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, 6/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.
I. THE COMING OF CIVILIZATION.
1. Birth of Civilization.
2. The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion.
II. EMPIRES AND CULTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD.
3. Greek and Hellenistic Civilization.
4. Iran, India, and Inner Asia to 200 C.E.
5. Republican and Imperial Rome.
6. Africa: Early History to 1000 C.E.
7. China's First Empire (221 B.C.E.–220 C.E.).
III. CONSOLIDATION AND INTERACTION OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS.
8. Imperial China (589–1368).
9. Japan: Early History to 1467.
10. Iran and India Before Islam.
11. The Formation of Islamic Civilization (622–945).
12. The Early Middle Ages in the West to 1000: The Birth of Europe.
13. The Islamic Heartlands and India (ca. 1000–1500).
14. Ancient Civilizations of the Americas.
15. Europe to the Early 1500s: Decline, Revival, and Renaissance.
Volume II Begins
IV. THE WORLD IN TRANSITION.
16. The Age of Reformation and Religious Wars.
17. Africa (ca. 1000–1800).
18. Conquest and Exploitation: The Development of the Transatlantic Economy.
Volume I Ends
19. East Asia in the Late Traditional Era.
20. European State-Building and Worldwide Conflict.
21. European Society Under the Old Regime.
22. The Last Great Islamic Empires (1500–1800).
V. ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION IN THE WEST.
23. The Age of European Enlightenment.
24. Revolutions in the Transatlantic World.
25. Political Consolidation in Europe and North America, 1815–1880.
VI. INTO THE MODERN WORLD.
26. Northern Transatlantic Economy and Society, 1815–1914.
27. Latin America: From Independence to the 1940s.
28. India, the Islamic Heartlands, and Africa: The Encounter with the Modern West (1800–1945).
29. Modern East Asia.
VII. GLOBAL CONFLICT AND CHANGE.
30. Imperialism and World War I.
31. Depression, European Dictators, and the American New Deal.
32. World War II.
33. The West Since World War II.
34. East Asia in the Late Twentieth Century.
35. The Emerging Nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America Since 1945.