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World History, Volume IIby Duiker, William J.; Spielvogel, Jackson J.
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World History September 8, 2010
History is history I guess, but this book keeps information concise and to the point and the photography is outstanding.
World History, Volume II: stars based on 1 user reviews.
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 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|
|Modern Patterns of World History (1800-1945)|
|The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870|
|The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World|
|The High Tide of Imperialism|
|Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge|
|The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution|
|Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939|
|The Crisis Deepens: World War II|
|Toward a Global Civilization? The World Since 1945|
|East and West in the Grip of the Cold War|
|Brave New World: Communism on Trial|
|Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945|
|Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East|
|Toward the Pacific Century|
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