9780130124593

The Heritage of World Civilizations Combined

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    9780130124593

  • ISBN10:

    0130124591

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For undergraduate level World Civilization or World History courses. This comprehensive, accessible survey of world history provides a global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. It combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilization, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions.

Table of Contents

PART I --- THE COMING OF CIVILIZATION 1(67)
Birth of Civilization
2(34)
Technology and Civilizations: The Rise of Monumental Architecture
32(4)
The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion
36(32)
Religions of the World: Judaism
66(2)
PART II --- EMPIRES AND CULTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD 68(152)
Greek and Hellenistic Civilization
72(40)
Iran, India, and Inner Asia to 200 C.E.
112(22)
Religions of the World: Hinduism
132(2)
Republican and Imperial Rome
134(38)
Africa: Early History to 1000 C.E.
172(26)
China's First Empire (221 B.C.E.--20 C.E.)
198(22)
Technology and Civilizations: Technology and Warfare in the Ancient World
216(4)
PART III --- CONSOLIDATION AND INTERACTION OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 220(200)
Imperial China (589--1368)
224(26)
Japan: Early History to 1467
250(28)
Religions of the World: Buddhism
276(2)
Iran and India Before Islam
278(16)
The Formation of Islamic Civilization (622-945)
294(20)
The Early Middle Ages in the West to 1000: The Birth of Europe
314(28)
Thew High Middle Ages (1000--1300)
342(32)
Technology and Civilizations: The Invention of Printing in China and Europe
370(4)
The Islamic Heartlands and India (1000--1500)
374(22)
Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
396(24)
PART IV --- THE WORLD IN TRANSITION 420
The Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the West (1300--1527)
424(24)
The Age of Reformation and Religious Wars
448(46)
Technology and Civilizations: Navigating the Oceans: Antiquity to the Renaissance
488(4)
Religions of the World: Christianity
492(2)
Africa (ca. 1000--1800)
494(24)
Conquest and Exploitation: The Development of the Transatlantic Economy
518
Index I-1

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