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World Civilizations

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Edition:
4th
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9780534599331

ISBN10:
0534599338
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/1/2005
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Part I: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, 3500-500 B.C.E. 1. Prehistory. 2. Mesopotamia. 3. Egypt. 4. Warriors and Deities in the Near East: Persians and Jews. 5. India's Beginnings. 6. Ancient China to 500 B.C.E. Worldview I Ancient Civilizations, 3500-500 B.C.E. Part II: CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN CIVILIZATIONS, 500 B.C.E.-800 C.E. 7. The Greek Adventure. 8. Hellenic Culture. 9. Hellenistic Civilization. 10. Rome: City-State to Empire. 11. Imperial Decline and the Birth of Christian Europe. Worldview II Classical Mediterranean Civilizations, 500 B.C.E.-800 C.E. Part III: EQUILIBRIUM AMONG POLYCENTRIC CIVILIZATIONS, 500 C.E.-1500 C.E. 12. The Americas Before Columbus. 13. Africa from Kush to the Fifteenth Century. 14. Islam. 15. Mature Islamic Society and Institutions. 16. Indian Civilization in Its Golden Age. 17. Empire of the Middle: China to the Mongol Conquest. 18. Japan and Southeast Asia. 19. The European Middle Ages. 20. Late Medieval Troubles. 21. The European Renaissance. 22. The Mongol Intrusion. Worldview III Equilibrium Among Polycentric Civilizations, 500 C.E.-1500 C.E. Part IV: DISEQUILIBRIUM: THE WESTERN ENCOUNTER WITH THE NON-WESTERN WORLD, 1500-1700 C.E. 23. A Larger World Opens. 24. The Protestant Reformation. 25. Foundations of the European States. 26. Eastern European Empires. 27. The Rise and Fall of the Muslim Empires. 28. China from the Ming Through the Early Qing Dynasty. 29. Japan and Colonial Southeast Asia. 30. From Conquest to Colonies in Hispanic America. Worldview IV Disequilibrium: The Western Encounter with the Non-Western World, 1500-1700 C.E. Part V: REVOLUTIONS, IDEOLOGY, AND THE NEW IMPERIALISM, 1700-1920. 31. The Scientific Revolution and Its Enlightened Aftermath. 32. Liberalism and the Challenge to Absolute Monarchy. 33. The French Revolution and the Empire of Napoleon. 34. Europe's Industrialization and Its Social Impacts. 35. Europe in Ideological Conflict. 36. Consolidation of National States. 37. The Islamic World and India. 38. Africa in the Era of Informal Empire. 39. Latin America from Independence to Dependent States 40. Advanced Industrial Society. 41. Modern Science and Its Implications. 42. World War I and Its Disputed Settlement. Worldview V Revolutions, Ideology, and the New Imperialism, 1700-1920. Part VI: EQUILIBRIUM REESTABLISHED: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD AND BEYOND, 1920-PRESENT. 43. A Fragile Balance: Europe in the Twenties. 44. The Soviet Experiment to World War II. 45. Totalitarianism Refined: The Nazi State. 46. East Asia in a Century of Change. 47. World War II. 48. High and Low Cultures in the West. 49. Superpower Rivalry and the European Recovery. 50. Decolonization and the Third World. 51. The New Asia. 52. Africa in the Colonial and Independent Eras. 53. Latin America in the Twentieth Century. 54. The Reemergence of the Muslim World. 55. Collapse and Reemergence in Communist Europe. 56. A New Millennium. Worldview VI Equilibrium Reestablished: The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, 1920-Present. Glossary with Pronunciation Guide. Answers to Test Your Knowledge. Photo Credits, and Index.

Table of Contents

Ancient Civilizations 3500-500 B.C.E
Prehistory
Mesopotamia
Egypt
Warriors and Deities in the Near East: Persians and Jews
India's Beginnings
Ancient China to 500 B.C.E
Ordinary Lives in the Ancient Past
Classical Mediterranean Civilizations 500 B.C.E.-500 C.E
The Greek Adventure
Hellenic Culture
Hellenistic Civilization
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Ordinary Lives in the Classical Age
Equilibrium Among Polycentric Civilizations 100 B.C.E.-1500 C.E
Rome's Transformation and the Beginnings of Europe
Islam
Mature Islamic Society and Institutions
Indian Civilization in Its Golden Age
Empire of the Middle: China to the Mongol Conquest
Japan and Southeast Asia
Africa from Kush to the Fifteenth Century
The Americas Before Columbus
Ordinary Life among the Non-Western Peoples
The High Medieval Age
Late Medieval Troubles
The European Renaissance
Disequilibrium: the Western Encounter With the Non-Western World 1500-1850 C.E
A Larger World Opens
The Protestant Reformation
Foundations of the European States
Eastern European Empires
China from the Ming through the Early Qing Dynasty
Japan and Colonial Southeast Asia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century
The Rise and Fall of Muslim Empires
Africa in the Colonial Era
Latin America from Colony to Dependent Statehood
Western Revolutions, Industry, and Ideology 1700-1920
The Scientific Revolution and Its Enlightened Aftermath
Liberalism and the Challenge to Absolute Monarchy
The French Revolution and the Empire of Napoleon
Europe's Industrialization
The Social Impacts of Early Industry
Europe in Ideological Conflict
Consolidation of National States
Advanced Industrial Society
Modern Science and Its Implications
World War I and Its Disputed Settlement
Equilibrium Reestablished: the Twentieth-Century World 1920-Present
A Fragile Balance: Europe in the Twenties
The Soviet Experiment to World War II
Totalitarianism: the Nazi State
East Asia in a Century of Change
World War II
High and Low Cultures in the West
Superpower Rivalry and the European Recovery
Decolonization and the Third World
The New Asia
Africa after Independence
Latin America in the Twentieth Century
The Reemergence of the Muslim World
The Marxist Collapse and Its Aftermath
At the Start of a New Millennium
Bibliography
Answers to Test Your Knowledge
Glossary
Index
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