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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This edition of WORLD HISTORY continues to take a global approach to world history, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.
Table of Contents
|The First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires (Prehistory to 500 C.E.)|
|The First Civilizations: The Peoples of Western Asia and North Africa|
|China in Antiquity|
|The Civilization of the Greeks|
|The First World Civilization: Rome, China, and the Emergence of the Silk Road|
|New Patterns of Civilization (500-1500 C.E.)|
|Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam|
|Early Civilizations in Africa|
|The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia|
|The Flowering of Traditional China|
|The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam|
|The Making of Europe|
|Crisis and Recovery: The Byzantine Empire and Cross-Cultural Encounters|
|The Emergence of New World Patterns (1500-1800)|
|New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market|
|Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building|
|The Muslim Empires|
|The East Asian World|
|The West on the Eve of a New World Order|
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