World History, Volume I

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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
Ancient India
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.)
The Americas
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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