9780495566274

The Essential World History, Enhanced Edition, Volume 1

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495566274

  • ISBN10:

    0495566276

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

THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Enhanced Third Edition, shows you how to use the maps, images, and documents in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals some of the tricks to uncovering the past that your instructor wants you to know. "Discovery" sections, at the end of every chapter, assist you in practicing these skills, which will help you connect the text's seven themes of world history and excel in your course. This bestselling text presents a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that 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 to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures. The text takes a global approach to world history, helping you link events together in a broad comparative framework and place 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
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
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
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