9780534571719

World History to 1500 (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534571719

  • ISBN10:

    0534571719

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Author Biography

William J. Duiker is liberal arts professor emeritus of East Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Chronologies xiv
Maps
xv
Document Credits xvi
Photo Credits xx
Map Credits
xxii
Preface xxiii
Acknowledgments xxviii
A Note to Students about Languages and the Dating of Time xxx
Themes for Understanding World History xxxi
Part I The First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires (Prehistory to 500 C.E.) 1(165)
The First Civilizations: The Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt
2(36)
Ancient India
38(26)
China in Antiquity
64(30)
The Civilization of the Greeks
94(34)
The World of the Romans
128(38)
Part II New Patterns of Civilization 166(231)
The New World
168(24)
The World of Islam
192(24)
Early Civilizations in Africa
216(24)
The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia
240(26)
From the Tang to the Mongols: The Flowering of Traditional China
266(28)
The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
294(24)
The Making of Europe and the World of the Byzantine Empire, 500-1300
318(38)
Crisis and Rebirth: Europe in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
356(41)
Glossary 397(9)
Pronunciation Guide 406(5)
Index 411

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