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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
|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, 1800-1870|
|The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World|
|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: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939|
|The Crisis Deepens: World War II|
|Toward a global civilization? the world since 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?|
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