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Frameworks of World History Networks, Hierarchies, Culture, Volume One: To 1550



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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.

Author Biography

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 and Sources in World History (2005).

Table of 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

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