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THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, 6e 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 Sixth Edition of Duiker and Spielvogel's comprehensive WORLD HISTORY, this critically and popularly acclaimed book 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.
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|
|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 (500-1500 C.E.)|
|Ferment in the Middle East: the Rise of Islam|
|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|
|The Byzantine Empire and Crisis and Recovery in the West|
|The Emergence of New World Patterns (1500-1800)|
|New Encounters: the Creation of a World Market|
|Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building|
|The Muslim Empires|
|The East Asian World|
|The West on the Eve of a New World Order|
|Modern Patterns of World History (1800-1945)|
|The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century|
|The Americas and Society and Culture in the West|
|The High Tide of Imperialism|
|Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge|
|The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution|
|Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. from 1919 to 1939|
|The Crisis Deepens: World War II|
|Toward a Global Civilization? the Worl Science 1945|
|East and West in the Grip of the Cold War|
|Brave New World: Communism on Trial|
|Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945|
|Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East|
|Toward the Pacific Century? Epilogue: a Global Civilization|
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