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Frameworks of World History is a groundbreaking text that uses a clear and consistent analytical approach to studying world history. Author Stephen Morillo--an award-winning teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience teaching World History--frames the study of this vast subject around a model that shows students how to do world history and not just learn about it. While this globally organized text contains all of the essential information, it is the only book that does not just tell what happened, but also shows how and why it happened. Using a framework that examines networks, hierarchies, and culture in world history, Morillo presents a thesis and an argument that students--and instructors--can respond to.
Stephen Morillo holds the Jane and Frederic M. Hadley Chair of History at Wabash College. He is the author of numerous monographs and journal articles and the coauthor of War in World History: Society, Technology and War from Ancient Times to the Present (2008) and Cultural Encounters: Themes andSources in World History (2005).
Table of Contents
BRIEF CONTENTS Volume One (Chapters 1-14)
PART I. Formations: To 600 BCE
1. Early Humans and the Foundations of Human History: To 8000 BCE 2. Patterns and Parameters: Development of the Agrarian World since 10,000 BCE 3. The World of Early Complex Societies: 4000 BCE to 600 BCE
PART II. Transformations: 600 BCE to 700 CE
4. The Axial Age: 600 BCE to 300 BCE 5. The Age of Empires: 500 BCE to 400 CE 6. Societies and Peoples: Everyday Life in the Agrarian World 7. The Salvation Religions: 200 BCE to 900 CE
PART III. Traditions: 400 to 1100
8. Contested Intersections: Networks, Hierarchies, and Traditional Worlds to 1500 9. Traditional Worlds I: Inner Circuit Eurasia, 400 to 1100 10. Traditional Worlds II: Outer Circuit Afro-Eurasia, 400 to 1100 11. Traditional Worlds III: Separate Circuits, 400 to 1500
PART IV. Contradictions: 1100 to 1500
12. War, States, Religions: 1100 to 1400 13. The Crisis of the Mongol Age: 1200 to 1400
Volume Two (Chapters 14-28)
14. Innovation and Tradition: 1350 to 1550
PART V. Connections: 1500 to 1800
15. The Late Agrarian World I: Networks of Exchange, 1500 to 1800 16. The Late Agrarian World II: Hierarchies in a Global System, 1500 to 1800 17. The Late Agrarian World III: Cultural Frames, Cultural Encounters, 1500 to 1800 18. Late Agrarian Transitions: North Atlantic Revolutions, 1650 to 1800
PART VI. Convulsions: 1750 to 1914
19. The Industrial Revolution: Overview, Networks, Economics 20. Industrial Hierarchies: Society, State, Culture 21. Imperialism: Structures and Patterns 22. Imperialism: Reactions and Consequences
PART VII. Crises 1914 to 1989
23. "The West" in Crisis, 1914 to 1937 24. The World in Crisis, 1929 to 1945 25. Crisis Institutionalized and Transformed: 1945 to 1989
PART VIII. Modernity since 1970
26. The Modern Global Network: Environment and Economy since 1970 27. Modern Hierarchies: States, Societies, and Conflicts since 1970 28. Networked Frames and Screens: Culture since 1970
Glossary Sources for Frameworks of World History: Table of Contents Credits Index