9780495565970

The Essential World History, Enhanced Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495565970

  • ISBN10:

    0495565970

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/2/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This revised, bestselling text explores common challenges and experiences uniting the human past and informing key global patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history has been integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis.

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
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: Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East 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?
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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