9780534569082

World Civilizations, Volume I: To 1600

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    9780534569082

  • ISBN10:

    0534569080

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/2/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This thorough introduction to world history presents material in manageable bites using a narrative format. This full-color, pedagogically rich, map- intensive text balances discussion of all major civilizations. The extensive ancillary package provides ample support of the first-time instructor of the World History course.

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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