9780495097679

The Essential World History To 1500

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495097679

  • ISBN10:

    0495097675

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/20/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Explore common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time withTHE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY: to 1500. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book's global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.

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 North Africa
Ancient India
China in Antiquity
The Civilization of the Greeks
The First World Civilization: Rome, China, and the Emergence of the Silk Road
New Patterns of Civilization
The Americas
Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam and Its Impact in the Region
Early Civilizations in Africa
The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia
The Flowering of Traditional China
The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
The Making of Europe
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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