9780534627454

The Essential World History To 1400

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534627454

  • ISBN10:

    0534627455

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/27/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This is the Alternate Volume of THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, covering up to 1400 (includes chapters 1-12 of the main text). THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY presents a balanced picture of world history that pays respect to the richness and diversity of the tapestry of the human experience. Based on the Fourth Edition of Duiker and Spielvogel's comprehensive WORLD HISTORY, this critically and popularly acclaimed text balances a thorough global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilization in divergent parts of the world. The text covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, with due attention paid to the rise of the West, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations. A wealth of primary documents, maps, and supplements enhance students' experience with the material. THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Second Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 0534627129; THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Volume I: To 1800, Second Edition (Contains Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 0534627137; THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Volume II: Since 1400, Second Edition (Contains Chapters 13-29), ISBN: 0534627145; THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY TO 1400, Second Edition (Contains Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 0534627455.

Table of Contents

The First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires (PREHISTORY TO 500 C.E.)
The First Civilizations: the Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt
Ancient India
China in Antiquity
The Civilization of the Greeks
The World of the Romans
New Patterns of Civilization
The New World
The Worlds of Islam and Byzantium
Early Civilizations in Africa
The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia
From the Tang to the Mongols: the Flowering of Traditional China
The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
The Making of Europe in the Middle Ages
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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