9780131926196

Heritage of World Civilizations Vol. 1 : To 1700

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131926196

  • ISBN10:

    0131926195

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • 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 has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields, Heritage of World Civilizations, 7/e, combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions.

Table of Contents

(Volume I contains Chapters 1-18; Volume II contains Chapters 16-35; Combined Volume contains Chapters 1-35)
The Coming of Civilization
Birth of Civilization
Early Humans and Their Culture
The Paleolithic Age
The Neolithic Age
The Bronze Age and the Birth of Civilization
Early Civilizations to About 1000 b.c.e
Mesopotamian Civilization
Egyptian Civilization
Ancient Near Eastern Empires
The Hittites
The Mitannians
The Assyrians
The Second Assyrian Empire
The Neo-Babylonians
Early Indian Civilization
The Indus Civilization
The Vedic Aryan Civilization Overview
Early Chinese Civilization
Neolithic Origins in the Yellow River Valley
Early Bronze Age: The Shang
Later Bronze Age: The Western Zhou
Iron Age: The Eastern Zhou
The Rise of Civilization in the Americas
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion
Comparing the Four Great Revolutions
Philosophy in China
Confucianism
Daoism
Legalism
Religion in India
ldquo;Hindurdquo; and ldquo;Indianrdquo;
Historical Background
The Upanishadic Worldview
Mahavira and the Jain Tradition
The Buddharsquo;s ldquo;Middle Pathrdquo;
The Religion of the Israelites
From Hebrew Nomads to the Israelite Nation
The Monotheistic Revolution Greek Philosophy
Reason and the Scientific Spirit
Political and Moral Philosophy
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