454(2)
Regional States in Italy and Iberia
456(1)
Economic Growth and Social Development
457(7)
Growth of the Agricultural Economy
457(1)
The Revival of Towns and Trade
458(3)
Social Change
461(3)
European Christianity during the High Middle Ages
464(5)
Schools, Universities, and Scholastic Theology
464(2)
Popular Religion
466(2)
Reform Movements and Popular Heresies
468(1)
The Medieval Expansion of Europe
469(5)
Atlantic and Baltic Colonization
470(1)
The Reconquest of Sicily and Spain
471(2)
The Crusades
473(1)
Summary
474(1)
Chronology
475(1)
For Further Reading
475(2)
Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania
477(24)
States and Empires in Mesoamerica and North America
478(10)
The Toltecs and the Mexica
478(3)
Mexica Society
481(3)
Mexica Religion
484(2)
Peoples and Societies of the North
486(2)
States and Empires in South America
488(5)
The Coming of the Incas
488(3)
Inca Society and Religion
491(2)
The Societies of Oceania
493(4)
The Nomadic Foragers of Australia
493(1)
The Development of Pacific Island Societies
494(3)
Summary
497(1)
Chronology
498(1)
For Further Reading
498(3)
Reaching Out: Cross-Cultural Interactions
501(29)
Long-Distance Trade and Travel
502(10)
Patterns of Long-Distance Trade
503(4)
Political and Diplomatic Travel
507(1)
Missionary Campaigns
508(1)
Agricultural and Technological Diffusion
509(3)
Crisis and Recovery
512(8)
Bubonic Plague
512(3)
Recovery in China: The Ming Dynasty
515(1)
Recovery in Western Europe: State Building
516(2)
Recovery in Western Europe: The Renaissance
518(2)
Exploration and Colonization
520(6)
The Chinese Reconnaissance of the Indian Ocean Basin
520(4)
European Exploration in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
524(2)
Summary
526(1)
Chronology
527(1)
For Further Reading
527(3)
PART V THE ORIGINS OF GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE, 1500-1800 530(189)
Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
535(28)
The European Reconnaissance of the World's Oceans
536(13)
Motives for Exploration
536(2)
The Technology of Exploration
538(4)
Voyages of Exploration: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
542(3)
Voyages of Exploration: From the Atlantic to the Pacific
545(4)
Trade and Conflict in Early Modern Asia
549(6)
Trading-Post Empires
549(3)
European Conquests in Southeast Asia
552(1)
Commercial Rivalries and the Seven Years' War
553(2)
Global Exchanges
555(5)
The Columbian Exchange
555(3)
The Origins of Global Trade
558(2)
Summary
560(1)
Chronology
560(1)
For Further Reading
560(3)
The Transformation of Europe
563(30)
The Fragmentation of Western Christendom
564(5)
The Protestant Reformation
565(1)
The Catholic Reformation
566(1)
Witch-Hunts and Religious Wars
567(2)
The Consolidation of Sovereign States
569(8)
The Attempted Revival of Empire
569(2)
The New Monarchs
571(1)
Constitutional States and Absolute Monarchies
572(3)
The European States System
575(2)
Early Capitalist Society
577(6)
Population Growth and Urbanization
578(1)
Early Capitalism and Protoindustrialization
579(2)
Social Change in Early Modern Europe
581(2)
Science and Enlightenment
583(5)
The Reconception of the Universe
583(1)
The Scientific Revolution
584(2)
The Enlightenment
586(2)
Summary
588(1)
Chronology
588(1)
For Further Reading
589(4)
New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania
593(28)
Colliding Worlds
594(9)
The Spanish Caribbean
595(1)
The Conquest of Mexico and Peru
596(2)
Iberian Empires in the Americas
598(2)
Settler Colonies in North America
600(3)
Colonial Society in the Americas
603(10)
The Formation of Multicultural Societies
603(2)
Mining and Agriculture in the Spanish Empire
605(3)
Sugar and Slavery in Portuguese Brazil
608(1)
Fur Traders and Settlers in North America
609(3)
Christianity and Native Religions in the Americas
612(1)
Europeans in the Pacific
613(4)
Australia and the Larger World
613(2)
The Pacific Islands and the Larger World
615(2)
Summary
617(1)
Chronology
617(1)
For Further Reading
617(4)
Africa and the Atlantic World
621(26)
African Politics and Society in Early Modern Times
622(9)
The Islamic States of West Africa and East Africa
623(2)
The Kingdoms of Central Africa and South Africa
625(3)
Islam and Christianity in Early Modern Africa
628(2)
Social Change in Early Modern Africa
630(1)
The Atlantic Slave Trade
631(6)
Foundations of the Slave Trade
631(1)
Human Cargoes
632(4)
The Impact of the Slave Trade in Africa
636(1)
The African Diaspora
637(5)
Plantation Societies
637(3)
The Making of African-American Cultural Traditions
640(1)
The End of the Slave Trade and the Abolition of Slavery
641(1)
Summary
642(1)
Chronology
643(1)
For Further Reading
643(4)
Tradition and Change in East Asia
647(26)
The Quest for Political Stability
648(6)
The Ming Dynasty
648(3)
The Qing Dynasty
651(2)
The Son of Heaven and the Scholar-Bureaucrats
653(1)
Economic and Social Changes
654(7)
The Patriarchal Family
655(1)
Population Growth and Economic Development
656(2)
Gentry, Commoners, Soldiers, and ``Mean People''
658(3)
The Confucian Tradition and New Cultural Influences
661(3)
Neo-Confucianism and Pulp Fiction
661(1)
The Return of Christianity to China
662(2)
The Unification of Japan
664(6)
The Tokugawa Shogunate
664(2)
Economic and Social Change
666(1)
Neo-Confucianism and Floating Worlds
667(2)
Christianity and Dutch Learning
669(1)
Summary
670(1)
Chronology
671(1)
For Further Reading
671(2)
The Islamic Empires
673(24)
Formation of the Islamic Empires
674(8)
The Ottoman Empire
674(3)
The Safavid Empire
677(1)
The Mughal Empire
678(4)
Imperial Islamic Society
682(7)
The Dynastic State
682(2)
Agriculture and Trade
684(1)
Religious Affairs in the Islamic Empires
685(2)
Cultural Patronage of the Islamic Emperors
687(2)
The Empires in Transition
689(3)
The Deterioration of Imperial Leadership
689(1)
Economic and Military Decline
690(1)
Cultural Insularity
691(1)
Summary
692(1)
Chronology
693(1)
For Further Reading
693(4)
The Russian Empire in Europe and Asia
697(22)
Foundations of the Absolutist State
698(5)
The Gathering of the Russian Land
698(3)
The Time of Troubles
701(2)
Westernization and Empire
703(8)
A Window on the West
703(3)
The Limits of Westernization
706(1)
The Russian Empire in Europe
707(2)
The Russian Empire in Asia
709(2)
A Society in Tension
711(4)
Muscovite Society before Westernization
712(1)
The Growth of Trade and Industry
713(2)
Cultural Clashes
715(4)
Crisis in the Church
715(2)
Westernization and the Enlightenment in Russia
717(2)
Summary
719(1)
Chronology
719(1)
For Further Reading
719
Pronunciation Guide
Credits
Index


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